A Handful of Character Posters for Benny Chan’s Shaolin

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Is it sad how much coverage I’ve been giving Benny Chan’s “Shaolin” as of late? Probably. However, when you’re a self-proclaimed martial arts nut with a lot of free time on your hands, this is the sort of stuff that happens. Below you’ll find several snazzy character posters for the upcoming kung fu epic, all of which are pretty damn cool. Of course, this is coming from someone who has been following the project closely for several months now, so perhaps my opinion is somewhat biased. Still, I love me some character posters, especially when they’re attached to a production I’m outwardly jazzed about.

“Shaolin” opens in Hong Kong theaters on January 27th. Thanks to the cool cats over at Buzzes Cafe for hooking me up with the posters you see over yonder.




Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • Arthur

    There has been way too many Chinese epic films on the market. The Red Cliff films, True Legend, IP Man 1 and 2, Reign Of Assassins, Three Kingdoms, 14 Blades, Bodyguards & Assassins, Little Big Soldier, Painted Skin, Seven Swords, The Banquet, Curse Of The Golden Flower, House Of Flying Daggers, Hero, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Emperor And The Assassin and the list goes on and on and on. I love Chinese epic films when they are done very well like “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”, “The Banquet”, “House Of Flying Daggers” and “Hero”. But it is starting to seem like China and Hong Kong are running out of ideas. I did enjoy non-epic releases like “Womb Ghosts”, “The Stool Pigeon”, “The Beast Stalker”, “Invisible Target”, “Sha Po Lang”, “Running On Karma” and “The Twins Effect”. I still have to watch “Aftershock” and the Pang Bros’ “The Child’s Eye”. But I haven’t watched some of the aforementioned epics because there has just been too many of them.

  • Meta

    By epic films I think you meant period films.

    This isn’t some new trend. When it comes to story telling that deals with things of supernatural, fantastic and epic nature, Chinese are culturally drawn towards the past while American films tend to either go with fantasy or sci-fi.