ASIAN FILM - Video
12:56 - 4th November 2012, by David West

Donnie Yen Is The Kung Fu Man Of Mystery In Wu Xia

A new trailer has appeared for the upcoming US release of Peter Chan's Dragon.

The film has different titles in different territories, known variously as Dragon, Wu Xia and Swordsmen.

Donnie Yen takes the lead as a Liu Jinxi, a quiet papermaker in a small, rural town.

After Liu dispatches two hardened criminals when they try to rob the town's store, his unexpected feat draws the attention of local police inspector Xu Baiju (Takeshi Kaneshiro).

How was Lui able to defeat two cold-blooded killers and what secrets lie buried in his past?

Wu Xia blends martial arts and mystery and boasts a great cast that includes Tang Wei from Lust, Caution and 70s kung fu movie veterans Kara Hui and Jimmy Wang Yu.

The Weinstein Company is releasing the film theatrically in the United States. It has been picked up for the UK by Metrodome in 2011, but no word yet on a potential release date over here.

The film won the awards for Best Cinematography and Best Score at the Hong Kong Film Awards in April 2012.

Check out the trailer below and fingers crossed Metrodome will release the film sooner rather than later!

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