The plot follows a Chinatown chef (Uwais) in San Fransisco who finds himself caught up in the Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers. He encounters a mystical spirit and discovers he is the chosen one, given the power of 1000 monks. It’s not all that great a gift, because besides now having powers and a massive responsibility he never asked for, it looks like these past monks can physically appear in his place.
This looks like quite the mixed bag. On the one hand there’s Uwais, Mark Dacascos (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and the promise of some martial arts goodness, on the other there’s some cringy cheese and laughable effects (that face at the end – c’mon!) to contend with. Guess we’ll see.
Wu Assassins, also starring Viking‘s Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann, Li Jun Li, Lawrence Kao and JuJu Chan, hits Netflix on August 8.
Official synopsis for Wu Assassins:
Wu Assassins follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the “Wu Xing.” After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.