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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  • rocKKicker
    not really into it, sorry.
    • Alex Billington
      No need to apologize! Can't like every film and every genre of course.
      • rocKKicker
        i know, but honestly i wanted to like it. i swear!
        • JL
          HAHAHAHAHA! Like fail. ūüėČ
          • Darmin
            Maybe I should see the whole movie, so I can give a definite opinion hahaha ..
  • anpostteller
    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!
  • lego
    donnie yen, takeshi kaneshiro, 'nuff said
  • Brandon
    Strange trailer, but with a cast like that I'll check it out.
  • Lebowski
    this looks pretty fun, but that slow-mo boxing scene appears to be a direct lift from sherlock holmes
  • Matt Schmieding
    Picked up by Weinstein already, love the x-ray vision impacts
  • Wil
    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.
    • Brandon
      Because the Weinsteins are Hollywood.
  • DwainIBe
    Was that tooth in 3-D?
  • Rey
    hmm.. well, i guess I'll have to wait and see it before i criticize it, right?
  • Richie G
    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
  • Crapola
    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.
  • Phil
    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? 
    • Eien
       Unless you are trolling, we always have plenty of stories about European peoples. Sit down.




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