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