The Myth (English Subtitle)

Year: 2005
Director: Stanley Tong Kwai-Lai
Producer: Willie Chan, Solon So, Barbie Tung
Writer: Stanley Tong Kwai-Lai, Wang Hui-Ling, Li Hai-Shu
Action: Stanley Tong Kwai-Lai, Jackie Chan, Richard Hung
Cast: Jackie Chan, Kim Hee-Sun, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Mallika Sherawat, Yu Rong-Guang, Choi Min-Soo, Patrick Tam Yiu-Man, Ken Wong Hap-Hei, Sun Zhou, Shao Bing, Jin Song, Ken Lo Wai-Kwong, Hayama Go

The year was BC221 when Qin Shihuang - the first Emperor of China - started to build a royal tomb for himself despite his infatuation with immortality. Through the prodigious endeavors of more than 700,000 forced laborers, the mausoleum was completed 37 years later. Legend has it that, to ensure utmost secrecy, all those who worked on the project were buried alive with the dead Emperor. There were no survivors.

Over the next two thousand years, historians, tomb-raiders, and happy- go-lucky adventurers alike have been homing in on the royal treasure buried within. However, no one has ever succeeded in locating the entrance to the mausoleum. Thus the bulk of the First Emperor’s treasure, including his much-fabled elixir of youth, remains intact.

Until now, that is….intrepid archeologist Jack (JACKIE CHAN) and ambitious scientist William (TONY LEUNG KA FAI) set out on an adventure that would lead them to the greatest discovery in Chinese history. Their journey starts at Dasar, India, where they stumble upon an ancient sword from the Qin Dynasty and a magical gemstone that appears to be able to defy the force of gravity. The booty not only leads them to the mythical mausoleum, but it also connects Jack to his dark past life. Through strange and provocative dreams, Jack sees himself reincarnated as Meng Yi, a general who fell for the First Emperor’s beautiful consort Ok Soo (KIM HEE SEON) some two thousand years ago. As Meng Yi commands his troops in an increasingly desperate war against rebels, he also has to battle his own inner desires in choosing between eternal love and loyalty. Returning to the present day, the final secret of the First Emperor is about to be revealed. The two adventurers successfully enter the Heavenly Palace, a fortress loaded with death traps and unspeakable evils, as Jack comes face-to-face with his past. Or is it really?

Director Stanley Tong aims to create an extravaganza combining Chinese mythology with a breath-taking modern-day action adventure in The Myth. Co-written with Wang Hui-ling (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), The Myth marks Stanley’s fourth collaboration with Jackie Chan, following global blockbusters Super Cop, Rumble in the Bronx and First Strike. Jackie Chan is joined here in a stellar international cast by acclaimed actor Tony Leung Ka-Fai (The Lover), top actress Kim Hee Seon (Bichunmoo and A Letter from Mars) and action star Choi Min Soo - both from Korea, as well as sensational Indian beauty Mallika Sherawat.

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