Martial Arts movie dynamo Donnie Yen is back with a teaser trailer for the upcoming thriller Kung Fu Jungle.Kung Fu Jungle is directed by Teddy Chan and also starring Wang Baoqiang. The teaser looks intriguing and slightly creepy and the small glimpses of action look very good.
The plot(taken from donnieyen.asia): A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Check out the teaser and see if you wan to join Donnie Yen in the Kung Fu Jungle!
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Check out this great article on jaynestars.com. It is an interesting discussion on the evolution of martial arts choreography in Chinese films. It is a great overview of some of the styles used in martial arts films(1940’s to present day). Do you think the is the natural evolution of fight choreography and the modern martial arts movement (MMA)? Does traditional Kung Fu have a place in modern action (or martial arts) movies? It is certainly a topic for a debate.
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Donnie Yen is definitely Asia’s new leading martial arts star. His recently released Special ID ( a MMA heavy fight movie) was a success in Hong Kong and Mainland China thereby cementing his title as the new martial arts movie king! Not resting on his laurels Donnie has several other movies ready to be released this year:
The Monkey King ( Lunar New Year 2014)
The Iceman 3D ( remake of Yuen Biao’s The Iceman Cometh)!
The Last of the Best ( in production)
Donnie Yen is an extremely busy man, a hard worker, and a versatile martial artist. Check out (Donnie’s official website) for more information!