Wednesday, June 29, 2016
WELL GO USA Nabs An August Release For Derek Yee's SWORD MASTER
Director Derek Yee's latest, Sword Master, has quite the work to do upon its release in China this summer. It's opening in 3D and to the masses of many whom may share a history with its predecessor, helmer Chor Yuen's 1977 Shaw Brothers adaptation of Gu Long's classic novel, Death Duel in which Yee himself also starred.
Time will tell if the new film holds a candle to old while the latest teaser for the film is already online with actor Kenny Lin and Peter Ho leading the way for a story of a swordsman who fakes his death to pursue a new life only to find himself forced to wield once more against a formidable foe. Yee wrote the script with Crime Story and Bodyguards And Assassins scribe Chun Tin-Nam, and producer Tsui Hark who previously directed Lin in the 2014 holiday hit, The Taking Of Tiger Mountain.
The film has a release date set for August 9, and on that note, it won't be long before the film gets its day in the U.S. with a limited theatrical release now slated for August 19. If you missed the teaser, catch it again below and look out for a full trailer soon!