“Donnie Yen is a truly exhilarating martial arts star and action director and Kung Fu Jungle is a breathtaking thrill ride, featuring stellar performances from the entire cast,” said festival director Clare Stewart.
Yuen Bun (The Blade) serving as co-action choreographer with Donnie Yen, Fan Siu-wong (Ip Man) and Xing Yu (Wrath of Vajra, Flash Point) will be making special appearances alongside Hong Kong film expert Bey Logan who will go toe-to-toe with Donnie himself.
Release date has now been set to October 31.
Check out a featurette for Donnie Yen’s Kung Fu Jungle, featuring Wang Baoqiang.
Check out 3 new posters to Kung Fu Jungle.
Check out kick-ass trailer to Kung Fu Jungle with Donnie Yen, in theatres October 31st.
Watch the first teaser trailer for Donnie Yen’s latest martial arts movie Kung Fu Jungle.
The film reunite Donnie with director Teddy Chen (Bodyguards & Assassins) and his Iceman co-star Wang Baoqiang. Also look out for special appearances by martial arts stars Xing Yu and Fan Siu Wong.
Plot: A vicious killer named Fung goes around Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents and leaving a secret weapon called the Moonshadow as his calling card. When a convicted killer and kung fu expert named Ha – formerly working as a martial arts instructor before accidentally killing a man and being imprisoned and convicted for the crime he didn’t intend to do – hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer in return for his freedom. With Ha’s help, the police realize from the chronological order of the victims that the killer is targeting his victims, all top masters in their respective martial arts style, and following a martial code of training. After a close encounter with Fung, Ha suddenly disappears and the police begin to suspect the worse: that the two are accomplices and Fung was the bait to help spring Ha from jail. But Ha has actually gone back to his home in Foshan to find out more about the mysterious calling card. While doing so, he discovers the killer’s identity and his motivation: the true philosophy behind Fung’s martial arts is to kill opponents who are weaker than him. Steadfastly, Ha refuses to be drawn into a fight with Fung – until the killer threatens the woman he loves most. Only then does he realize that he would have to go against the martial code in order to uphold it.
Kung Fu Jungle (aka Kung Fu Killer; One Person’s Martial Arts Circle; or The Last of the Best) is the title of an upcoming project from martial art sensation Donnie Yen.
Plotwise, the movie follows Donnie Yen as a top-notch martial arts instructor at the Hong Kong Police Academy who is imprisoned for accidentally killing a man. Yen may not be able to stay behind bars for long as shortly after his arrest, a deranged killer (Wang Baoqiang) begins targeting the best and brightest martial arts fighters in Hong Kong.