Badass First Trailer for the Pang Brothers' Storm Warriors
After the dismal debut of Bangkok Dangerous, the Pang Brothers have returned to China for their next film - The Storm Warriors. This is latest their exploration into martial arts - not that they haven't already featured martial arts in their films, but this is a period epic. For those who have forgotten who the Pang Brothers are, they're a directing team out of Hong Kong who brought us the original The Eye in 2002, The Messengers in 2007, a remake of their own film Bangkok Dangerous in 2008, and a handful of other Chinese features. And if you're hesitant about watching this trailer, don't be, it kicks some serious ass.
This reminds me a bit of Kazuaki Kiriya's Goemon, but not as stylized as that. I'd love to check this out, I think it just looks like some badass martial arts fun, despite being from the Pang Brothers. Thoughts?
Watch the first trailer for The Storm Warriors:
For more info on the film, check out the official website: thestormwarriors.com
The original cast returns in a sequel to Lau Wai-keung's 1998 The Storm Riders. Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Cloud (Aaron Kwok) find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China.
The Storm Warriors is directed by Hong Kong brothers Oxide and Danny Pang, of the original The Eye, The Tesseract, Re-cycle, The Messengers, and Bangkok Dangerous previously. The screenplay was written by Wing-Shing Ma, who wrote the comic book that the original Storm Riders is based on as well as other comic books like A Man Called Hero. The Storm Warriors is only scheduled to hit theaters in China starting in December of 2009. This film doesn't have a US distributor yet, but we hope to hear more on it soon!
Reader Feedback - 30 Comments
i liked crank better
john on May 31, 2009
Looks 10 times better than Goemon.
Darunia on May 31, 2009
#1 are you crazy??? Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.... the pang bros rules.......
gabriel isea on May 31, 2009
FYI... this is a sequel to "Storm Riders" of 1998. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165499/ both are adapted from the popular Hong Kong comic book "Fung Wan"
Major Kusanagi on May 31, 2009
Ben Wilson on May 31, 2009
Thank you #4, I knew I saw an II in the title. This looks pretty cool and I'm going to check out Storm Riders in the near future.
Syphous on May 31, 2009
why tempting us with an awesome trailer when we prob wont see it till 2010, (dec 2009) for hongkong. plus prob straight onto bluray instead of imax in US and europe
PinkSushi on May 31, 2009
Reminds me kind of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender', if only they did THAT movie like this. Looks good
Edward on May 31, 2009
DAMN...that looks awesome...looks like it takes the genre to another level...
lando on May 31, 2009
sweet! A Man Called Hero and Storm Riders are both great movies with some epic fights. Looks like a good year for these kind of movies, with Goemon coming aswell. I saw the new trailer for Blood: The Last Vampire in front of Tormented and it looks crazy aswell, plenty of heads being roundhouse kicked off!
chrisUK on May 31, 2009
What ? You can see that kind of shit on Japanses cable TV every single day. Cheap CGI with some historic clothing etc etc etc.
Shige on May 31, 2009
Looks like nonsense, but worth watching late night, I like films like this.
Crapola on May 31, 2009
Loved Storm Riders, so I'll definitely love this one.
Telvis on May 31, 2009
300 meets Hero?
Jim on May 31, 2009
I've never really read the comics, but I wasn't really impressed with the first film. Actors are good, and the graphics are better than before (that's a given). I'm always down for a martial arts film.
Ban Kai on May 31, 2009
Looks good, not amazing but definitely better than Twilight.
LSP on May 31, 2009
and some said T4 was like a video game?! Ha!! I might actually check this out. Neat f/x.
bozoconnors on Jun 1, 2009
guys this is a Hong Kong comic book adaption like #4 said, nothing to do with goemon or avatar the last air bender or any other stuff like that, that comic has been in published in asia for more than 20 years as far as i know, so i hope the movie lives up to the comic's epic status.
Andrew on Jun 1, 2009
#16... I hope to god you are joking.
nate on Jun 1, 2009
I actually enjoy the stormrider very much...i have waited for sequel too long..too excited to watch the wind and cloud again..few months ago the animated release..nice also..looking for it
Gana on Jun 1, 2009
Dude looks like Rhino from Spider-Man
Garrett on Jun 1, 2009
#8 I was thinking the same thing
Gabriël on Jun 1, 2009
They should have done Dragon Ball Evolution T_T
Zandhu on Jun 1, 2009
At least the visuals look better than Wolverine's claws in Origins movie.
GTO on Jun 1, 2009
Looks set to be a visual treat 🙂
Dean on Jun 1, 2009
anyone know if this is the same director who did Zu Warriors?
esophus on Jun 2, 2009
The flying sword scenes look really nice! #23 indeed, this cast and crew could have done a lot better job with it 😛
coswell on Jun 2, 2009
part one was great for its time... given the amount of growth graphics wise and a decent story with great choreography, this movie will be a must see.
frkknbeast on Jun 3, 2009
As long the Asian market enjoys this film ..i dont give a rat ass from white western pricks
jason on Nov 3, 2009
Forget those rubbish western jerks.Tehy know nothing about martial arts. Example The Matrix cast by Keanu Reeves was 100% copy the Hong Kong finhting skills in the dramas. It proves that Hong Kong and China movies are the leaders in fighting scenes.
Penjejak Badai on Nov 25, 2009
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