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A five-minute promo (sorta like the Speed Racer 5-minute trailer) for Tran Ahn Hung’s “I Come with the Rain” has appeared online via TwitchFilm. The film stars Josh Harnett as an ex-cop turned private investigator who goes to Asia looking for a billionaire’s missing son. He ends up in Hong Kong, where he has to deal with a gangster played by Lee Byung Hyun (soon to be seen in “G.I. Joe”) and a cop played by Shawn Yue who may be more trouble than he’s worth. The video is five minutes long and pretty much spells out the whole movie for you, so yes, there are probably some SPOILERS, but it’s official spoilers.
Kline, an ex-cop in Los Angeles traumatized by slaying a serial killer, is hired by a powerful corporate boss to go to the Philippines and find Shitao, his missing son. Kline’s leads take him to Hong Kong. Torn between good and evil, caught in the crossfire between a mafia drug ring and the police, he tracks down Shitao, who has become a mysterious vagrant.
My reaction after seeing the promo? I sure hope the actual film isn’t as awkwardly scripted as it appears in this promo. Some of the lines were just cringe-inducing, one of those things that sounds better on script than it does coming out of someone’s actual mouth.