Renowned Chinese director Yimou Zhang’s (“House of Flying Daggers“, “Hero”) most recent martial arts film “Shadow” is about to be unleashed to Western audiences. The film looks to expand on the wuxia action film, to create a unique experience for fans of the genre.

Having previously made it’s debut on the Festival circuit to critical acclaim. “Shadow” will see a limited theatrical release May 3rd, 2019, followed by a domestic release on August 13th. A new trailer for the production has been released by Well Go USA, and can be viewed below. The film has already been released in China in September 2018.


With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (HERO, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. (Rotten Tomatoes)