Good news for American Tsui Hark fans: Indomnia Releasing is giving those of us living within Region 1 the opportunity to check out the immensely talented director’s critically-acclaimed thriller later this year. In order to get you and your entire family prepared for its release, the distributor has given the Intrawebs a brand new trailer. Not surprisingly, it’s pretty cool. You can see for yourself by averting your eyeballs to the clip embedded below.
For the uninitiated, a brief synopsis:
A bizarre murder mystery brings together the most powerful woman in China, the soon-to-be-Empress Wu Zetian (Carina Lau, Curiosity Kills the Cat), and a formerly exiled detective, Dee Renjie (Andy Lau, Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon), at the infamous Imperial Palace. Hoping that he will solve the crime before her coronation, Wu appoints Dee Chief Judge of the Empire and implores him to combine his indisputable wisdom with his unparalleled martial arts skills to save the future of her dynasty. Director Hark Tsui (Seven Swords) teams with stunt director Sammo Huang in this heart-pounding, epic thriller inspired by the incredible true story of one of the Tang Dynasty’s most celebrated officials.
Ready? The trailer awaits.