Wu Ershan's The Butcher, The Chef & The Swordsman Trailer
Screening up at the Toronto Film Festival next month is a new kung fu comedy in the same vein as Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle called The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman from Chinese filmmaker Wu Ershan. I'm not exactly sure why, but Doug Liman is presenting the film at the festival and Twitch now has an official trailer from TIFF which you can check out below. This actually looks a lot more like a bloody, awesome, stylized martial arts movie than it does a kung fu comedy, but I'm in either way. It looks like we'll get three vignettes for each of the different stories, too. This looks good, I really want to see it! Watch below.
Watch the trailer for Wu Ershan's The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman:
A tale of revenge, honour and greed following a group of misfits who get involved with a mystical kitchen cleaver made from the five greatest swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.
The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman is directed by Chinese filmmaker Wu Ershan (who I can't seem to find on IMDb) who studied at the Beijing Institute of Film Studies. The screenplay was written by Zhang Jiajia, Tang Que, Ma Luoshan & Wu Ershan. It's based on the short story "Legend of the Kitchen Knife" by An Changhe. This will be presented by Doug Liman at the Toronto Film Festival next month, where it will be looking for a US distributor. We'll keep you updated and let you know what we think once we get to catch it!
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
not getting a kung fu hustle vibe at all...
Janny on Aug 31, 2010
this has to be the shittiest trailer i have ever seen
qweqwu on Aug 31, 2010
Looks pretty funny, I like the Jabba the Hut type guy.
Crapola on Aug 31, 2010
I actually got more of a "Snatch" type vibe...
Cmurder on Aug 31, 2010
Eli on Aug 31, 2010
lol wow now that was funny
Jericho on Aug 31, 2010
Looks crazy enough to watch. had a Big Trouble in Little China vibe to me.
jeffrey Lamar on Aug 31, 2010
What the merry hell? Looks good, I'm in! 🙂
Mike Kingscott on Aug 31, 2010
this seems very different compared to the comedies of Chow. I do not like much for now
Kano on Aug 31, 2010
jabba the hutt 😀 ! man i'm so stoneddddddddddddddddddddd who wanna get high¿
Jeff Spicoli on Sep 1, 2010
deadpool72 on Sep 1, 2010
If this movie goes in chronological order I hope it goes butcher, swordsman, chef instead of swordsman, chef, butcher.
Nana on Sep 4, 2010
this Film has a lot of the Same look has Kung fu hustle.
Cineprog on Sep 5, 2010
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