dark        

Trailer: The Assassins

0

Chow Yun-fat stars in Zhao Yiyang period epic

There's a certain kind of sumptuousness to Chinese period epics, like John Woo's Red Cliff or the films of Chen Kaige. Zhao Yiyang's The Assassins has a pretty good vibe going here in this trailer, and I'm interested to check this out since it'll at least be visually interesting. (Eventually I'll understand the Three Kinngdoms epic... eventually.) Here's a synopsis for The Assassins:

In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun-fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China's greatest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han Emperor under his wing, Cao crowns himself King of Wei. He built a magnificent Bronze Sparrow Island to symbolize his power and rumors spread that he would replace the Emperor.

Meanwhile, young lovers Mu Shun (Tamaki Hiroshi) and Ling Ju (Crystal Liu Yi Fei) are taken from a prison camp to a hidden tomb, where they spend five cruel years together, training as assassins for a secret mission. In the year 220 BC astronomical signs predict dramatic change. As a result, Cao's son Cao Pi (Qiu Xin Zhi) and Cao's followers urge Cao to become the new Emperor -- but unknown and opposing forces plot against him.

The Assassins comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on January 8th.

[Via Twitch]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Hubert Vigilla
Hubert VigillaEditor-at-Large   gamer profile

Vigilla is a writer living in Brooklyn, which makes him completely more + disclosures


 



Filed under... #Action #China #Drama #Foreign #Historical #Period Piece #Trailers #video

READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!

 




 
 
 
spacer