The first teaser trailer for Zhang Yimou’s Curse of the Golden Flower is up, and it looks sweet. Judging by Yimou’s previous efforts, which include House of Flying Daggers, Jet Li’s Hero and Raise the Red Lantern, I’d say he’s well qualified to bring a beautifully directed piece of action-art to the screen again.
Curse of the Golden Flower focuses on the ill-fated romance between an imperial bodyguard and a prince that takes the lovers on a dangerous journey that reveals royal family secrets.
The film stars Yun-Fat Chow (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Killer, The Corruptor, The Replacement Killers, upcoming The Battle of Red Cliff, Pirates of the Caribbean 3) as Emperor Ping, Gong Li (Miami Vice, The Emperor and the Assassin, upcoming Young Hannibal: Behind the Mask) as Empress Phoenix, Jay Chou (Initial D, Hidden Track) as the Prince, Ye Liu (The Promise)and Dahong Ni (To Live).
See the first images from Curse of the Golden Flower at Sony’s U.S. release website RIGHT HERE