RISE OF THE LEGEND: First Trailer And Posters For A New Wong Fei Hung Story

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UPDATE 8/11: We've swapped out the trailer for the high resolution version, below. 

Because you can never have too many movies about Wong Fei Hung, Roy Chow Hin Yeung's Rise of the Legend will tell the story of the martial arts master for a new generation. And we've got the first trailer and posters to prepare the way. 

Heading for theatrical release in November, the movie stars Eddie Peng as the man and the legend, probably still best known outside China via Jet Li's portrayal in Tsui Hark's Once Upon a Time in China series. Those films were hardly the first to tell Wong Fei Hung's story, however, as his first big-screen portrayal of the folk hero emerged in 1949. But it's been some 17 years since the last of the OUATIC movies, so it's time for a new group to interpret the legend.

Sammo Hung plays a featured role in the new version. You can watch the first (low-res) trailer below, and check out the promotional posters in the gallery.
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Stephen WengAugust 10, 2014 11:35 AM

Kind of underwhelming. Eddie Peng doesn't have the stoic charisma of Jet Li, and it seems like there's a lot of "3D-Movie" shenanigans going on.

QinlongAugust 10, 2014 12:03 PM

Cool, more slow-mo stepping into a puddle... I'll be seeing this for the supporting players, and I hope for Peng's sake he'll manage to exist sandwiched between formidable performers like Sammo and Tony Leung Ka Fai. But the director insipres no confidence at all.

Art VandelayAugust 10, 2014 12:29 PM

I had low expectations as it is with this film. And like Qinlong says, the director and writer that did MURDERER and NIGHTFALL do not inspire confidence. And the lead actor is not a martial artist.

The fight scenes look too much like something from The Grandmaster. At least in that film, the actors did all their own stunts. I don't see Eddie Peng doing that.

And I hope there is no over-exaggerated nationalism factor in this film. Like the end of True Legend.

Marcel SamsonAugust 10, 2014 4:03 PM

I'd rather see Eddie Peng do stuff like Hear me, instead of trying to be an action hero (although I hear he did well in that MMA movie).

RoboticPlagueAugust 10, 2014 11:23 PM

I for one think this looks good. They should get Jet Li to play the villain in one of the sequels.

GetFiquetteAugust 11, 2014 6:32 AM

I'm sold, looks sweet!!!

DJ_BobbyPeruAugust 11, 2014 7:24 AM

Looks pretty good, although it does seem kinda obvious that they lead isn't a true martial artist. If I were an actor in China/Hong Kong who got regular work, I'd start training in martial arts as soon as I can, because even if I've never been cast in a martial arts movie it would happen sooner or later.

DooK_MDAugust 11, 2014 7:15 PM

They should've gone with Andy On instead as he's more experienced in action roles. Anyway, this might surprise people but for now it's not looking too good. I'll wait.

wikig1itchAugust 17, 2014 7:49 AM

Looks good, but Andy On would've been better in the role