Trailer for Jet Li’s Danny The Dog Online

danny.jpgOf the work that Jet Li has done outside of China the best stuff has surprisingly come not from the US but from France in his work for Luc Besson’s Europa Corp. So when word started circulating that Li was doing a Besson financed film costarring Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins I perked up and started to pay attention. Then, in what must count as one of the stupidest marketing moves ever, the film producers posted an extended clip of the film online that consisted of nothing more than Jet eating ice cream with an irritating teenaged girl. I hate that clip. I really, really hate it. I do not, however, hate this. The full trailer for the film – titled Danny the Dog – has turned up online and apart from the irritating teenage girl it looks mighty impressive on all counts.

Jet stars as the titular Danny – a man raised in captivity and trained as an illegal pit fighter by Bob Hoskins. Hoskins is an absolutely powerhouse actor who we don’t see nearly enough on this side of the ocean – the last time I remember him was the stellar Felicia’s Journey, actually – and he looks to be both incredible and incredibly vicious in this. How a tubby little aging Englishman can exude so much menace I don’t know, but Hoskins does. Danny somehow escapes from his captors and is discovered by a blind man, played by Morgan Freeman, who takes him in and slowly wins his trust. The performances look to be quite strong from all the principal characters with Jet finally taking on a role that demands a little bit of range, the cinematography is striking and the fight choreography is from Yuen Woo Ping so you know it’s going to be good. No word on release dates yet. Thanks to KFC for the link.

31 thoughts on “Trailer for Jet Li’s Danny The Dog Online

  1. This has 2 be d best british film ever made, im not a fan of british films but jet li makez britain look good, fantastic choreograhpy, n best of all wat a performance from jet li!!!!!

  2. i Saw the movie last night
    it’s a good movie
    good story and jet li really kick some ass
    i like the beginning of it :-)

  3. i just have to say, i watched the film yesterday, its fucking amazing . definatly in my opinion his best

  4. i love all action movie, especially when jet li playing. i’m a martial art lover, i think all people who know about martial art will love this man. i’m waiting forward all his movie, and i hope it’s better then craddel to the grave.

  5. danny the dog or unleashed, whatever the name is going to be when released in the USA, I am quite sure we will all enjoy it !
    Hero is gonna be hard to beat though House of Flying Daggers was quite good for a Wu’shu film lover

  6. Yes, this movie will be out in US. Li recently wrapped production on this movie, which is his second with director Luc Besson. Same guy who produced Kiss of the Dragon.

    Can’t wait for this one.

  7. 美国公映日期是4月8日。
    To US at apri 8, 2005.

  8. 美国公映日期是4月8日。
    To US it will be 8 apri 2005.

  9. hi

    i m the big crazy of jet li i saw all

    movies which i can find in nepal i can

    tall which movie is back with defferent

    or change name i m the big crazy of

    of him so why i lear wushu in nepal

    i m alway waiting his new movies like

    hero after danny the dog his amazing

    fighter of china n the world.


  11. i never thought he will make a story like this ,he even vryed in that movie,i think this is the most sad movie he ever made,after he made (hero)

  12. avi’s generally need the divx codec.

    This is being released as Unleashed in 2005 by Rogue Pictures, by the way … it’s a division of Focus, which is a division of Universal. Same people that are doing Shaun of the Dead …

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