Johnnie To is carrying the mantel for Hong Kong action cinema like no one else in modern times. On obvious heir to the icons of the bullet opera, a Johnnie To flick is sure to be jam packed with quick, brutal violence, crime, and highly stylized action pieces. His latest offering is “Drug War”, and from the looks of this new trailer, he’s up to his old tricks. Gritty, full of rapid gunfire and slow-motion bullet wounds, and awash in ominous, villainous looking gentlemen, “Drug War” should be a good time for Asian action fans.
Here’s a synopsis:
Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei) and his team will stop at nothing to track down drug criminals. When drug lord Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) is captured, he is offered a deal to help Zhang bust a major drug ring. But Captain Zhang doesn’t trust Timmy Choi is truly betraying his partners. He becomes more and more suspicious as steps are taken to raid the ironclad drug factory…
“Drug War” is reportedly To’s first film shot in mainland China, and from all appearances, he was able to stay true to his style and subject matter, while working within their strict framework of rules and regulations.
Via : Twitch