Cannes 2011: ‘Wu xia’ Teaser Trailer Starring Donnie Yen

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A teaser has been released for Peter Chan’s upcoming wuxia style remake of Shaw Brothers director Chang Cheh’s The One Armed Swordsman, and it looks incredible. The film stars Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro and also features an appearance by original star Jimmy Wang Yu. Wu Xia will premiere out of competition in the midnight lineup in Cannes. Here’s is the description from the festival:

In the late Qing Dynasty, LIU Jin-xi is a papermaker and father of two sons who lives a seemingly normal life with his family in a remote village. However, the arrival of a detective soon threatens to tear them apart…

The Weinstein Company have acquired the distribution rights for the film and will be responsible for world wide distribution (with the exception of Asia and French-speaking Europe). Sadly TWC has decided that the film’s title needed a change from Wu Xia (which is the Chinese word for the Martial Arts movies) to calling it Dragon. This is when you roll your eyes.

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