Ready for the ‘Expendables’ of kung fu legends and myths?

"Once Upon a Time in China IV" Chinese Theatrical Poster

“Once Upon a Time in China IV” Chinese Theatrical Poster

In addition to his latest production, Heavyweight Assassin, veteran Hong Kong director/writer Jeff Lau (Treasure Hunt) will soon shoot an all-star martial arts actioner titled Kung Fu Big League. Considering the project’s impressive line up and the respective characters they’re playing, Kung Fu Big League is essentially “The Expendables of kung fu legends and myths.”

According to AFS, Vincent Zhao will once again portray Wong Fei Hung, as he did in Once Upon a Time in China IV-V and the 1996 TV Wong Fei Hung Series; Dennis To will once again portray Ip Man, as he did in The Legend is Born – Ip Man; frequent “Bruce Lee” actor, Danny Chan, will portray Chen Zhen (made famous by Bruce Lee in Fist of Fury); and Andy On will portray Huo Yuan Jia (previously portrayed by Jet Li in Fearless).

Stay tuned for more updates regarding Kung Fu Big League. Until then, here’s a look at Vincent Zhao from Once Upon a Time in China V:

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One Response to Ready for the ‘Expendables’ of kung fu legends and myths?

  1. Paul Bramhall says:

    A-list characters played by B-list names (but at least there’s no Eddie Peng), this one should be interesting. More than Lau being the director though, I’m more interested to see who’ll be doing the fight choreography.

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