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Friday, December 25, 2009

Jet Li’s Chinese Epic ‘The Warlords’ is coming

The official trailer of ‘The Warlords’ has debuted online.  The Warlords stars Jet Li as General Pang, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro in an epic tale of three legendary warlords who vie for control of the empire.
 The film is set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s. The film is about a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle to survive in the midst of war & political upheaval. The movie is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
The movie was co-directed by veteran filmmakers Peter Chan, a former John Woo protege, and Wai Man Yip, of numerous Chinese films like ‘Sixty Million Dollar Man’, ‘For Bad Boys Only’, ‘Women from Mars’, and ‘Anna in Kung-Fu Land’. Eight different Chinese writers have written the screenplay for it. Magnolia Pictures is releasing ‘The Warlords’ on April 2nd, 2010 next year.

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