By: John M Jerva
It is pretty clear that Donnie Yen’s last Kung Fu film which happens to be the last installment in the Ip Man franchise is a rousing success after just reacing the coveted 1 Billion Chinese Yuan at the Chinese cinema. The film hits all the right marks and audiences everywhere are watching it as many times as they can.
With that, we turn our attention once again to Yen’s next action offering which is a complete 180 from Ip Man as he will star in the action-comedy Enter The Fat Dragon. The film, which pays its respects to Sammo Hung’s original classic, is set to hit the Chinese domestic box office later this month and now we have a new poster and more importantly, a longer trailer for the release. Check out Donnie below as he is large and certainly in charge!
allon Chu (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong Police Special Task Force agent. An agile fighter with a high crime detection rate, he’s considered a role-model in the eye of both the police force as well as the public. He gets assigned to a case of escorting a well known criminal to Japan using his experiences and fighting capabilities to keep it safe during the job. Unfortunately, things are not going well in his private life as he has to deal with problems with his fiancee while planning their wedding. After a series of mishaps between them, she suddenly dumps him. Heartbroken he indulges himself in food to relieve his state of shock and loneliness, and in three month’ time his endless intemperance turns him into a 300-pound being.
The movie reunites Yen with his Chasing The Dragon producer Wing Jing and judging by the newer extended tease below, Yen still has the moves even though he’s put on a few pounds or body suit if you prefer.
Enter The Fat Dragon opens up in China on january 23rd will more worldwide release dates coming later. Watch Yen in action below!