China has such an incredible history it's no surprise that so many of their films operate on such an epic scale. From dynastic rule dating back to 207o BC to the Cultural Revolution in the mid-21st century, it all provides an incredible backdrop for any story a filmmaker wants to tell. It also doesn't hurt to have a society that includes the always awesome Shaolin Monks.
The first trailer for Benny Chan's Shaolin has arrived online. Set during China's warlord era, General Hao Jie (Andy Lau) is successfully leading a military campaign across China when he is betrayed and his deputy (Nicholas Tse) tries to have him killed. Taking shelter in a Shaolin temple, Hao Jie begins to train as one of them. When the warlords come to take the temple, however, the hero is forced to fight back.
Check out the trailer below.