John Woo & Su Chao-Pin's 'Reign of Assassins' Promo Trailer
This looks pretty badass! Twitch has discovered the first (unofficial) promo trailer for an upcoming Chinese martial arts movie called Reign of Assassins that is co-directed by John Woo and Su Chao-Pin starring Michelle Yeoh and Jung Woo-sung (from The Good, The Bad, The Weird as "The Good"). This kind of looks like Salt meets Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, which may sound good to some, but not-so-good to others who are tired of the same ole martial arts movies. However, after watching this, I'm pretty damn excited to see it, maybe just cause I'm a sucker for martial arts films like Crouching Tiger. Anyway, check it out below.
Watch the early promo trailer for John Woo and Su Chao-Pin's Reign of Assassins:
A female assassin falls in love with a man whose father was killed by her gang. Unaware that he also is a trained martial artist, their love blossoms but then tensions arise as the past comes back to haunt them.
Reign of Assassins is directed by Su Chao-Pin, of Better Than Sex and Silk, and co-directed by John Woo of everything from Hard Boiled to Face/Off to Mission: Impossible II to Red Cliff. The script was also written by Chao-Pin and the film is being co-produced by Terence Chang and Woo. As far as we know, this doesn't have a US distributor yet, but is expected to hit theaters in China sometime later this year (September or August), so I'd say expect Reign of Assassins to arrive in the US sometime in 2011. We'll keep you updated!