The film is directed by Yuen Woo-Ping who is most famously known for his extensive work as the martial arts choreographer for such films as The Matrix, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and Once Upon a Time in China. However, Master Yuen Woo-Ping is also a very capable film director having made numerous fantastic martial arts films like Iron Monkey, Jet Li’s Twin Warriors, and of course the Jackie Chan classic Drunken Master.
Written by To Chi-Long, who also wrote Jet Li’s Fearless, True Legend marks Yuen Woo-Ping’s return to directing feature-length films as he has not done so since 1996 with Iron Monkey 2. Watch the new trailer for True Legend below.
The film is a psychological mystery drama set in Hong Kong, the movie tells the story of Su, a great wealthy man living during the Qing Dynasty, trained as a warrior that was betrayed by his adopted brother. Su’s hunger for revenge has tragic consequences, but he is given a chance for redemption when he wakes up to his real self in the fight for his son’s life.
True Legend stars Vincent Zhao (Once Upon a Time in China IV and V), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Zhou Xun (Painted Skin), Andy On (Fatal Contact), Jay Chou (of Michel Gondry’s upcoming Green Hornet movie), and the late David Carradine (Kill Bill).