Chow Yun Fat is always cool, but he seems just a bit more badass when he’s wearing ornate armor and extremely regal robes. Below you’ll find a colorfully engaging poster for director Lin Shan Zhao’s upcoming epic “The Assassins”, a film which chronicles the romance between a warlord and a young woman. Apparently the film was inspired by the discovery of a young woman’s corpse in an ancient tomb, though, for the most part, the story is fictional.
Here’s a much more involved synopsis:
In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (CHOW YUN FAT), the Prime Minister of Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China’s greatest warrior Lv Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han Emperor under his wing Cao crowned himself King of Wei. He built a magnificent Bronze Sparrow Island to symbolize his power and rumors spread that he would replace the Emperor.
Meanwhile, young lovers Mu Shun (TAMAKI HIROSHI) and Ling Jv (CRYSTAL LIU YI FEI) were taken from a prison camp to a hidden tomb where they spent five cruel years together being trained as assassins for a secret mission. In the year 220 BC astronomical signs predict dramatic change. As a result, Cao’s son Cao Pi (QIU XIN ZHI) and Cao’s followers urge Cao to become the new Emperor. However opposing forces plot against him.
In addition to Chow Yun Fat, “The Assassins” stars Yoon Eun-Hye, Hiroshi Tamaki, and Alec Su. The film is expected to bow in Chinese theaters later this year. As soon as we get our hands on a trailer, we’ll let you know. The poster, meanwhile, lies below.
Via : Film Smash