First WARLORDS Trailer Starring Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Jet Li

     December 25, 2009

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The first trailer for the Chinese epic Warlords has just hit the Internet, and judging from the short glimpse we get here, this one should deliver solid action and intrigue on a truly grand scale when it comes out April 22.

The movie stars three titans of Asian action cinema. Jet Li needs no introduction to Western audiences, and he’s joined in The Warlords by Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro, who squared off in House of Flying Daggers. Lau also played inspector Lau Kin Ming in the Infernal Affairs trilogy, which inspired Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning The Departed, and Kaneshiro stars in John Woo’s upcoming historical epic Red Cliff.   Hit the jump for the full synopsis and the trailer:

According to the movie synopsis, Warlords is set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, Li is General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead, and joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Lau) and Wu Yang (Kaneshiro). After fighting back attackers from a helpless village, the three men take an oath to become “blood brothers,” pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour, and they become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Wu Jing-Lei).

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