The Second Trailer for True Legend Gave Me Chills. Serious Chills.

In case you didn’t know, Yuen Woo Ping is the man, and the second trailer for his directorial debut “True Legend” is pretty snazzy. It’s been a while since I’ve seen an “old school” kung fu movie that’s worth anything at all, so I’m hoping Ping’s stylish blend of the new and the old will be an endeavor worthy of investigation. According to Twitch, the film has been shot in 3D, which should bring a whole new dimension to the martial arts genre. Whether or not this gimmick will add anything of note to the picture, of course, is still up in the air. Regardless, I’m fairly excited about the project, and look forward to seeing it arrive Stateside with its third dimension intact. Is that too much to ask?

Here’s a length synopsis, courtesy of Movie Web:

At the end of the Qing Dynasty, war hero Su Can leads a spectacularly daring raid on enemy forces before retiring home from his military life to his beloved wife and their newborn son. Six years later, his vengeful step-brother Yuang returns from war unrecognizably consumed by Dark Martial Arts and armed with his Five Venom Fist, which he wields to severely injure Su as payback for a long and dark family history. Su and his wife barely escape with their lives, but their son is now held captive by an increasingly psychotic Yuang. Over many long and difficult months, Su recovers from his injuries and once again hones his craft with the help of a mysterious Bearded Man and his apprentice, Lord Wushu, a Golden Monk of unimaginable martial arts virtuosity. But even with this training, Su is unable to save his wife’s life when she single-handedly stakes out to find their son. Utterly broken by grief, Su soon wanders the streets as a drunken beggar with no will to live. It is only when his son is once again threatened, this time by imperial Westerners out to shame the Chinese people, that an inebriated Su summons all his fighting skills to save the day and unwittingly forges a new style of martial arts forever known as The Drunken Fist!

“True Legend,” starring Zhou Xun, Michelle Yeoh, Zhao Wen Zhuo, Andy On, and Guo Xiao Dong will arrive in Hong Kong theaters later this year. No word as to when it will bow in North America.




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  • ulik

    Wow!!! If I was apart of Marvel Studios, I’d get this guy to play as Shang Chi! He’s perfect,I’d also add a cameo of Iron Fist in it too.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      LMAO! Had to make a Marvel reference huh Ulik? I’d cast Scott Adkins as Iron Fist though. He’s great. But NEways. this trailer looks amazing. The film is everything I’ve wanted from a good wushu film, I haven’t really had one in a while. I can’t wait til this hits.
      Oh and Ulik, how about Cung Lee as Shang Chi, he’s about to be in the “Tekken” flick as Marshal Law. Plus he’s badass too.

      • ulik

        Yeah i like Cung Le!! He’s a REAL badass cage fighter!! Fast nimble and strong as hell! Good choice and he’s young. Scott Adkins reminds me and looks to much like Ray Park. A little of the subject but man look at that Jon Foo in the Tekken movie THIS GUY LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE GOKU!!!

  • ulik

    Wow!!! If I was apart of Marvel Studios, I’d get this guy to play as Shang Chi! He’s perfect,I’d also add a cameo of Iron Fist in it too.

    • Dedpool

      LMAO! Had to make a Marvel reference huh Ulik? I’d cast Scott Adkins as Iron Fist though. He’s great. But NEways. this trailer looks amazing. The film is everything I’ve wanted from a good wushu film, I haven’t really had one in a while. I can’t wait til this hits.
      Oh and Ulik, how about Cung Lee as Shang Chi, he’s about to be in the “Tekken” flick as Marshal Law. Plus he’s badass too.

      • ulik

        Yeah i like Cung Le!! He’s a REAL badass cage fighter!! Fast nimble and strong as hell! Good choice and he’s young. Scott Adkins reminds me and looks to much like Ray Park. A little of the subject but man look at that Jon Foo in the Tekken movie THIS GUY LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE GOKU!!!

  • African American Zen Master

    This movie looks fantastic. Plain and simple. It’s great to see a new martial arts film with a big cast, a big budget, and high production values. I can’t wait to view this in cinema. Hopefully one of the “art house” theaters will be playing it near where I live.

  • African American Zen Master

    This movie looks fantastic. Plain and simple. It’s great to see a new martial arts film with a big cast, a big budget, and high production values. I can’t wait to view this in cinema. Hopefully one of the “art house” theaters will be playing it near where I live.

  • sowhat

    I had a seriously question to Asian movies maker. Does those Kung Fu fly fighting base on Comic book,or fantasy Novel? If it does,it’s okay to used wire,flying effect. However,if it’s not base on Comic,or fantasy Novel,the movies won’t make sense at all. Because if you put something that fake to make someone believe it’s real,at least you have to supported what you are making;or else it won’t make any sense. It’s just my thought.

    • ulik

      Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh…what?

    • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

      the flying thing is what Chinese people imagined they could do back in centuries ago. Just like how Japanese always make their anime character have big eyes and beautiful.

      The flying thing is not real, it’s just leaping at great high.
      I find Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon a dull movie, but others didn’t, that’s why they nominated the movie for many awards. And that was the first time I saw the flying thing, though I didn’t get it.

      It’s meant to be fake and real at the same time. It’s fake because humans can’t do that and it’s real because, if humans could leap like that, this is exactly how they’ll do it.
      And I find Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hero to portray the best way of leaping.

      As for the fighting style. It’s all about imagination, let it run loose! In real life, would you be able to do all these moves? That is why a lot of people favour Jet Li’s movie over Jackie Chan’s, even though it’s all nearly wired. Fist of Legend for the win!

  • sowhat

    I had a seriously question to Asian movies maker. Does those Kung Fu fly fighting base on Comic book,or fantasy Novel? If it does,it’s okay to used wire,flying effect. However,if it’s not base on Comic,or fantasy Novel,the movies won’t make sense at all. Because if you put something that fake to make someone believe it’s real,at least you have to supported what you are making;or else it won’t make any sense. It’s just my thought.

    • ulik

      Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh…what?

    • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

      the flying thing is what Chinese people imagined they could do back in centuries ago. Just like how Japanese always make their anime character have big eyes and beautiful.

      The flying thing is not real, it’s just leaping at great high.
      I find Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon a dull movie, but others didn’t, that’s why they nominated the movie for many awards. And that was the first time I saw the flying thing, though I didn’t get it.

      It’s meant to be fake and real at the same time. It’s fake because humans can’t do that and it’s real because, if humans could leap like that, this is exactly how they’ll do it.
      And I find Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Hero to portray the best way of leaping.

      As for the fighting style. It’s all about imagination, let it run loose! In real life, would you be able to do all these moves? That is why a lot of people favour Jet Li’s movie over Jackie Chan’s, even though it’s all nearly wired. Fist of Legend for the win!

  • Tushka

    This looks crazy good!

  • Tushka

    This looks crazy good!

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    scares you? this looks SICK man! WTF you talking about?:)

    Can’t wait for this sick movie now!
    But I don’t get the characters man, it’s like it focuses on too many characters apart from the protagonist. This could be a problem, it could end up like Tom Yum Goong and Spiderman 3, how the story focused on too many characters.

    anyway movie looks nice and sweet.

    I feel sorry for Jeeja.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    scares you? this looks SICK man! WTF you talking about?:)

    Can’t wait for this sick movie now!
    But I don’t get the characters man, it’s like it focuses on too many characters apart from the protagonist. This could be a problem, it could end up like Tom Yum Goong and Spiderman 3, how the story focused on too many characters.

    anyway movie looks nice and sweet.

    I feel sorry for Jeeja.