Hey, America? We gotta get our act together on these foreign films. It took way too long to get Snowpiercer released in the United States, and now we’re getting this awesome-looking CraveOnline Exclusive trailer for 14 Blades, coming out four whole years after its initial release in China. The film is an impressive-looking martial arts epic starring Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Zhao Wei (Red Cliff) and the legendary Sammo Hung (S.P.L.), set for release in September 2014. So check it out, because if we all agree to actually go see these things, we won’t have to wait so danged long next time.
From the Press Release:
Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades. Above the law and with a license to kill, they devoted their lives and lethal prowess to the service of the Emperor alone.
When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch JIA, the best of the Jinyiwei, QINGLONG is assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. Unbeknownst to Qinglong, the Jinyiwei have fallen under the control of Jia, and during the mission he’s betrayed and barely escapes with his life.
Now the most wanted man in the land Qinglong must seek out and rally the loyalists to rise against Jia and restore the Emperor to power.
In his way are the deadliest assassins in the land, his former brethren, the Jinyiwei.