The movie directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan follows three leaders who vow to be loyal to each other before politic and love come in between them.
There is a new "The Warlords" trailer released for the United States promotion. The epic war film starring three lauded Mandarin actors, Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro, has actually been screened in theaters in China two years ago but it will only hit Stateside on April 2, 2010 for limited release.
Set in the midst of war and political upheaval during the Taiping Rebellion of the 1860s, "Warlords" stars Jet Li as General Pang, who barely survives a brutal massacre of his fellow soldiers by playing dead. He then joins a band of bandits led by Er Hu (Lau) and Wu Yang (Kaneshiro).
After fighting back attackers from a helpless village, the three men take an oath to become "blood brothers," pledging loyalty to one another until death, but things quickly turn sour and the three men become embroiled in a web of political deceit, and a love triangle between Pang, Er Hu and a beautiful courtesan (Xu Jinglei).