Twitch Film has the word: acclaimed martial arts choreographer and filmmaker Yuen Woo-ping is set to direct a new trilogy of action movies. Fresh off the international success of True Legend, Woo-ping will tackle a three-part Chinese and Canadian co-production called Vigilantes. The first film in the series, titled Vigilantes – The Lost Order has been billed ‘The Matrix meets Wall Street.’ Now give your brain a moment to recover from imagining that crossover.
Production on The Lost Order should begin next year. The story follows a young woman who was orphaned as a child due to a murderous league of assassins, only to grow up to be a trained killer herself. It’s not long before she sets her sights on the group who killed her parents, but in doing so she uncovers a global financial conspiracy (we guess that’s where the Wall Street part comes in).
Interestingly enough, the Vigilantes movies will be shot in the English language. Yuen Woo-ping is, of course, no stranger to working on English-language productions but he has never actually directed a North American film himself, so it will be interesting to see the result. It might be a bit hasty to plan Vigilantes as a trilogy before the first film has even proven a hit, but that’s production companies for you. The crucial role of Vigilante‘s leading lady has yet to be cast. Stay tuned to Cityonfire.com for updates.