Media Asia has debuted the first teaser trailer to Andrew Lau's Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
(精武風雲.陳真) with Donnie Yen portraying the fictitious martial-arts hero Chen Zhen
, a role also been played by Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury
and Jet Li in Fist of Legend
. Unlike the previous incarnation of Chen Zhen, there is a mix of secret agent and superhero spin to the character. Produced and scripted by Gordan Chan, the spiritual sequel also stars Shu Qi, Anthony Wong and Huang Bo. Here's the official synopsis:
While China is traumatized by military cliques during the Warlord Era in the 1920s, Shanghai is the cynosure of all eyes. People see it as both Hell's Kitchen and Heaven's Gate. One of the city's most memorable heroes has to be Chen Zhen, who single-handedly avenges his mentor's death by killing all the Japanese at a dojo in Honkou, only to be showered with bullets while making his legendary flying kick. Vanished from the public eye ever since, he has taken for dead though his body is never found.
Seven years later, a wealthy entrepreneur called Koo returns from abroad and makes a grand entrance on the Shanghai social scene by befriending the notorious mafia boss of the city. This mysterious man is none other then Chen Zhen in disguise who dwells in a world of nefarious means in order to infiltrate the criminal empire. He soon discovers a clandestine collusion between the mafia and the Japanese.
Disguised as a caped crusader at night, Chen sets out to dismantle with his martial arts skill the evil collusion that plaques the country. One of his foremost missions is to ferret out the assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
The theatrical release date is on October 1st. You'll find the one-minute teaser (Cantonese with English sub included) embedded below.
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