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


In addition to his latest production, Heavyweight Assassin, veteran Hong Kong director/writer Jeff Lau (Treasure Hunt) is currently shooting the all-star martial arts actioner Kung Fu Alliance (aka 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.”

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).

Kung Fu Alliance also stars Bruce Leung (Kung Fu Hustle), Leung Kar Yan (Shanghai 13) and recording artist, Zhang Yao.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding Kung Fu Alliance. Until then, here’s new shot of Chen Zhen (Danny Chan), Wong Fei Hung (Vincent Zhao), Huo Yuan Jia (Andy On) and Ip Man (Dennis To), via AFS:


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9 Responses 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.

  2. Z Ravas says:

    So we have two historical figures who were alive at almost entirely different times (Huo Yuan Jia died in 1910 – when Yip Man was 17 years old) teaming up with an entirely fictional character. Huh? This is going to be one interesting screenplay…!

    • Paul Bramhall says:

      Very true, although considering Donnie Yen’s portrayal of Ip Man hasn’t changed in the slightest over a trilogy that spans 20+ years, maybe Dennis To is supposed to be a 17 year old Ip Man after all? 😛

  3. doub 7 says:

    Sounds like a blast, sign me up!

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