I’m a sucker for comedic hybrids. Action/comedies, horror/comedies, drama/comedies — if it’s funny, I’m on it like a bonnet. Directors Derek Kwok and Clement Cheng’s 2010 combo platter “Gallants” is marketed as a comedic martial arts flick, but judging from the teaser embedded below, it honestly doesn’t look that funny. I’m guessing that all will be revealed when an official theatrical trailer is released, which should be sometime soon. Until then, I suppose I’ll just have to take their word for it.
Since the teaser reveals absolutely nothing, here’s a synopsis to fill in the holes:
Two has-been martial arts masters, Leung Siu-lung and Chen Kwun-tai, are holed up in a village restaurant, tending to their master who is in a coma. Trouble arrives in the form of a gang of roughs – diplomats for the ruthless developers that are drooling over their property. The master wakes up with a start, and pushes the old boys into action for home and country.
Huge thanks to Far East Films for the scoop. The latest “Gallants” teaser awaits your attention a few inches below this remarkable collection of words.