New 孔子 (Confucius) Trailer Hits all the Right Notes
Then again, the same Chen Han of 赤壁 (Red Cliff) participated in the script writing process, so some parallels will be inevitable (truth to be told, Hu has such a gargantuan historical consciousness that she won't let the same kind of history-related shenanigans which hampered Red Cliff happen here). In that sense, it's interesting to see what Chen had to say about the script-writing and research process in this interview, noting that it was relatively easier than most historical subjects, because of the wealth of material regarding the Great Sage. But I'd argue that it's for that very reason that the film will go through much more severe and exacting scrutiny. Still... Hu Mei, one of the most talented directors in China, and a cast of historical drama veterans led by Chow Yun-Fat and Zhou Xun, with those visuals? Sold.
Film releases in January. If you haven't yet, take a look at the newly opened official website, and scroll to the right. That's the coolest design I've seen in a while.