Action superstar Donnie Yen (Ip Man
) has outdone himself once again with his hot-blooded portrayal of Chen Zhen in this re-imagination of the legendary Chinese folk hero! Bruce Lee famously created the character in his 1972 masterpiece Fist of Fury
, and Jet Li starred in Gordon Chan's acclaimed 1994 remake Fist of Legend
, even Donnie himself has played the character in a 1995 TV series. Rather than doing another remake, Donnie now teams up with writer/producer Gordon Chan and director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs
) to further the story of Chen Zhen, turning the furious avenger into a World War I veteran, secret agent, and masked kung fu superhero!
Besides playing the updated version of the larger-than-life martial artist, Donnie also personally choreographs the exhilarating fight scenes as the film's action director, including a stunning recreation of the unforgettable dojo showdown where Chen Zhen faces 150 challengers alone. Legend of The Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen is not just Donnie's one-man show, though, as he is supported by an award-winning cast that includes Shu Qi, Anthony Wong, and Huang Bo, as well as Huo Siyan, Shawn Yue, Kohata Ryu, EXILE's Akira, and Fist of Legend's Kurata Yasuaki. The caliber of the cast and crew ensures the latest silver screen outing of Chen Zhen is right up there with the classics.
After avenging his murdered master Huo Yuanjia, Chen Zhen (Donnie Yen) vanished and was supposedly dead. He actually left China and joined the Allied war effort on the European battlefields. Seven years later, Chen Zhen returns to Shanghai in the guise of a young entrepreneur in order to infiltrate Club Casablanca, whose owner Tycoon Liu (Anthony Wong) is suspected of collusion with the Japanese. He soon wins the trust of Liu while falling in love with the gorgeous club singer Kiki (Shu Qi). Meanwhile, Japanese general Chikaraishi (Kohata Ryu) comes to Shanghai with his assassination squad, subjecting the city to his reign of terror. Donning a black mask to avoid exposing his real identity, Chen Zhen secretly works with police captain Huang (Huang Bo) to protect the Chinese patriots from the Japanese assassins, as the hope of a nation rests on his deadly fists...