Must Watch: Great Trailer for Yuen Woo-Ping's True Legend
From China comes True Legend (aka Su Qi-Er), the latest martial arts epic from Yuen Woo-Ping, the fight choreographer on all three Matrix movies and Kill Bill. The film stars Michelle Yeoh (who you'll recognize from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Man Cheuk Chiu as the lead. IMDb lists David Carradine as part of the cast as well as Jay Chou, who is playing Kato in The Green Hornet, as the "God of Martial Arts." It's a tale, kind of like Gladiator, about a wealthy man who loses everything and becomes a true legend, a "King of Beggars." The fights in this look awesome and it reminds me a lot of Jet Li's Fearless. Check it out!
Watch the first trailer for Yuen Woo-Ping's True Legend:
Su Qi-Er (Man Cheuk Chiu) is a wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation as a result of a conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as a patriotic hero known as the "King of Beggars." Sounds pretty good?
True Legend is directed by Chinese filmmaker and legendary martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping, who has directed numerous films including Iron Monkey, Fist of the Red Dragon, and The Red Wolf. The screenplay was written by To Chi-Long, of Blood Brothers, Jet Li's Fearless, and Murderer previously. This does not have a US release date yet, although it was produced by Focus Features, so stay tuned for updates!
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
nem on Oct 19, 2009
Ahhh it looks soo good!
Rob on Oct 19, 2009
it looked good until Jay Chou appeared with that ridiculous costume. seems like a fantasy flick.
casshern on Oct 19, 2009
Kind of a weird trailer, but looks cool. <3 Michelle Yeoh.
Sabes on Oct 19, 2009
I hope there isn't to much back story and it ends up as a 2 hour mixed martial arts brawl either way I'm seeing it
DoomCanoe on Oct 20, 2009
Look's very intresting hope there is some great fight scence just like the matrix films.
Cineprog on Oct 20, 2009
That guy looks like Justin Long with a beard. LMAO.
Collin on Oct 20, 2009
Does anyone talk in this movie?
Robbie on Oct 20, 2009
wow.. looks cool.. looking forward to Jay Chou's performance ^^
Jessie on Oct 20, 2009
hmm, looks pretty well done. but yeah, #4, it is a bit of a weird trailer. perhaps they did it htat way in an attempt for it to be viewed well in multiple nations (language barrier)?
dave13 on Oct 20, 2009
Why can't they make Mortal Kombat this cool.
James on Oct 20, 2009
sort of reminded me of mortal kombat....
Janny on Oct 20, 2009
I want to see it now!!!
Hallaball on Oct 20, 2009
SWWEEEEEEEETTTT.. I am game
Dusty on Oct 20, 2009
what 3 said, damn jay. but we'll just have to wait and see
lego on Oct 20, 2009
does anyone else think he looks like Justin Long?
that guy on Oct 20, 2009
drunkens!! and definitely not a HK kung fu flick without the crazy costumes
kenji on Oct 20, 2009
TVN on Oct 20, 2009
The back story is a classic chinese story. Stephen Chow did a comedy based on this story as well. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100963/ It has been a while Woo-Ping directed a movie. It should be really good if you're into martial arts (not action) film
Joe C. on Oct 21, 2009
2 words: AWESOME AWESOME ! can't wait! Had some fantastic 'period' martial arts movies recently, with Ong Bak 2, The Warlords and IP Man, not to mention the fighting in Red Cliffe.
ChrisUK on Oct 21, 2009
Looks pretty daft, I like the fight scenes, but did that guy have armour fused to his skin near the end? Visually those movies rule, but often the story seems almost like an inconvenience for the film makers.
Crapola on Oct 21, 2009
Yup, I'll go for that 🙂 Most odd about the chap with the fused silver armour though, but yeah, I'm game 🙂
Mike Kingscott on Oct 21, 2009
I wish the dragonball movie was this great!
low on Oct 22, 2009
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