Although I’m not a fan of director Derek Yee’s disappointing Jackie Chan vehicle “The Shinjuku Incident,” I am rather impressed with the trailer for his upcoming action saga “Triple Tap”. Sure, it looks like your typical Hong Kong crime picture, and, yes, the storyline isn’t exactly the most creative endeavor you’ve ever encountered, but there’s something about the trailer that’s effectively snagged my attention. Is this the result of an extremely well-designed preview? Nobody knows at this point. However, I’m willing to give the film the benefit of the doubt. What can I say? I’m a sucker for extreme Asian action.
Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of 24 Frames Per Second:
Champion competitive marksman Ken stumbles into the middle of an armoured van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the policeman survives. The case is handled by Jerry Chang, whom Ken knows from having recently beaten him in a shooting match. Ken is found not guilty in court – for killing the robbers – but soon after, Ken is attacked by the escaped robber Pang Tao. Their confrontation reveals a very different background story and brings about a myriad of lies and traps and changes in relationships as Jerry and Ken try to outsmart each other.
The “Triple Tap” trailer is currently awaiting your attention. Enjoy!