Multivision Multimedia India (P) Ltd. presents, The Warrior’s Way is written and directed by Sngmoo Lee in his American feature film debut. In an original, gorgeously realized journey into a mythical past, writer and director Sngmoo Lee seamlessly marries the cinematic traditions of East and West. Korean superstar Jang Dong Gun (Friend, Taegukgi:The Brotherhood of War), Kate Bosworth (21, Superman Returns), Danny Huston (The Conspirator, Robin Hood), Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl), Tony Cox (Bad Santa, Meet Monica Velour) and Ti Lung (Frozen, Dynasty of Blood) star in this epic story of revenge and redemption. The film is produced by Barrie M. Osborne (the Lord of the Rings franchise), Jooick Lee (Seven Swords) and Michael Peyser (Matilda, Hackers). Multivision Multimedia India Pvt. Ltd. is releasing The Warrior’s Way in India with more than 350 prints in English, Hindi, Tamil & Telugu on 10th Dec, 2010.
The world’s greatest swordsman abandons his warrior clan to start a new life in the American Badlands in The Warrior’s Way, a visually dazzling modern martial arts adventure with stunningly choreographed fight sequences and gravity-defying stunts. After a lifetime of training in martial arts and swordsmanship, Yang (Jang Dong Gun) has eliminated all but one of his clan’s enemies—an infant whose smile instantly melts his heart. Unwilling to kill her and unable protect her from his own deadly tribe, Yang takes the baby girl and flees, planning to seek refuge with an old friend living in Lode, a frontier town in the American West.
He arrives to find that his friend has died and the once-thriving Gold Rush town is in shambles, inhabited only by a few dozen eccentrics including Lynne (Kate Bosworth), a beautiful, spirited knife thrower-in-training, and Ron, a worn-out drunk (Geoffrey Rush). In order to make a safe home for the child far from the reach of his murderous clansman, Yang decides to stay on as the town’s new laundryman, sealing his sword for good.
Yang unexpectedly finds a kindred spirit in Lynne. Orphaned by a horrifying act of brutality, Lynne has spent ten years plotting revenge against her attacker, the Colonel (Danny Huston). While teaching Yang to run the laundry and look after the baby, she discovers his talent for swordplay and begs him to tutor her in martial arts.
In the midst of Lode’s annual Christmas celebration, the Colonel and his renegade gang return and threaten to destroy the town. Knowing that Lynne will do everything in her power to exact revenge on the Colonel, Yang reluctantly unsheathes his sword, fully aware that the rings of its blade will immediately reveal his location to his own murderous pack. He leads a fierce and ingenious force of townspeople armed only with improvised weapons and a unique set of skills in an all-out battle. But, as he feared, the sound of his sword brings the ruthless attackers into the fray, leading Yang, Lynne, April and the town folk to their ultimate destinies.
Writer and director Sngmoo Lee says, “This is not a typical, formulaic film. It’s unique and fresh, with some never-before-seen elements that are combined in the right way and at the right time to make a really great film. The movie is about a hero who undertakes an epic journey and discovers other characters in crisis, which is a tradition of both Asian warrior movies and classic cowboy movies. I have brought them together in a way that is incredibly fresh.”
Geoffrey Rush, who plays the pivotal role of Ron, the seemingly innocuous town boozer, calls The Warrior’s Way “an Asian perspective on the rich history and heritage of the American western. The film is like a great fable,” says the Oscar-winning actor. “It’s so pure. There are so many beautiful and disturbing images as well as enormous storytelling energy to it that is timeless and universal.”
Mr. Amit Jethani, Director, Multivision Multimedia India (P) Ltd. says, “The Warriors Way transports the audience to an imaginative world with a very Asian point of view as introducing Asian assassins into the Old West is a novel idea. It’s a broad, action-packed adventure with a tragic love story at its heart. India is now turning to be a huge market for the Hollywood films. We have seen with time that sometimes these English flicks give a competition to even Bollywood films. It seems that we now have a wide acceptance for Hollywood films and its growing over the years. Our Company has always tried to bring some top of the line films here in India and release them widely all over the nation. Thus keeping legacy of Multivision alive, we are bringing another Hollywood film to India and I hope audiences will like it very much as it has an Asian Connection too. In next few months we are coming up with some of the major titles in India like – The Mechanic starring Jason Statham, Season of The Witch and Drive Angry both starring Nicolas Cage to name a few.”
Multivision Multimedia India (P) Ltd. ventured into film distribution of Hollywood movies in the Indian subcontinent and acquired over 200 Hollywood Titles and is looking forward to their release. In the last 3 years, Multivision Multimedia has emerged as the strongest independent player in the Indian sub-continent for English movies. Multivision aims to get the best of Hollywood movies to India across all genres. The first release in the impressive line-up was MONSTER-IN-LAW starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, followed by AFTER THE SUNSET, HOSTAGE, RUSH HOUR -3, T.M.N.T., RAMBO 4, ROGUE ASSASSIN, P.S. I LOVE YOU, JUNO, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM, MILK , THE READER, DISTRICT 9, THE EXPENDABLES, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, THE HURT LOCKER, PIRANHA 3D to name a few.