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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KUNG FU JUNGLE Gets New Pics And Posters!


Ahead of its forthcoming premiere at the 58th annual BFI London Film Festival, Emperor Motion Pictures is maintaining its momentum with the latest unveiling of official promotional pictures for director Teddy Chen's newest thriller, Kung Fu Jungle. Their efforts come just off the heels of a fresh new trailer that went viral last week for the new film starring action star Donnie Yen among a line-up of cinematic heavy-hitters, including Fan Siu-Wong and Shi Yanneng (Ip Man) to name a few. They are joined by Yen's Iceman co-star Wang Baoqiang in a story setting up the ultimate kung fu battle between an a convicted killer looking for redemption, and a serial killer targeting the city's martial arts masters.

The teaser and trailer so far hint a film jam-packed with mystery and psychological suspense, hybridized with blistering kung fu action. With any luck, the film will deliver ten-fold what these trailers are promising and fans can recover from any previous woes.
The film is due in Hong Kong and China on October 30 and 31, and James Marsh over at Twitchfilm has forwarded a fresh batch of pics and two new posters to feast your eyes on. Take a look at them below, in addition to the brand new official synopsis:
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.

















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