Conceived by the 50-year-old director, the plot of Hero offers an unexpected twist on a traditional tale set at the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty, circa 220 B.C. China's soon-to-be first Emperor is on the brink of conquering the war-torn land and three of his most passionate opponents (played by Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, and Donnie Yen) are trying to assassinate him. The Emperor hires one man (the inimitable Jet Li) to stop them. Love, jealousy, rivalry and a flurry of martial arts vivify this ripping yarn.
Donnie co-stars as Silver Spear, Sky who is one of the assassins.
Starring Jet Li, Tong Leung, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Zi Yi and Donnie Yen
Directed by Zhang Yimou ( The Road Home, Raise the Red Latern, Red Sorghum )
"In Zhang's work, beauty has always been the hallmark. Hero will be no exception."...TIME ASIA