Here is a very promising independent martial arts film that will go into production next year, titled the Iron Monk, about a peaceful shaolin monk who tries to spread a message of peace and zen in Chinatown, London, which brings him to the attention of the local Triads who attempt to destroy the monk and his peaceful teachings once and for all, and a battle for the soul of Soho Chinatown begins.
The film is being produced by veteran stuntman and actor Jason Ninh Cao (Snatch, Blitz) who also stars in the film, and the main lead is 34th generation Shaolin Master Yanzi Shi with fight choreography by Vincent Wang (the upcoming 47 Ronin and Batman Begins). The film is directed by Mat Sunderland.
This really looks promising, and film company JNC Productions looks to use this film to announce themselves as a company ready to compete in the realm of martial arts films. As the film goes into production I’ll update you fine folks on the status of it, and I’ll try to see if I can do a little Q & A with Jason Ninh Cao as the project ramps up. Thanks to reader Mikeoutwest for the heads up! For now, check out the trailer below, and let me know what you think in the comments!