Best known in the West for his superb performance in Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Chow Yun-fat has since gone on to star in a number of both American and Asian films, including Curse of the Golden Flower, Bulletproof Monk, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
One of his most recent films, Let the Bullets Fly, was released in China back in December 2010, and took 730m. yuan ($111m.) at the Chinese box office, becoming the highest-grossing domestic film in China. It’s now getting a limited release out in the States, and we’ve got the first US trailer and poster to share with you, courtesy of Apple.
“In this pitch-black action-comedy, the legendary bandit “Pocky” Zhang violently crosses paths with the con man Tang, who desperately offers up an intriguing proposition: Zhang will become the governor of Goose Town, where he can make more money in a month than he would in a year of train robberies. But neither realizes that Goose Town is already under the iron rule of Master Huang (Hong Kong action legend Chow Yun-Fat), a ruthless and wealthy crime lord. Zhang and Huang begin a hyper-violent and hilarious series of escalating mind games in this witty, masterfully vicious film, China’s highest-grossing of all time.”
The film is directed by Jiang Wen, who also stars alongside Yun-fat, along with Ge You, Carina Lau, and Feng Xiaogang.
Let the Bullets Fly will be hitting US theatres in just a few weeks’ time on 2nd March, and though unfortunately we probably won’t be getting a theatrical release here in the UK, hopefully we can look forward to getting it on DVD/Blu-Ray soon, most likely through Cine Asia. (On a slightly different note, Cine Asia will be re-releasing Jackie Chan’s classic Wheels on Meals on DVD on 19th March, and you can pre-order it for only £4.99 via the usual places.)
Without further ado, here’s the great first US trailer for Let the Bullets Fly, followed by the poster. And if you want to watch the trailer in HD, then you can click on over to Apple.