Crucify me if you must, but a remake of the 70’s kung fu classic “The Flying Guillotines” by “Bodyguards and Assassins” director Teddy Chen sounds like a good idea to me. The $15 million production is tentatively scheduled for release next year, and I’m already biting my tiny little fingernails in giddy cinematic anticipation. After all, what’s not to like about a martial arts flick that incorporates a device which decapitates its victims? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Below you’ll find some new artwork for the picture, which has now dropped “flying” from its moniker. “The Guillotines” sounds good to me.
Prepare to be dazzled by this synopsis:
rguably history’s first SWAT team, this covert assassination squad of the emperor was composed of young street thugs who had been killing for food and survival since they were kids. Trained to use the Flying Guillotines, the deadliest weapon ever invented, they competed with one another to be the best killer. Merciless and arrogant, they live life in the fast lane, until one day it was revealed they’ve been killing the wrong people for the wrong side. As they were ambushed by another team of killers, and the hunters became the hunted, they were forced to kill for their survival again or faced imminent annihilation.
via Film Smash