Five new international posters for John Woo‘s historical epic “Red Cliff 2“ (“Chi bi xia: Jue zhan tian xia”) have been released. The first of this two-part epic motion, “Red Cliff” adapted from China’s novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” written by Guanzhong Luo (1330-1400) is the most expensive film ever made in Asia.
The second part, “Red Cliff 2” had its premiere in January 2009 in China.
The film stars Chen Chang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chiling Lin, Shido Nakamura and Wei Zhao.
In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale, led by the Prime Minister, himself. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance. Numerous battles of strength and wit ensued, both on land and on water, eventually culminating in the battle of Red Cliff. During the battle, two thousand ships were burned, and the course of Chinese history was changed forever.
Update: Red Cliff US poster