We've got a great new trailer for all of you geeks that have a fetish for martial arts films. This Reign of Assassins movie was produced by John Woo, directed by Chao-Bin Su, and stars Michelle Yeo (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) as an assassin who falls in love with a man whose father was killed by her gang. Unaware that he also is a trained martial artist, their love blossoms but then tensions arise as the past comes back to haunt them. One of my pet peeves is when my past comes back to haunt me. It makes me want to go out and kick some ass, preferably with flaming swords just like in the trailer. Oh yeah! The trailer's got flaming swords! How wicked cool is that!? The fight sequences in this film looks like they were choreographed beautifully, and they look absolutely awesome. I just can't ever get tired of watching this stuff. I've been a fan of martial arts films for most of my life, and these kinds of films continue to amaze me. I can't wait to watch this film.
Check out the trailer for Reign of Assassins below and tell us what ya think!
Story Synopsis with Spoilers:
In 428AD, Bodhi, Prince of Southern India becomes a Buddhist monk and sets off for China earning a hallowed reputation as a mystical martial artist. Following his death, his remains mysteriously disappear. Hundreds of years later, Zhang, a high-ranking court official, is assassinated by Drizzle. His son Jingxiu, whilst mourning his father's death, is attacked by a group of assassins. They leave him for dead, but somehow he survives and escapes their clutches.
Drizzle, a talented warrior herself, finds herself in possession of Bodhi's remains, and begins her quest to return them to their rightful resting place at the Yunhe Temple. 'The Black Stone,' a team of deadly assassins who employed Drizzle, are also after the remains and the powerful secret behind them. To hide from 'The Black Stone,' Drizzle undergoes drastic facial surgery and changing her name to Zeng Jing (Michelle Yeoh), flees to Beijing, where she meets and falls in love with Jiang, soon to become her husband. After a confrontation in Beijing, Zeng's identity is uncovered and both she and Jiang must flee for their lives. As Zeng kills off members of the gang while they run, she quickly realizes Jiang is actually Jingxiu, and he is seeking revenge for his father's murder. This leads to a lethal triangle and a fight to the death between our hero Zeng, Jiang and 'The Black Stone.' The only question remains who will be the last man standing to uncover the secret of Bodhi's remains...