Upcoming Donnie Yen’s new action period drama movie, The Lost Bladesman, has started shooting in Hebei Province. The Los t Blademan is centered on a famous character Guan Yu from the novel “Romance of the Three Kingdom” and Donnie Yen will play the lead character. Actress Sun Li will play as Qi Lan, Guan Yu’s sweetheart.
The movie is slated for release in Fall 2011. Award winning director Jiang Wen will also star as the role of Cao Cao while Donnie Yen will also handle action director.
During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country general Cao Cao, the real power behind the emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land Guan Yun Chang. However, Guan Yun Chang is a loyal friend of Cao Cao’s enemy Liu Bei. To persuade the peerless warrior to fight, Cao Cao takes his beloved Qi Lan hostage.
After leading Cao Cao’s forces to victory Guan Yun Chang sets out with Qi Lan to rejoin Liu Bei. But now Cao Cao has deemed him too great a threat to live, and on the journey he must face all the forces at the emperor’s command sent to destroy him.