New Trailer for Martial Arts Film The Warrior’s Way

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

the warriors way logo New Trailer for Martial Arts Film The Warriors Way

December is already set to be a great month for movies this year: Black Swan, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Tempest, True Grit and, one of our Most Anticipated Films of 2010, Tron: Legacy. After watching the trailer for the fantasy action film The Warrior’s Way, it too can be added to the list of great looking films coming in December.

Don’t be surprised if this is the first time you’ve heard about The Warrior’s Way; it’s been flying under the radar. The Warrior’s Way – which I’m calling a “Ninja Western” – was written and directed by Sngmoo Lee and produced by Barrie M. Osborne (Lord of the Rings), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Hackers).

The Warrior’s Way, a visually-stunning modern martial arts western starring Korean actor Dong-gun Jang who plays an Asian warrior assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands. Rounding out the ensemble cast is Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Oscar(R)-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine), Danny Huston (The Kingdom), and Tony Cox (The Hustle). The film is being distributed by Rogue Media, the same company behind the upcoming alien invasion film Skyline. If the trailer below is any indication, then The Warrior’s Way should be a very entertaining film.

The action in The Warrior’s Way looks like over-the-top thrilling fun while the crisp and over-saturated colors make every scene beautiful. A lot of people aren’t fans of the “wire-fu” style the Hong Kong movie industry made so popular, but when the technique is done properly, it can be very impressive.

Dong-gun Jang has a huge international following from his previous Korean films, Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean 4) has a way of owning whatever character he plays, and Tony Cox (Bad Santa) is always great comedic relief. However, judging from the trailer, Kate Bosworth (Blue Crush) could end up being the weak link in the cast. Her action scenes feel forced, the way she carries herself as an old west female doesn’t really work and that “southern” accent she’s using is as bad as Harrison Ford’s Russian accent in K-19: Widowmaker.

This movie probably won’t break a lot of box office records because fantasy action films are an acquired taste – but for fans of the genre it may suffice. The story for The Warrior’s Way reminds me of last year’s Ninja Assassin – the student betrays the master then runs to hide in America while his fellow ninjas chase him down leading to a showdown between student and master. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because Ninja Assassin worked pretty well.

While doing some research on The Warrior’s Way, I noticed a lot of people trying to figure out the name of the song featured at the end of the trailer. I recognize it because I own the album – the band is Family Force 5 and the song is titled “Kountry Gentleman”.

The Warrior’s Way opens December 3, 2010.

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  1. Rush is barely recignizable. another melding of my two of my favorite genres, very cool. not high on Bosworth tho lol

  2. Can’t wait. 2 of my 3 fav genres.
    Martial Arts
    Fanatasy &
    the third Sci-Fi.

    I see CBM’s as a mix of all three.

  3. Not my cup of tea…and I don’t know if it’s just me but the “green screen” effect is distracting.

    Martial arts movies are dying. Realistic MA movies that is. We need another Jackie Chan. Tony Jaa was supposed to take over but his last few flicks have been pretty bad.

    • we dont need chan lol.

      • Yeah we do. Back in his prime the man was truly amazing. Now anyone can look like they can movie fight with the wires. Sorry but the shift to “wire fu” is silly to me. It looks silly, unnatural and completely unrealistic. It works for some but not for me. Jackie Chan used wires back in the day to but to make the fights look more realistic (i.e. tie a wire to a stuntman’s legs and pull when he gets hit)

        • he’s too comedic for his own good, not enough serious asskicking in any of his movies anymore. i’ll go with Donnie Yen if i wanna watch GOOD martial arts movies, even Li is wearing thin on me these days

          • no he is is not, chan is very well respected in the martial arts community because of his superior fighting skills. Get over the oh he’s talented enough to do comedy bit and pick up older older movies before you speak about GOOD Martial arts movies because Yen has been in some crap movies in his time, and guess what has done the same comedic roles as Chan and Li before him. It’s just that Chan is too old now to do his own stunts that were far better than this parkour and wire fu crap now a days. Stop hatin on the man for the sole fact that he is was bold and diverse enough to do something to set himself apart from other martial arts actors by using comedy in his routine.

            • Very well said SIN

              Plus, key words were “in his prime”

              Ever since he came to hollywood he has made very BAD movies (Rush Hour 1 was okay for its entertainment value) but he is a living legend for what he did in Hong Kong.

    • Martial Arts films are ALIVE and Well….in Asia that is. America sucks in that department, always have…the only good one was Enter the Dragon, and it wasn’t because of the two other American leads, it was all Bruce Lee. Without him Enter… would be nothing.

      Sure there are a few other noteworthy American MA films but most star Jackie Chan & Jet Li & their American films are far inferior to their Asian Counterparts.

      SEE “IP MAN 1 & 2″. (TRIVIA: Bruce Lee’s got a cameo in both movies…..kinda.)

      • what american films are you talking about that star chan and li? Most of their films were made in Hong Kong and DISTRUBUTED 10 years later by New Line and Dimension films. Chan’s First official Hollywood Produced movie was rush Hour, jet Li’s was Lethal Weapon 4. Facts FTW. And if you say Rumble in the Bronx was not even filmed in the Bronx, it was filmed in Vancouver and produced by a Hong Kong movie stuio, if you are going to try and use that as one

  4. Looks like another take on Lone Wolf and Cub…could be good.

  5. Looks great, I love this kind of films.

  6. dont forget yogi bear! December is gonna be a rockin month for movies :)

    • YEAAAHHHHH Yogi Bear will make more money than Inception there’s no doubt about it.

  7. I loved the trailer. This is just my cup of tea. Film is a visual medium, so I’m 2 thumbs up for the colour scheme. House of Flying Daggers, 300, Clovis, Underworld..i can’t get enough of movies using saturated colours.
    Kate Bosworth…come on? You really think i care about her accent in a film like this? What, it’s gonna be an oscar contender? I don’t think so. All i care about is how fantastic her ass looks at 1:13!
    RE: Jackie Chan. Ok I enjoyed Rush Hour, he was terrific in Drunken Master and Police Story, but i’m not a huge fan. I’ll watch Chow Yun Fat, Donnie Yen, or Rain over him anyday…same goes for Jet Li.
    Finally,Tony Jaa before he went Monk, in Warrior King. The restaurant tracking shot up the stairs…jaw-dropping.

  8. i just pooped O_O

  9. Paul Young: Thanks for the song, it’s awesome!!

    • No prob! :) Look up some of their other stuff, it’s actually quite good. I’m fond of Earthquake, Drama Queen and Dance or Die.

      • @ Paul

        So when is CUP OF TEARS coming out and which do u think looks better?

        • Yeah I have already done that, their music is cool and I never heard them before, thanks again Paul!

  10. Who wants to bet the protagonist gives Bosworth a few pointers on sword-play and she’s all of a sudden turns into a bad ass, handily taking out highly skilled martial artist bad guys? lol
    Ugg to this one.

    • All she needs to do is headbutt the ninjas witht hat gigantic dome she has and the day will be saved

  11. Looks OK, but it will fail to please in the storyline and characters. Graphic scenes and combat looks very worthwhile.

    WTF Family Force 5? Lame band and lame song!!!

  12. Rush is the man i could love to hang out with at sci-fi meet..For an old dude he is fun..i have talked to friends with with him at sci-con in NY lol he takes his roles loosely and with fun..WE need Chau Yun Phat..this would be great role for him were it not that he is too old but he would had foot right into this as another character..i think it like a comic book animated..i found the trailer interesting.

    • you mean Chow Yun Fat i think lol

  13. I just finished watching Rush Hour with Jacki Chan. These recent movies with the great special effects are rally good & I love them, but sometimes the older ones are just as good :-)

  14. im just so happy about the music that played i cant believe they chose family force 5 for the trailers song i’m so surprised so is the lead singer of family force 5

  15. Being from Kentucky, the music just really ranked somewhere lower than Kid Rock. I will let you decide one trailer park to the next how long Fred Durst stayed on the market for the Dirty South Crowd…. Anyways… this film might be on my radar now regardless of the band and the polyester sequencing. I have a good feeling about Korean perfomers in general.

    If this film is a cross between Ninja Assassin and Kung Fu Hustle then I am in and the best that I can offer is that it may have some elements of Kirosawa if we are luck… big fan… optimistic … but completely uncertain if it will live up to any Last Samurai standards for the rest of you Kountry Gentlemen….