We might not be able to understand what’s being said in this trailer for Special ID (a.k.a. Special Identity, Te Shu Shen Fen), but two things are made very clear: first, Donnie Yen (Dragon, Ip Man) continues to kick all kinds of ass and, second, director Clarence Fok Yiu-leung (Naked Killer) sure makes pretty looking movies.
Here’s a bit of context by way of plot description thanks to Asian Movie Pulse:
Yen takes on the role of Zilong Chen, an undercover police officer deep within the ranks of one of China’s most ruthless underworld gangs. The leader of the gang, Xiong (Collin Chou), has made it his priority to weed out the government infiltrators in his midst. Struggling to keep his family together and his identity concealed, Chen is torn between two worlds.
Upping the stakes, as Chen’s undercover comrades are being dealt with, one by one, Chen fears his days are numbered. Now, he must risk everything to take down the organization and reclaim the life he lost when he took on this perilous assignment. As the action mounts, Chen must do everything he can to protect the SPECIAL IDENTITY he wishes he never had before it’s too late.
With that in mind, check out the trailer:
Special ID opens in China, Hong Kong and Malaysia on October 3rd. It doesn’t currently have a US release set as far as we can tell.