The Warrior’s Way Finally Surfaces at Relativity Media

Those who have seen an early extended promo trailer for writer/director Sngmoo Lee’s fantasy/Western martial arts movie “The Warrior’s Way” (originally titled “Laundry Warrior” way back in the day, before someone smarter changed it) may be wondering whatever became of the film.

Here’s a quick update: the film has landed over at Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media for distribution, which means, yes, you will be able to finally see it after all. That’s the good news. The bad news? As expected for a film that has set on the shelf since 2008 when it was finished, the movie won’t be getting anything approaching a decent theatrical release. Instead, “The Warrior’s Way” will be released on December 3 through what is called “a rent-a-system deal”.

“The Warrior’s Way” stars Korean actor Dong-gun Jang as a master swordsman and assassin who comes into possession of a baby, forcing him to flee his enemies and seek sanctuary in a small town in the American Badlands. The film co-stars Kate Bosworth as the love interest, with Geoffrey Rush, Danny Houston, and Tony Cox filling out the International cast.

The film is essentially a mixture of fantasy, the familiar American Western, and Korean swordplay movies. Basically, gunfighters, cowboys, bandits, and sword-slinging assassins. Take a look at the extended promo trailer below and you’ll get a much better feel for it.



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  • Anonymous

    Hey, it already looks like it’ll be a better debut for a Korean superstar than “G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra.”

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

    This is crazy and great news. I was just looking into what happened to this film yesterday. Can’t wait to see it. The new poster looks sick. Um…anychance I can review this when it hits stateside?

  • Donivan

    What is a “rent-a-system deal”?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    A producer temporarily “rents” a major distributor’s in-house resources to book his movies. He still calls all the shots, but he pays a fee for the privilege of having the distributor’s name attached to his movie.

  • Anonymous

    Does that mean a limited release deal and does that affect it being made into a bluray?

  • Anonymous

    Does that mean a limited release deal and does that affect it being made into a bluray?

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    My guess is, you’re probably looking at a limited theatrical release, then a quick jump to DVD, Blu-ray, and video-on-demand shortly thereafter. It’s pretty routine nowadays.

  • Anonymous

    Much obliged