Final Trailer for Dustin Nguyen’s Once Upon a Time in Vietnam is All Kinds of Awesome


Dustin Nguyen in Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013) Movie Image

Last we heard from Dustin Nguyen’s Vietnamese martial arts epic “Once Upon a Time in Vietnam” (aka “Lua Phat”), the actor/director was taking the film to sell to foreign types at the gathering in Frogtown. We don’t have any word on how that went, but with the film set for release in its native land this August, check out a new, final theatrical trailer for the period/martial arts/fantasy film. It looks like a cross between a Chinese Wuxia movie and a Western. Reminds me a bit of Scott Stewart’s “Priest”, actually.

You don’t have to be a longtime fan of Nguyen from his “21 Jump Street” days to appreciate that this thing looks mighty good. Really, really good. But hey, it certainly doesn’t hurt. Harry Ioki done grew up.

The plot finds Nguyen playing a warrior monk who comes to the rescue of a town overrun by evil foreigner types led by Roger Yuan. From the looks of it, he reunites with an ex-flame played by Thanh Van Ngo (his co-star in “The Rebel”) and much asskicking commences.

The film hits Vietnamese theaters this August, but no word on a Stateside release yet. We’ll definitely keep an eye out for sure.

Once Upon a Time in Vietnam (2013) Movie Poster

Via : Lee Mason

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  • Dedpool

    A lot of slow-mo jumping with swords! I’m in though. Had me at Nguyen doing an action flick. Reminds me of Warriors way, meets Priest, with a dash of Afro Samurai (the motorcycle in a period piece)

  • Tin Hoang

    Hope it’s going to be good, but not holding my breath. going to be a blah, netflix type of movie. rather see dustin in 21 jump street 2 than this tepid rehash of all things cool.