Director: Zhao Linshan
Cast members: Chow Yun-fat, Liu Yifei, Alec Su, Yao Lu, N i Dahong
Release date: September 26
The Assassins, previously known as Bronze Sparrow Terrace, is an upcoming Chinese historical drama film directed by Zhao Linshan, starring Chow Yun-fat as Han Dynasty warlord Cao Cao. The film focuses on Cao Cao's life in his later years.The supporting cast includes Liu Yifei, Alec Su, Yao Lu and Ni Dahong. The film's Chinese title is a reference to the Bronze Sparrow Platform , a terrace constructed in 210 by Cao Cao in the ancient city of Ye.Between the late 190s and 200s during the Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Cao defeated Lü Bu and other rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern China. In 216, Cao Cao forced Emperor Xian to grant him the title of a vassal king, "King of Wei".
Cao Cao then had the Bronze Sparrow Platform constructed as a display of power.Mu Shun and Lingju, a pair of young lovers who have undergone five years of training as assassins in a prisoner-of-war camp, are preparing to accomplish a secret mission. In 220, Cao Cao's son Cao Pi urges his father to take the Han throne and replace Emperor Xian.