The trailer for director Johnnie To‘s new film Vengeance has shot its way online. To, whose previous films include Election, Exiled and the quirky Mad Detective, is considered by many as one of the best action director’s working in Hong Kong today. Vengeance looks to be another solid entry into To’s catalogue. Starring the always awesome Simon Yam and France’s Johnny Hallyday—the French Elvis—the film follows Hallyday to Hong Kong where he seeks to avenge the murder of his daughter and her family at the hands of gangsters. Good setup, I know Johnnie To will deliver.
Vengeance will be released this May in France. No North American release date yet, but I’m betting the film may appear at the Toronto International Film Festival in some form.