Guess what? “Ip Man” director Wilson Yip’s “Magic to Win” is headed to US theaters on December 9th, 2011, courtesy of the folks at China Lion. Unfortunately for yours truly, I seriously doubt the film will be playing anywhere nearby. Insert audible sigh here. However, that doesn’t stop me from getting all excited about the film’s release, especially when there are two new TV spots to pour over. “Star Wars”, meanwhile, geeks should enjoy the not-so-subtle homage contained within.
To prepare you for the clips, I present this synopsis:
The world is constituted of five elements: gold, wood, water, fire and earth. In the wizard world of Magic to Win, the story revolves around the “Five Element Wizardry”, portraying a story that surpasses our imagination. Hong Sum-Kwai, a university professor, is also the wizard of water. Although he casts magic spells in daily life, his abilities power remains a secret. Then by accident, his power is transmitted to his student, Macy, bringing an enchanting and meaningful adventure to this ordinary girl. The magical world has been peaceful until But Yeh-Mo, wizard of fire, finds the key to time travel in a bid of rewriting an important incident in his past — gathering the magical power of the five elements. When he asked Ling Fung, his newly met buddy as well as the wizard of earth, to give him a hand, Ling disagrees because changing the past can cause huge sacrifice. The two friends fall out. In attempt to stop But, Ling informs the other wizards about his dangerous plan. However, he is attacked by But and launches a magic battle in the library. Seriously injured, Ling becomes an invisible “particle man” without memory.
“Magic to Win” stars Yan Ni, Louis Koo, Wu Jing, Raymond Wong, and Wu Chun. If the film is playing in a theater near you, swing by and check it out. The spots reside below.
Via : Twitch