It has been over 17 long years since Sammo Hung has directed a movie (since 1997’s Once Upon A Time in China and America), but now, the Hong Kong legend is back – both as star and as director – in The Bodyguard, which was previously known as Old Soldier.
The Bodyguard (read our review) features a cast of well-known names that include Zhu Yuchen, Li Qinqin, Feng Jiayi, Jacqueline Chan, Andy Lau, Hu Jun, Feng Shaofeng, Eddie Peng, Song Jia, Tsui Hark, Karl Maka, Dean Shek, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, Yuen Ting, Yuen Po, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Song Jia.
The Bodyguard follows a retired bodyguard (Hung) who has settled in the dark and unknown corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet. Suffering from the beginnings of dementia, the bodyguard is befriended by a young girl whose life is threatened when her father (Lau) falls in with the local crime world. When the girl and her father disappear, the bodyguard must call upon his long forgotten skills to save the life of his young friend.
Check out the film’s new U.S. trailer below: