FISTS OF LEGEND To Headlock North America This April
According to a report from City On Fire, the official website for CJ Entertainmemt has announced a limited theatrical release in select cities for the upcoming South Korean Mixed Martial Arts drama, Fists Of Legend. The film is directed by Kang Woo-seok and stars Hwang Jeong-min, Yoo Joon-sang, Lee Yo-won, Yoon Je-moon, Jeong Woong-in and Seong Ji-roo, with action choreography by Korean action impressario Jong Doo-hung (G.I.Joe: Retaliation, City Of Violence).Fists Of Legend (a.k.a. The Legendary Fist), which has no relation to the classic 1994 Jet Li actioner of the same name, is based on an original webtoon about a group of friends, once heralded in their teen years as legends, who must now face each other as rivals in the ultimate prize-fighting competition.
A moment of bad luck derailed Deok-kyu's Olympic dreams and led him and his friends to jail. Jin-ho got out of jail quickly because of his rich parents, but Deok-kyu, Jae-seok, and Sang-hoon were not so lucky.Years later, while running a noodle shop to earn extra money following an accident involving his daughter, Deok-kyu accepts an invitation to a televised survival tournament, Fist of Legend. A group of middle-aged men who used to be called "legends" during their teenage high school days will take part in the "real action fighting" reality show, and the winner gets a prize of ₩20 million every round.
FIST OF LEGEND is also slated for a South Korea theatrical release on April 11, 2013. View the English trailer below or click HERE if the embed fails to load.