The new historical martial arts movie The Assassins starring Chow Yun-Fat, Crystal Liu Yi Fei, Tamaki Hiroshi is going to hit Chinese theaters in October. Film Business Asia reports that premiere distributor Well Go USA has pre-bought North American rights. The rights to the film are being sold by Arclight Films which also selling the rights to the Chinese/Korean co-production of Dangerous Liaisons starring Zhang Ziyi; a martial arts picture called The Four; and a live-action, English-language retelling of Mulan.
The Assassins formerly known as “Bronze Sparrow Terrace,” features Chow Yun-fat as the famous strategist Cao Cao of the Three Kingdoms period. Cao Cao built the structure known as the Bronze Sparrow Terrace, upon which lived a large number of beautiful women, singing and dancing just for him.
Plot: In the year 198 BC, Cao Cao, the Prime Minister of Han Dynasty, ventured to the east and defeated China’s greatest warrior Lv Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. Several years later, after taking the Han Emperor under his wing Cao crowned himself King of Wei. He built a magnificent Bronze Sparrow Island to symbolize his power and rumors spread that he would replace the Emperor.
Meanwhile, young lovers Mu Shun and Ling Jv were taken from a prison camp to a hidden tomb where they spent five cruel years together being trained as assassins for a secret mission. In the year 220 BC astronomical signs predict dramatic change. As a result, Cao’s son Cao Pi (QIU XIN ZHI) and Cao’s followers urge Cao to become the new Emperor. However opposing forces plot against him.
source: cityonfire.com, arclightfilms.com