A still of "Reign of Assassins" [Photo: Baidu.com]
John Woo's upcoming martial-arts drama "Reign of Assassins" ("Jianyu") has released a new trailer which reveals the film's star-studded cast, Sina.com.cn reports.
Lead actors show up one by one in the 75-second trailer which follows the assassination plot targeting a retired murderess.
"Reign of Assassins" is about a retired murderess (Michelle Yeoh) who lives with her husband, an ordinary and optimistic mailman (Jung Woo-Sung) in a small town set in ancient China. The woman owns a treasure that attracts many assassins.
The killers are performed by Wang Xueqi, Kelly Lin, Shawn Yue, Leon Dai and Barbie Hsu.
"The theme of the film is not about assassins and revenge but about love, which is the core message of my films. People should search for a way to get along with each other instead of hate and grudge," John Woo was quoted by Sina.com.cn as saying.
The director also revealed that the key character in the film, the ordinary mailman played by Jung Woo-Sung, will make the film more mysterious.
The film will premiere on September 3 at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The domestic release is set for September 28.
Click to watch the latest trailer of John Woo's martial-arts film "Reign of Assassins".
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