From world-renowned action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping comes True Legend, the martial arts epic that sees him return to the director's chair he has vacated for 14 years. For his highly-anticipated comeback project, Master Yuen is eager to bring the kung fu genre to a new frontier, so he employs 3D technology in the film, making it the pioneer in Chinese cinema to feature fight scenes rendered in 3D. Christine To's (Fearless) script chronicles the ups and downs in the life of martial arts legend, Beggar Su, played captivatingly by action star Vincent Zhao (Once Upon a Time in China series). His co-stars lend more oomph to the film, with Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, and Michelle Yeoh toplining, and Andy On and Guo Xiaodong in pivotal roles. For action aficionados, the appearances of Shaw Brothers star Gordon Liu, veteran actor Leung Ka Yan, action starlet Jiang Luxia, real-life boxing champion Cung Le, and Kill Bill badass David Carradine - who tragically passed away during post-production - should instantly make this a must-see!
Su Can (Vincent Zhao) dreams of creating a unique school of kung fu that will be followed for generations to come, but he loses the will to live once his joyous life with his beloved wife (Zhou Xun) and son is destroyed by his nemesis Yuan Lie (Andy On). His spirits hitting rock bottom, Su Can is reduced hopelessly to a drunkard and crazy beggar. But an encounter with the mysterious figure known as "Martial God" (Jay Chou) eventually brings him out of darkness and back onto his lifelong quest for the ultimate in martial arts. Through his invention of the "Drunken Fists" style, Su Can finally sees the way to rise from his ordeal and become a True Legend.