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 with stunningly choreographed fight sequences and gravity-defying stunts. 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 Dong-gun Jang, Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns), Danny Huston (The Kingdom) and Oscar®-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) star in this epic story of revenge and redemption.
After a lifetime of studying martial arts and swordsmanship Yang (Dong-gun Jang) has eliminated all but one of his clan\’s enemies – an infant who\’s smile instantly melts his heart. Unwilling to kill her and unable to 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 his friend has died and the once-thriving Gold Rush town is is shambles, inhabited by only a few dozen eccentrics including Lynne (Kate Bosworth), a beautiful, spirited knife thrower-in-training and Ron (Geoffrey Rush), a worn-out drunk. 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 ring of its blade will immediately reveal his location to his own murderous pack. He leads a force 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 townsfolk to their ultimate destinies.
Opens December 3rd, 2010