Indie Trailer Sunday: Andrew Lau's 'The Guillotines' Action Movie
Fear - the ultimate weapon. Today's indie trailer is from Well Go USA for the US release of Andrew Lau's The Guillotines, a martial arts action-adventure out of China about a secret brotherhood of elite assassins known as The Guillotines. When I first heard that title I wasn't expecting to see anything that great, but I'm impressed. It plays on the concept of old school swords vs. new school firearms in a stylish way, and looks like it will have some incredible fights. The cast includes Shawn Yue, Xiaoming Huang, Zhang Wen and Yuchun Li. The circular flying swords are a little gimmicky, but I'm curious to check this out. Enjoy!
Watch the official US release trailer for Andrew Lau's The Guillotines, in high def from Apple:
A secret brotherhood of assassins—The Guillotines, once favored by the Emperor, are now a force of terror and oppression under a new regime. Exiled to a remote village and hunted by a squad of fighters with firearms that challenge their steel, The Guillotines must now outwit and outfight enemies from both sides.
The Guillotines is directed by veteran Hong Kong cinematographer & filmmaker Andrew Lau, of many films including The Storm Riders, Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen and the Infernal Affairs trilogy (which was the basis of The Departed). The screenplay was written by Oi Wah Lam, Yuet-Jan Hui & Ka-Kei Chit. Well Go USA will be releasing The Guillotines in limited US theaters June 14th, plus VOD May 14th.