Sammo Hung and Vincent Zhao go to war in the trailer for this upcoming historical epic from director Gordon Chan.
The legend of the famous Chinese military general of the Ming dynasty, Qi Jiguang, who leads the Ming forces to defend the eastern coast of China from raids by the Japanese pirates. During the late Ming period, corruption within the local government and repeated invasions at the Chinese coast left soldiers in low morale and local villagers living in misery. General Qi, together with Yu Dayou, stepped in with their recruitment of three thousand Yiwu villagers. In just a few days of disciplined trainingby drilling, using advanced weapons and fine tactical deployment, came the first ever “special forces” – also known as the famous “Qi Army”.
Yasuaki Kurata co-star as the Japanese pirate leader who takes on both Zhao and Hung. This film could actually be the break for Zhao, who is a respected action hero type but had been criticized for a lack of charisma on few occasions.
The film comes to theaters in China on May 27 from Media Asia Films.