North American trailer for Tsui Hark’s ‘Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon’

"Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon" American Theatrical Poster

"Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon" American Theatrical Poster

THE MOVIE: The captivating tale of Dee Renjie’s (Mark Chao) beginnings in the Imperial police force. His very first case, investigating reports of a sea monster terrorizing the town, reveals a sinister conspiracy of treachery and betrayal, leading to the highest reaches of the Imperial family. Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon stars Feng Shaofeng, Angelababy, Carina Lau, Kim Bum and Lin Gengxin.

Tsui Hark directs and produces Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, a prequel to his successful film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Huayi Brothers President Wang Zhongjun conceded that the Chinese box office is still dominated by Hollywood films due to their “appealing storylines” and expensive special effects.

However, Wang expects the H Plan to lead to a turnaround for Chinese film industry. Tai Chi O director Stephen Fung and Painted Skin 2 direct Wu Ershan will also have new projects for Huayi Brothers in 2013.

Updates: The fine folks at 24 Frames Per Second offer a detailed plot synopsis for the sequel, titled Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon. | Here’s a new poster, featuring Taiwanese/Canadian actor Mark Chao. And in case you missed it, check out the teaser trailer. | New poster and, at last, a trailer for the film.

BREAKING NEWS: Watch the new North American trailer, which will get a limited release on September 27th. Also take a look at the new poster.

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3 Responses to North American trailer for Tsui Hark’s ‘Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon’

  1. Sevket Erhat says:

    I really loved the first one so I am excited

  2. DrFunkie says:

    I just watched Detective Dee 2010 for the first time tonight 6/24/2011. The movie blow me away with it’s incredible style, art and acting. The movie certainly is better than many block busters that I’ve seen in America. I’m looking forward to the prequel and watching Detective Dee in action again. I had no idea this movie even existed. America is a very short cited country and refuse to accept other cultures. I also believe that It would help if some of the major Asian firms were English dubbed which would increase the appeal and circulation Asian Films.
    Note: Detective Dee is a good name and the beginning of a very good Series or Franchise.
    Also Note that this movie reminded me a little bit of “The Duel” that also stared Andy Lau. Although “The Duel” was more of a comedy I really enjoyed the very funky detective that had cool gadgets, cool friends and a hot babe.

  3. I’m looking forward to this, but not exactly digging that poster.

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