He recently premiered his latest film, Blind Detective, at Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer, but U.S. audiences will be getting another taste of Hong Kong director Johnnie To as his previous film, Drug War, will be arriving in theaters at the end of the month. Our review out of New Asian Film Festival will be coming soon, but in the meantime, a new theatrical trailer has arrived. It looks like a fairly intense drama and the press quote throwing out comparisons to The French Connection and The Wire surely help. Check it out below, along with the poster, for the film featuring Louis Koo, Sun Honglei, Huang Yi and Wallace Chung.


Manufacturing just fifty grams of meth in China will earn you a death sentence, and Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) has manufactured tons of it. After a violent lab accident, he’s in the custody of Captain Zhang (Sun Honglei), and now he has only one chance to avoid execution: turn informant and help Zhang’s undercover team take down the powerful cartel he’s been cooking for. With the uneasy allies forced to compress months of police work into just 72 sleepless hours, things begin to spin wildly out of control, and it becomes unclear whether the cop or the criminal truly has the upper hand in master director Johnnie To’s puzzle box of a crime thriller.

Drug War arrives on July 26th.

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