A new extended trailer for Hu Mei’s upcoming biopic Confucius starring Chow Yun-Fat as the titular philosopher has appeared online. This production has caused a lot of controversy in China as the casting of action hero Chow Yun-Fat as Confucius had people fearing the film would contain inappropriate levels of action.
Further controversy arose when it was discovered the film would portray Confucius as being romantically attracted to the concubine Nanzi (played by Zhou Xun). This even led to a man who claims he is a direct descendant of Confucius suing the makers of the film to have several scenes deleted that involve the love story.
Well the full-length trailer is finally here and it mostly contains battle scenes and a hinted at romantic sub-plot between Confucius and Nanzi! Check it out.