KUNG FU JUNGLE: New Posters, Full Synopsis Emerge For Latest Donnie Yen Actioner
Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Jungle (previously known as Last of the Best) will open on Hong Kong screens on 30 October, and Emperor Motion Pictures has released a brace of new moody character posters to further amp up the anticipation for the Donnie Yen action thriller.
Yen plays a convicted killer and martial artist who offers his unique services to the cops, when a mysterious serial killer (played by mainland star Wang Baoqiang) starts going round Hong Kong murdering the city's most skilled fighters.
Chen hasn't directed a film since 2009's Bodyguards and Assassins - after being replaced on The Guillotines by Andrew Lau - but has experience with action filmmaking and working with Yen. Hopefully Kung Fu Jungle will prove more successful than Donnie's recent slew of sub-par releases, which have included Iceman, The Monkey King and Special ID.
You can check out the posters, synopsis and other marketing materials below.
A vicious killer Feng (Wang Bao-qiang) is going round Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents, leaving a secret weapon called the Moonshadow as his calling card. When convicted killer and kung fu expert, Xia (Donnie Yen), hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer, in return for his freedom.Despite their misgivings, the police release the former police martial arts instructor into their custody. With his help, they realize from the chronological order of the victims that the killer is targeting his victims, all the top masters in their martial arts style, following a martial code of training.When Xia also disappears after a close encounter with Feng, they suspect the worse: that the two are accomplices and Feng was the bait to help spring Xia from jail. But Xia has actually gone back to his home in Foshan to find out more about the mysterious calling card. While doing so, he discovers the killer's identity and his motivation: the true philosophy behind martial arts was to kill opponents who were weaker than him.Steadfastly, Xia refuses to be drawn into a fight with Feng - until the killer threatens the women he loves most. Only then does he realize that he would have to go against the martial code in order to uphold it.