Stephen Fung Directs Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”

By on July 24, 2019 in NEWS

Stephen Fung Directs Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”

Acclaimed Hong Kong actor Stephen Fung (馮德倫) directed an American TV show again, and this time it’s Wu Assassins <五行刺客>. The upcoming action series will debut on Netflix on August 9, and the trailer was just released yesterday. While different directors were hired to shoot each episode, Stephen started the ball rolling by helming the first two, which became the trailer focus.

Stephen purposely avoided including stereotypes that foreigners have on China, such as elements of dragons and phoenixes. He explained that the big cities in China are very prosperous, and do not necessarily have dragons and phoenixes. Stephen hopes the audience will be able to see new things, such as various literary elements and Stephen’s favorite love: Chinese opera.

He also said his experience differed from the last time he participated in an American TV show since he got to work with an entirely new team. He even praised The Raid: Redemption actor, Iko Uwais, for his ability to adapt to different styles of action.

Full of intense fighting scenes, the series will follow Iko, an aspiring chef who gets thrown into protecting San Francisco’s Chinatown from evil forces after he learns he’s actually a Wu Assassin.

“Wu Assassins” Trailer

Source: Sing Tao

This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.

4 comments to Stephen Fung Directs Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”

  1. mike says:

    “Stephen purposely avoided including stereotypes that foreigners have on China, such as elements of dragons and phoenixes.”
    So glad to hear that but then I saw the trailer and they are throwing fireballs and use magic so who cares about dragons and phoenixes. Wish he casted a Chinese actor as the lead.

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  2. littlefish says:

    The casts are so ugly except for the boss/leader dude that does the fire ball -.-

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  3. kidd says:

    So surprise to see Mark Dacascos in this. I remember him from China Strike Force. 🙂

    Also happy to see Lewis Tan in the trailer.

    Both are great in martial art.

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  4. m0m0 says:

    the plot seem so cliche for both chinese and western markets. com’on, boy discovers his secret identity and powers then saves the world…..

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