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Apparently this first trailer for Wen Jiang’ s Let The Bullets Fly has been captured at some kind of promotion event during the Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Chow Yun-Fet, Carina Lau and the director himself, and will open in Chinese theaters on October 1st.
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.
Because my first article on Bangkok Adrenaline sparked some pretty intense discussions in the comments section that even allured director Raimund ‘Ray’ Huber himself, I thought you might be interested in the new trailer that was screened during the Cannes Film Market to international distributors.
P.S. Was the shotgun sfx in the beginning taken from Doom or Duke Nukem 3D?
[via Cinema Beacon]
A first promotional teaser for Daniel Lee’s Wuxia adventure 14 Blades starring Donnie Yen was shown during the Cannes film festival and found it’s way into the net. The quality isn’t great and the narrator’s distorted voice in the show booth kinda reminds me of a ride in a cheap ghost train, but I guess it’s better than nothing.
During the Ming Dynasty, the Emperor of China possessed one weapon greater than all others, the Jinyiwei, an elite force of assassins recruited from street orphans. Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades, eight being for torture, five for killing, and the last blade being reserved for suicide when a mission failed. Above the law, with a license to kill, the Jinyiwei devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone.
When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch JIA, the best of the Jinyiwei, QUINGLONG and XUANWU, are assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. However unbeknownst to Quinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission Quinglong is betrayed by Xuanwu and barely escapes with his life. Now as the most wanted man in the land Quinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power. In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.
Looks like the planned live-action adaptation of the Bubblegum Crisis anime will be a real international affair.
After Axxis from Singapore and the Japanese Anime International Company introduced the adaptation last year, four more companies (Australia’s Arclight Films, Wizzfilms from Canada, Infotainment China Media Company and the UK based Latec International) announced their cooperation in Cannes today. The wordwide release is planned for early 2012.
So far no names have been dropped for the director or cast, but according to the Hollywood Reporter the main cast will feature two male and four female leads. The female quartet will be played by two Asian and two Caucasian actresses.
[via ANN, The Hollywood Reporter, ScreenDaily]