If Jackie Chan’s is attached to anything it is pretty much a guaranteed winner, and when attached to a martial arts epic which looks as good as this, well, something truly magical will come of it! A brand new US trailer has just landed for Benny Chan’s Shaolin which also stars Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse. The film will hit selected US cinemas from and here in the UK well will see the film debut on DVD on September 12th. Check out the breathtaking trailer below followed by the synopsis courtesy of Twitch:
As feuding warlords fight to expand their power, the noble monks of the Shaolin Temple clean up the mess left behind, tending to the injured while trying their best to protect the poor and weak. General Hou (Andy Lau, WARLORDS, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) has caused much of this mess with his violent and ruthless tactics that rarely discriminate between soldiers and civilians.
When Hao is betrayed by fellow general Cao Man (Nicholas Tse, THE PROMISE, SHAOLIN SOCCER), he is forced into hiding, and takes refuge with the monks (including Jackie Chan) at their hidden mountain temple. As the days pass, he finds himself more and more at ease as he learns the ways of peace, and begins to release his hatred through Martial Zen. But Cao is not far behind, and war soon reaches the temple, where the monks are ready to fight back- with their unstoppable Shaolin Kung Fu.
By Matt Wavish