Must Watch: Awesome Promo Trailer for The Warrior's Way
I almost saved this for the weekend, but I thought it was way too awesome to keep until then. Our friends at 24FPS (via Quiet Earth) discovered another fantastic trailer for a movie I didn't know even existed. The Warrior's Way stars Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston, Geoffrey Rush, and Dong-Kun Jang as Yang. It mixes westerns, martial arts, and fantasy in a way you've probably never seen. That's the only introduction you need, because this 4-minute long promo trailer is exhilarating to watch. There are some scenes that, even in low res, look incredible, like that hallway scene where Yang is being shot at in the dark. Just watch this!
Watch the first promo trailer for The Warrior's Way:
Trailer removed at the request of Relativity Media. Sorry guys!
We hope to have a better quality version of this trailer soon, but for now that's all there is!
The Warrior's Way, aka Laundry Warrior, is both written and directed by Korean filmmaker Sngmoo Lee, who is making his directing debut after teaching for five years at the New York Film School. The film is produced by Oscar winning Lord of the Rings producer Barrie M. Osborne with a budget of around $47 million. This was shot in late 2007 in New Zealand and is currently in post-production with Weta Digital working on some visual effects. This doesn't have a distributor or a release date, so stay tuned for updates.
Reader Feedback - 51 Comments
richard on Jun 9, 2009
Completely blasphemous that they got Huston's last name wrong. It's one of the most legendary last names in cinematic history.
huh? on Jun 9, 2009
Act on Jun 9, 2009
That looked pretty cool.
KenDoll on Jun 9, 2009
Sweet jehosphat!!! That is awesome sauce.
Psyfon on Jun 9, 2009
I don't understand the need to reinstate the Baby Cart/Lone Wolf and Cub thing. Frankly, I don't understand what's going on in this movie haha.
L on Jun 9, 2009
looks more like a video game than a movie... not sure if I think thats a good thing.
steve on Jun 9, 2009
@6 I don't understand half of what's going on, but it looks really cool, some scenes feels a bit like 300.
Dean on Jun 9, 2009
Um it was kinda interesting until everyone started to rain down on the houses and fly around, I hate that crap.
Richard on Jun 9, 2009
Seems like a nice movie, but trailer revealed a bit much.. don't you think? Would have rather had the "Stranger in a Strange Town" kind of trailer and we only get a hint about how his Past can figure into changing their Future. Love the line though about how he has sealed his sword, so that no one has to hear the cries of the many he has killed. That line, without any of the extra give-aways about ninjas and stuff would have been more effective in my book. Final scene showing many number of Japanese Assassins is a give away for the film's final confrontation. Again, a bit much.
SS on Jun 9, 2009
wow, this looks awful.
brvtalbrodeo on Jun 9, 2009
Awesome sandwich! The end part didn't look colour corrected though, but apart from that, Hell to the yizzzzeeeeeaaaH!
Crapola on Jun 9, 2009
This is going to invite comparison to "Sukiyaki Western Django" and "The Matrix." A lot of the FX shots look unfinished to me, but i like the idea, and the Koreans have been on a serious mission to impress western audiences over the past few years, so I look forward to it regardless.
Steven on Jun 9, 2009
Looks amazing... what's with the weird accent Rush is doing in the voiceover???
Krispy kitchen on Jun 9, 2009
Geoffrey Rush as old Vash the Stampede haha. It looks way good.
John is a Basterd on Jun 9, 2009
@7 Totally agree, looks very much like a video game trailer. Think I'll check this out.
Oh JEBUS on Jun 9, 2009
what did he teach if he never made a film.....
ramez on Jun 9, 2009
lazy afternoon with a tired mind, this could be something...
miracle disease on Jun 9, 2009
I think this looks great. Not crazy about Bosworth, but I will definitely watch this. You're right, the scene in the darkened hallway was great!
kitano0 on Jun 9, 2009
Janika on Jun 9, 2009
This looks like an over-done rip off of Shogun Assassin
Chris on Jun 9, 2009
did I see a machine gun in the hall scene? is this some retro future world or something? looks interesting. anything is better than year of the remake or Karate Kid reboot....interesting.
trev on Jun 9, 2009
Kinda looks like Ninja scroll meets the old west
D on Jun 9, 2009
this trailer started with so much promises and lead to nothing but disappointment. It;s something that you really want to fall in love with but wont be able to because its just going to lack in so many things. I guarantee you this is going to be something a critic is going to say and you wont have a choice but to agree.
Salvatore on Jun 9, 2009
It's Samurai vs. Cowboys ... like a really epic episode of 'Deadliest Warriors' goin on. lol!
LW on Jun 9, 2009
Pretty Cool Stuff. Thanks for posting it!
Gavin on Jun 9, 2009
Interesting, awful CG though, hopefully this isn't the final render here.
Collin on Jun 9, 2009
Oh man... It's like Equilibrium meets Kenshin!
James on Jun 9, 2009
If those visuals were deliberate (both good and shoddy CG), count me in cuz this is gonna be instant vintage
Jaf on Jun 10, 2009
NICE! That was awesome! Very interesting concept.
K on Jun 10, 2009
Very Impressive, a rental, but looks great!
Atomic Popcorn on Jun 10, 2009
47 million dollars!!! They gave 47 million dollars to an unproven student. Jeeze, I have used a camcorder can someone give me 20 million to make a crappy movie that only a few movie buffs are going to watch!! Anyone remember D-War? This looks like a western version of D-war with a touch of 300 with some really badly delivered lines. I know Jang Dong Kwan, he made some good films (Ching-gu, Lost Memories). But this!?!?!? will be "Typhoon" in English.
N on Jun 10, 2009
Looks cool, but I think I'll wait for a little more info =p
Robbie on Jun 10, 2009
the trailer shoot have stopped right at 2.35 that would have been such a awesome trailer bt.... it gives away too much and there is deff editing before the final trailer. simply coz z i would cost so much more on tv for a 4 minutes trailer. cut it around 2.45 !!! the dark corridor scene was WOWWW
PinkSushi on Jun 10, 2009
Very interesting !!! So fantastic !!!!! I can not to wait to see this film in the big screen !!!!! Give us more information about it, Please !!!!!!!!!
Tara on Jun 10, 2009
According to Korean Websites, this is the leaked trailer with temp CGI made only for film market buyers.
WW on Jun 10, 2009
Looks cool, will keep an eye out for this one. I just noticed Danny Huston is in it! 😀
Gabriël on Jun 10, 2009
cool to see the combinations of Wushu choreography and the special effects on the big screen. Clearly a trend that will continue to rule and develop more...
masteringwushu.com on Jun 10, 2009
I almost got really pissed whe I saw that seen with the baby and him cutting the bullet... like it gave away too much... but loving the Fantasy side of it.. nearly like a video game feel in the second half of the trailer. I am there
Dusty on Jun 10, 2009
wow... what a shameless wushu plug.. hahaha.. and yes I clicked on it.. so you tricked me
Dusty on Jun 10, 2009
looks like a stylized blend of old westerns and old martial art flicks retold in new anime/comic/videogame informed sensibility... Im excited to see this.
lando on Jun 10, 2009
Remember hearing about this after 300 came out. It's all green screen.
Heckle on Jun 10, 2009
Looks great, we can't wait.
James Dean on Jun 10, 2009
call me when they get this in HD. this is like watching david lynch on an iphone.
Bernhard on Jun 10, 2009
Holy-@#$%!!!! but I agree with # 10
LeoJRob on Jun 10, 2009
agree with 34 but even though it gave to much away i cant fucking wait!
DoomCanoe on Jun 10, 2009
tankmaster on Jun 10, 2009
Jeez how much of this cgi crap do we have to endure, this movie wil be an EPIC FAIL.
Jarno on Jun 11, 2009
It seems to me more of a graphic novel type movie, not so much like 300, more like sin city, where there is a complex (yet still basic) storyline with twists, turns, and lots of action! XD For people who say this looks like 300: thats only because of the slow motion fight scenes, which i think are done better in this movie, just from the trailer. And 300 was definately not the first do do slow motion fight scenes. Or it could be the rich colors. To people who say "this is bad cgi, its all cgi, it looks like a videogame, etc" well the cgi is UNFINISHED and this was a LEAKED LOW RES trailer. so of course it looks like bad cgi. And no its not all cgi, but it looks like it actually has a decent story behind it. And already much better cgi than in the matrix for instance. Some people say that the trailer gives away too much, but i dont think that is necissarily so. The trailer is quite long at about 4 minutes, but it seems like a long story. Yes it does show the ninjas coming down at the end, but as it said, that was just "the begining". It doesnt show the final fight, it doesnt say anything about what happens to the baby, it doesnt show the relationships between most of the characters, and one of the most important points is: it doesnt reveal the two "powerful secrets". Besides, when you knew he just ran from asia after killing lotsa people and sealed his sword so that his enemies couldnt hear him... did you really think it was just gona be left like that? I find this trailer encouraging and believe that this could end up being a seriously EPIC movie. I also believe it could end up a pile of cgi crap, but Im hoping for the first one. The only thing that makes me worried is that it doesnt have a distributor yet, but that could easily be because distributors are looking to see the finished project, because if a really good movie has bad cgi, it will be a pile of crap.
David on Sep 11, 2009
I have always like western movies even when I was little. Martial Arts mixed in with A-list actors could really enhance this movie.
Hsa on Oct 1, 2009
I also seen that this movie was being pushed back to sometime in the spring of next year.
Hsa on Oct 1, 2009
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