The Warrior's Way, starring Jang Dong Gun, opens in theatres FRIDAY, December 3rd, released by Relativity Media.
The Warrior's Way, released by Relativity Media, is a visually dazzling modern ACTION adventure with stunningly choreographed fight sequences and gravity-defying stunts. In an original, gorgeously realized journey into a mythical past, writer and director Sngmoo Lee seamlessly marries the cinematic traditions of East and West. Korean superstar Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush star in this epic story of revenge and redemption.
The Warrior's Way is written and directed by Sngmoo Lee AND stars Jang Dong Gun (Friend, Taegukgi:The Brotherhood of War), Kate Bosworth (21, Superman Returns), Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Danny Huston (The Conspirator, Robin Hood), Tony Cox (Bad Santa, Meet Monica Velour) and Ti Lung (Frozen, Dynasty of Blood). The film is produced by Barrie M. Osborne (the Lord of the Rings franchise), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Matilda, Hackers). The director of photography is Woo-hyung Kim (Late Autumn). Production designer is Dan Hennah (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans). Editor is Jonno-Woodford Robinson (King Kong). Costume designer is three-time Academy Award winner James Acheson (The Last Emperor, Dangerous Liaisons and Restoration). Original music is by Javier Navarrete (Pan's Labyrinth). Executive producers are Tim White (The Boys Are Back, Ned Kelly) and Eui Hong.
After a lifetime of training in PREMIER LEVEL swordsmanship, Yang (Jang Dong Gun) has eliminated all but one of his clan's enemies--an infant whose smile instantly melts his heart. Unwilling to kill her and unable protect her from his own deadly tribe, Yang takes the baby girl and flees, planning to seek refuge with an old friend living in Lode, a frontier town in the American West. He arrives to find that his friend has died and the once-thriving Gold Rush town is in shambles, inhabited only by a few dozen eccentrics including Lynne (Kate Bosworth), a beautiful, spirited knife thrower-in-training, and Ron, a worn-out drunk (Geoffrey Rush). In order to make a safe home for the child far from the reach of his murderous clansman, Yang decides to stay on as the town's new laundryman, sealing his sword for good.
The Warrior's Way is Sngmoo Lee's feature film debut; and he was determined to make an impact with this project. "When I first had a chance to direct a film, I wanted to do something new." says filmmaker Lee. "A cross culture film was always my interest. It's my urge to see something on screen that I've never seen before."
Already a box office sensation in Asia, Jang Dong Gun makes his Hollywood debut with The Warrior's Way. Many are already considering him next in line, as Hollywood's next Jackie Chan or Jet Li. Jang Dong Gun says "It feels great to hear that [those comparisons]. But this is just the beginning. For now, I'll just continue to work hard."
His colleagues are already comparing to other Hollywood greats."Jang Dong Gun is like Clint Eastwood for me" says co-star Danny Huston. "He's got this wonderful face, which doesn't have to act or -over express his sentiments... Which for me is perfect for a western!"
The Warrior's Way, released by Relativity Media, opens nationwide Friday December 3, 2010.
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