PARADOX Unveiled As A Part Of The SPL Franchise In The Latest Poster

Wilson Yip's latest, Sha Po Lang: Paradox, is on deck for an August 25 release...

Yep. You read that correctly. Apparently the film's Chinese title as shown on the newest poster now unveils the film's standing as something of an installment of the Sha Po Lang crime saga. I can't really explain why but given the sort of nebulous treatment of the narrative and how the characters added and otherwise written as well as the seemingly stark, spiritual aesthetic applied here, I can understand why Bravos would want to go this route.

It sort of works, kind of like an anthology piece or a spin-off piece considering there is actually a third Sha Po Lang film in the works subtitled as Lord Needs War as of 2015. I guess we'll wait see how this plays out, but the message is definitely clear either way with Yip at the helm and backing a hearty cast that includes Louis Koo and the seeming return of Tony Jaa back in the protagonist cop role under a different character, and actors Wu Yue and Wolf Warrior co-star Chris Collins among the cast and action legend Sammo Hung serving as the foundation for the action.
Hong Kong cop Lee (Louis Koo) goes on a search in Thailand for his missing daughter Chi (Hanna Chan). Thai Chinese police officer Chui Kit (Wu Yue) lets Lee join the investigation, having no idea that Lee is going to use the mass media to hunt for clues.  
A short clip which accidentally filmed Chi's capture is uploaded to the police website, but subsequently deleted. Chui Kit and colleague Tak (Tony Jaa) tracks down the clip owner, but the evidence is destroyed before they can stop it. The duo begins tracking down the culprit. As they get closer to the truth, they realize that the case is more complicated than they expected, and the mastermind behind the scene is not someone they can deal with... 
Check out the new poster below and stay tuned for a final trailer as Bravos Pictures readies a round of TV spots and all sorts of promos to keep the hype going. (H/T: Asian Film Strike)


  1. It's War Needs Lord, not Lord Needs War; not that one makes more sense than the other ^^


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