The trailer is online for Wu Dang, a new fantasy-based Chinese martial arts film from the director of Twins Effect II and featuring action choreography by the legendary Corey Yuen. The film stars Vincent Zhao, who is probably most famous at the moment for dropping out of Donnie Yen’s Special Identity, alongside Siu-Wong Fan (Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky) and Yang Mi.
Based on the trailer, it looks like this movie is leaving reality far behind, with characters floating through the air, walking on water, and generally defying gravity like it ain’t no thing.
Chinese Films has more details, with Wu Dang slated for a July 17th, 2012 release date in China.
Update: Some very brightly colored promotional posters over at Chinese Films. Actress Yang Mi has actually arrived in France to help promote the film at Cannes since this is her first martial arts role.
While promoting Wu Dang in Beijing yesterday, actor Vincent Zhao spoke out about the controversy surrounding his departure from the Donnie Yen aciton film Special Identity. Says Zhao: “I’ve been in this industry for over 20 years. I was taught to treat people with respect. But he [Yen] destroyed everything I knew about him.”
A final, and generally more impressive, trailer is now online. This trailer puts more emphasis on the film’s slick production values and Corey Yuen’s action choreography. Now this looks like something we’d actually want to see!
BREAKING NEWS: Guess that final trailer wasn’t so final after all. Wu Dang opens in China in just two days. Check out the latest trailer.