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I’m a little late to the cinematic kung fu party on this one, my friends, but who cares? The “Naked Soldier” teaser trailer is here, ready and willing to give you the “sexy girls doing martial arts” fix you oh-so desperately crave. The film’s predecessor, Siu-Tung Ching’s 2002 actioner “Naked Weapon”, isn’t a stroke of genius by anyone’s standards, though it does feature quite a few nifty set pieces featuring the lovely Maggie Q. That alone gets it a few cool points, all of which are immediately deducted for that hideously cheesy rape sequence. “Naked Soldier”, while Maggie-less, looks like it’s going to be an absolute blast. With Corey Yuen handling the action duties, it better be.
Here’s your plot synopsis:
Interpol agent CK Long busted a billion-dollar drug deal fifteen years ago. The cartel has avenged itself by hiring Madame Rose’s organization of assassins to kill CK Long’s entire family. In revenge, she kills the entire family of chief investigator CK Long. Long himself survives, and believes his young daughter is still alive. In fact, for these fifteen years, the girl has been kidnapped by Madame Rose, brainwashed and trained into beautiful, sexy killer Phoenix.
Phoenix has now become the top-ranked killer in Madame Rose’s organization. She is skilled in combat, and always completes her missions. Thanks to her band of killers, Madame Rose has expanded her criminal organization, and now assigns missions in many parts of the world. CK Long has never imagined that he would one day become the target of his own daughter’s mission.
“Naked Soldier” stars Jenn Tse, Sammo Hung, Philip Ng, Ankie Beilke, and Andy On. Look for it in Chinese theaters sometime this year. The teaser you crave awaits.