I was super duper excited last year when the filming began for the period movie Saving General Yang but the excitement sorta died down when the movie got its release delayed. It’s another onscreen adaptation of the historical Song dynasty legendary Yang military family where a kick ass General begat seven equally kick ass sons who all went to war for the Song Emperor and only one came home. It’s the stuff the Chinese slurp up – filled with filial piety and honor, loyalty to the nation and military courage to fight the encroaching villainous hoards, and the sacrifice of sons for the greater good. I’ve always loved this particular historical saga despite how bloody it is because all the onscreen versions I’ve watched typically has a great group of male actors playing the seven sons plus lots of cuteness with their OTP. This particular version looks no different, with the seven Yang sons played by (in the order from eldest Da Lang to youngest seventh son Qi Lang): Ekin Cheng, Yu Bo, Vic Zhou, Li Chen, Raymond Lam, Wu Zun, and Fu Xing Bo. General Yang is played by veteran Adam Cheng and this movie doesn’t focus on any of the love stories but I can say that Ady An will be playing Princess Cai (wife of the Liu Lang – 6th son). The international English theatrical trailer has just been released with the movie set for a domestic release in April of 2013 and an international release the following month in May. Directing is veteran HK director Ronny Yu who I last saw his work in Jet Li‘s Fearless. The trailer pulls no punch, this will be a blooooooody movie with a lot of action. Those who are squeamish this is probably not for you, but there is no way in hell I am missing Zai Zai’s first period movie.
International English Theatrical Trailer for Saving General Yang: