Donnie Yen Gets Battered And Bruised In First SPECIAL ID Trailer
It was 2005 when Hong Kong actions tar Donnie Yen triggered a major career resurgence with SPL (released in the US as Kill Zone), an exhilarating martial arts crime film starring Yen as a cop on the trail of a notorious gangster. It was dark, gritty, punishing stuff and when Yen followed it closely with the similarly minded Flashpoint it appeared he had fully embraced a life as a contemporary action star. And then he more or less stopped making those sorts of movies, moving instead into period pieces of various sorts and while there are certainly some dandies in the ensuing years that gritty, modern feel was very much missed and the hit:miss ratio started to skew a bit in the wrong direction.
But now Donnie's back doing what he does best in Clarence Fok's Special ID and the first trailer has just arrived. And, golly, it's looking good.Cop, bad guys, you know the drill ... what sets this apart is Donnie himself and the action looks spectacular. Check it out below.