John Woo & Su Chao-Pin's 'Reign of Assassins' Promo Trailer

April 19, 2010
Source: Twitch

Reign of Assassins Trailer

This looks pretty badass! Twitch has discovered the first (unofficial) promo trailer for an upcoming Chinese martial arts movie called Reign of Assassins that is co-directed by John Woo and Su Chao-Pin starring Michelle Yeoh and Jung Woo-sung (from The Good, The Bad, The Weird as "The Good"). This kind of looks like Salt meets Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, which may sound good to some, but not-so-good to others who are tired of the same ole martial arts movies. However, after watching this, I'm pretty damn excited to see it, maybe just cause I'm a sucker for martial arts films like Crouching Tiger. Anyway, check it out below.

Watch the early promo trailer for John Woo and Su Chao-Pin's Reign of Assassins:

A female assassin falls in love with a man whose father was killed by her gang. Unaware that he also is a trained martial artist, their love blossoms but then tensions arise as the past comes back to haunt them.

Reign of Assassins is directed by Su Chao-Pin, of Better Than Sex and Silk, and co-directed by John Woo of everything from Hard Boiled to Face/Off to Mission: Impossible II to Red Cliff. The script was also written by Chao-Pin and the film is being co-produced by Terence Chang and Woo. As far as we know, this doesn't have a US distributor yet, but is expected to hit theaters in China sometime later this year (September or August), so I'd say expect Reign of Assassins to arrive in the US sometime in 2011. We'll keep you updated!

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Not the best of trailers...but there were some good looking parts in it. Michelle Yeoh is great.

Sabes on Apr 19, 2010


Reminds me of Hero, except nowhere near as good. lols.

danielvutran on Apr 19, 2010


You said The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I think you meant The Good, the Bad, and the Weird.

Joshua m on Apr 19, 2010


eh.. john woo is not on a level of ang lee's crouching tiger. i only get excited if woo ping is involved in these period martial arts flicks.

CL on Apr 20, 2010


Trailer looking good and very impressive,i like action scenes of Chinese movies. Woo ping is look nice in tralier

Alta White Teeth on Apr 20, 2010


eh.. john woo is not on a level of ang lee's crouching tiger. i only get excited if woo ping is involved in these period martial arts flicks.

dresses1 on Apr 20, 2010


Meh, Chuck Norris would kick their collective asses, not ONE of them was a multi world champ like Chuck! ....just kidding! Look forward to seeing more about this.

TediusTed on Apr 20, 2010


.....Chuck Norris can kill two stones with one bird.

Dave on Apr 20, 2010


Crouching Tiger's martial arts are not good. It may of seemed really good at the time but in comparison to other martial arts flicks the fighting choreography just isn't there. Great story and script though, with definitely the best acting. This film has some solid looking choreography nice cinematography, too. Michelle Yeoh is a true bad ass.

Linkfx on Apr 20, 2010


The story seems good enough that I'll watch it.

arjones on Apr 20, 2010


did anyone else notice they spelled Honor wrong? Honour?

tim on Apr 20, 2010


Honour is how you spell it in England. As this is the birth place of the English language, 'honour' is the correct spelling. The American version which is 'honor' is wrong ;o)

lee on Apr 20, 2010


Now this look real badass not kick ass , Mechelle Yeoh looks outstanding. I'm a big John woo fan liked Hardboild, Face Off and Redclife, shall be looking forward to this one Reign of Assassins.

Cineprog on Apr 20, 2010


Where is my Michelle Yeoh/Angelina Jolie movie??? WHERE IS IT??? Someone certainly has some plans to make one, right? RIGHT?

kitano0 on Apr 20, 2010



AgentMcQueen on Apr 20, 2010


With how heavy the music is playing, I feel there should have been more action featured, not the trailer wrap up all intense on her watching him sip tea. John Woo needs to slap the bitch who's editing it. I'm a fan of martial arts movies, I just wasn't really impressed by what was shown.

Nick Sears on Apr 20, 2010


I'm so tired of wire work. Is tony Jaa the only martial artist who does not use wires?

D on Apr 20, 2010


@17 i agree, but yeah he's the only decent martial artist/actor who doesn't use wires not really looking forward to this one, i don't think the storyline withh be powerful enough to make this one memorable.... owh and honor is how you spell honour in american english 🙂 just like australians spell "colour" like that and americans spell "color" like this. 🙂

helovatown on Apr 21, 2010


this looks lame

DoomCanoe on Apr 21, 2010


this is on my must see list because it features one of my favorite actors, angeles woo

colin on Apr 27, 2010


there is nothing.. bleh..

Sakyo on Apr 29, 2010

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