Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Peter Chan's 'Swordsmen' Film 'Wu Xia'

May 11, 2011
Source: Twitch

Wu Xia (Swordsmen) Trailer

"Liu Jinxi - What kind of man are you?" There's a film that's premiering at the Cannes Film Fest this month from Chinese director Peter Chan that's called Wu Xia, or just Swordsmen translated to English. The martial arts action-drama stars Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Tang and Donnie Yen (who recently appeared in Legend of the Fist as Chen Zhen) as a sinful martial arts expert wants to start a new tranquil life, only to be hunted by a determined detective and his former master. Twitch recently found the first teaser trailer for Wu Xia and it kicks quite a bit of ass, can't wait to see this in Cannes. It does have English subtitles - enjoy!

Watch the first teaser trailer for Peter Chan's new film Wu Xia (aka Swordsmen):

In the late Qing Dynasty, LIU Jin-xi is a papermaker and father of two sons who lives a seemingly normal life with his family in a remote village. However, the arrival of a detective threatens to tear them apart…

Swordsmen, originally Wu Xia in Mandarin, is directed by popular Chinese filmmaker Peter Chan, of films like Comrades: Almost a Love Story, The Love Letter, Perhaps Love and The Warlords from 2007. The script was written by Aubrey Lam. This is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival as a Midnight Screening. It does not have a US distributor yet, but we'll keep an eye out and will let you know once it does. Look good?

Update: The Weinstein Company just bought this film today. They titled it Dragon instead of Swordsmen.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments


not really into it, sorry.

rocKKicker on May 11, 2011


No need to apologize! Can't like every film and every genre of course.

Alex Billington on May 11, 2011


i know, but honestly i wanted to like it. i swear!

rocKKicker on May 11, 2011


HAHAHAHAHA! Like fail. ūüėČ

JL on May 11, 2011


Maybe I should see the whole movie, so I can give a definite opinion hahaha ..

Darmin on May 14, 2011


I really like the look of this, hope the story is as good as the fight choreography and overall style in this trailer. Though unless it's terribly bad, I'm sure I won't mind... Can't wait to see more!

anpostteller on May 11, 2011


donnie yen, takeshi kaneshiro, 'nuff said

lego on May 11, 2011


Strange trailer, but with a cast like that I'll check it out.

Brandon on May 11, 2011


this looks pretty fun, but that slow-mo boxing scene appears to be a direct lift from sherlock holmes

Lebowski on May 11, 2011


Picked up by Weinstein already, love the x-ray vision impacts

Matt Schmieding on May 11, 2011


Why is that when the Weinsteins purchase a Martial Arts film, they feel the need to change the title, especially to something as generic as Dragon? Why can' they just leave it? I just hope they don't hack it up like other Martial Arts films they purcahsed in the past.

Wil on May 11, 2011


Because the Weinsteins are Hollywood.

Brandon on May 11, 2011


Was that tooth in 3-D?

DwainIBe on May 11, 2011


hmm.. well, i guess I'll have to wait and see it before i criticize it, right?

Rey on May 12, 2011


That whole x-ray thing is one of my biggest peeves with shows like csi, but for some reason I think its the element that makes me want to see this movie most here. Looks good, I'll have to check it out. Thanks Alex

Richie G on May 12, 2011


I thought it was going to be another mystical floaty nonsense searching trailer, but it looked super bandana wearing teddy bear on a flaming harley davidson rolling through the streets of Calcutta awesome.

Crapola on May 12, 2011


Where is the diversity in this film?  Why is the film all Chinese?  The movie "Thor" had a black and an asian in a story about Germanic gods.  Where are all the pro-diversity folks.  Or does diversity not apply when it's not about European peoples? 

Phil on May 16, 2011


 Unless you are trolling, we always have plenty of stories about European peoples. Sit down.

Eien on May 22, 2011

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