Shu Qi in The Village of No Return

Award-winning director Chen Yu-Hsun teams up with Taiwanese star Shu Qi to tickle your funny bone with the upcoming comedy film The Village of No Return.

Since his first feature Tropical Fish in 1995, this $9M feature is Chen’s sixth film foray in the comedy genre.

From his hilarious TV commercials to memorable shorts (Middle-Aged Juliet, Hippocamp Hair Salon), well received features like Love Go Go and Zone Pro Site: The Movable Feast, Chen takes the director’s seat again with this period action comedy flick.

The film is set sometime during the end of the Qing dynasty, a very strange event take place and turns a sleepy rural village’s life upside down–all while waiting for a railway to come.

The Village of No Return also reunites Chen with producers Yeh Jufeng, Lee Lieh, and Warner Brothers (Taiwan), following their breakout hit Zone Pro Site.

The Taiwanese comedy film stars box office queen Shu Qi who first made her mark as a screen seductress (Viva Erotica, Sex and Zen) and rose to mainstream success (My Best Friend’s Wedding-Chinese remake) via The Assassins at the 2016 Cannes Festival.

The film also stars Wang Qianyuan, Eric Tsang, Tony Yang and Lin Mei-Hsiu.

The Village of No Return is expected to hit the big screen in the spring of 2017, so for now, check out the epic preparations for the movie in this YouTube video.