The Warrior’s Way – Trailer
The Warrior’s Way is an upcoming film starring Jang Dong Gun and Kate Bosworth. JDG plays an assassin who is banished form his homeland and ends up in the American Midwest. A lot of people might be cringing at the thought of a second Ninja Assassin (I haven’t seen it, so I don’t have comments myself), but what we know about this film indicates that it is a more ambitious project. It’s being produced by Barrie Osborne, who also worked on something called Lord of the Rings. The trailer shows signs of story development, whereas Ninja Assassin was meant to be a balls-to-the-wall action fest. Oh and Jang Dong Gun is an awesome actor. View the trailer after the jump!
We have plenty of films that depict a white American male going to another country and ending up saving the country from impending doom of some sort. He gets the girl and is forever a legend in the country. The Warrior’s Way seems to be entering relatively new territory because it is an American film with an Asian male lead, and in a western setting to top it all off. As you can see from the trailer, they are even giving JDG’s character a romantic interest. Couple that with the budget and talent on board, and it appears that at least one film studio believes the public is ready for Asians to be a hero in the US.