In 2019, Netflix created Wu Assassins, a television series that follows an incredibly gifted martial artist (he has the power of a thousand monks) who fights fiercely to recover an ancient amulet that has fallen into the wrong hands. At the end of season 1, Kai Jin (Iko Uwais) thought his work as a legendary assassin was done, but a mysterious envelope suggested otherwise. Now the standalone movie Handful of Revenge shows that Kai Jin and his friends are not done battling mystical forces.
In the trailer released today, it is revealed that restaurant owner Jenny Wah (Li Jun Li) is mysteriously killed and this prompts Kai Jin and his team to unite once again to find the killer on a mission that may lead them to meet Bangkok’s underworld queen face-to-face – and they’ll have to do it in full day.
As expected, the trailer also reveals that we can expect Handful of Revenge the same elements that have been praised by critics Wu Assassins TV Series: Incredible fight choreography, 2011s-style rhythm Lowering (which was also directed by Uwais) and Netflix Extractionand lots of gun-fu sequences to appease John Wick Fans.
Handful of revenge is led by Roel Queenwho directed two episodes of Wu Assassins and is also attached to direct episodes of the upcoming Halo TV series at Paramount+. The director is also known for helming sequels to popular franchises such as Death Race 3, 12 rounds 2and The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption. The movie is written by Cameron Litvack (Quantico) and Yalun You (NCIS: Hawaii), who both worked together on the writing and production of the Wu Assassins TV shows. Besides Uwais, the cast of Handful of revenge also includes Lewis Tan, Laurent Kao, Ju Ju Chan, Jason Tobin, Pearl Thusi, Francesca Corney, Tony Kranzand Rhatha Phongam.
Netflix Premieres Handful of Revenge February 17. You can watch the trailer below:
Check out the official synopsis here:
Superpowered assassin Kai and his friends Lu Xin and Tommy track a killer from San Francisco’s Chinatown to Thailand to avenge the death of a loved one. But their hunt soon entangles them with old enemies, a mysterious billionaire and an ancient mystical force bent on taking over the world. Iko Uwais (Lowering) plays with Lewis Tan (mortal combat), Laurent Kao (Max Steel) and Pearl Thusi (Queen Sono) in this fast and furious martial arts action flick.
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