Donnie Yen is De-Iced in First Trailer for Fantasy/Actioner Iceman

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Iceman (2013) Movie Poster

Donnie Yen will soon be seen in Yuen Woo-ping’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel next year, but until then, he’s playing an ancient warrior who is accidentally de-iced in the new movie “Iceman” (not to be confused with the Michael Shannon hitman drama “The Iceman”). Just in time, too, because there’s a bad guy running around modern Hong Kong and he needs to be stopped. Like, pronto! Check out the first trailer for “Iceman”, which has zero dialogue, so you don’t have to worry about English subtitles for all those Chinese dialogue, cause there ain’t none.

For a gist of the plot, here ya go:

In 2013, funded by a mysterious rich, squire Tang digs up three ancient icemen from the outskirt of China. They are Ying (Donnie Yen), Niehu (Yu Kang) & Sao (Wang Baoqiang). He transports the icemen to Hong Kong for further study but the vehicle involves in a traffic accident which unexpectedly defrosts Ying. Travelling 400 years in time to modern Hong Kong, Ying meets wasted May (Eva Huang) on Halloween by chance, who gives him shelter. With intelligence & hard-work, Ying soon grasps the idea of modern society with the help of internet. Living under the same roof, Ying & May gradually fall for each other….

Ah, the Interwebs. What can’t it do?

The film is directed by Wing-cheong Law (“Running Out of Time 2″ and a pair of the “Tactical Unit” movies), and features, among other things, Donnie Yen on a horse battling a sports car and what appears to be a major bladder problem. Yen, of course, doesn’t just star, he’s also the film’s action director, which I suspect will be a stronger selling point than Wing-cheong Law directing.

Freezing either later this year or sometime next year. Either/or. Also in 3D, if that matters to you.

Via : Film Combat Syndicate

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  • http://www.facebook.com/curtis.a.hedrick Curtis Andrew Hedrick

    funny…his character in blade II was named snowman ;p

    • ErickKwon

      Oh yeah, he was. Nice catch. I’m guessing this might be at least partly inspired by an old Yuen Biao movie “The Iceman Cometh” which used a magical time machine instead of suspended animation to drop old-school characters into the present for some gunplay and “Highlander”-style modern-dress swordplay. Too bad we probably won’t get a chance to catch it in 3D.

      EDIT: turns out “The Iceman Cometh” is on YouTube in full with English subtitles

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUoHKPor-l8

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        SUHWEET!! I will be looking that up. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right about this being sinpired by that flick. Also loved yen for his little part in Blade.I would’ve so liked to see Blade vs Snowman. This looks interesting though.

        • ErickKwon

          Gawd, don’t remind me of the missed opportunity of a Blade VS Snowman fight, though with Snipes done with his prison sentence and Yen arguably at the top of the Chinese/Hong Kong action pile, I suppose we still may get a proper costarring bout at some point

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Still room for Yen in Expendables 3 as a villain!!!

          • ErickKwon

            Shit, that would be so pimp. Too bad Gary Daniels and Scott Adkins were already killed off, the four of them would make for an insane onscreen brawl

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Hell yeah!!

  • Arthur

    Gonna check out this one.

  • NLAfterDark

    Awesome this needs to be on my shelves can’t wait. I’m a sucker for the originals check it out like ErickKwon pointed out! But keep these remakes coming they are great to watch back to back with the originals.