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Tsui Hark's Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings in cinemas in July

12 July 2018

Legendary director Tsui Hark (The Taking of Tiger Mountain, Once Upon a Time in China, The Banquet) returns for his latest epic, Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, which comes to UK cinemas 27th July from Cine Asia.

Dtective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings poster

In this historical martial arts epic, Detective Dee (Mark Chao – Young Detective Dee, Monga) is appointed by Emperor Gaozong to protect the Tang Dynasty from rival Empress Wu (Carina Lau – 2046, Days of Being Wild) and is bestowed with the magical Dragon Taming Mace. Wu orders Yuchi Zhenjin (Feng Shaofeng – Wolf Totem, White Vengeance) of the Golden Gard to recruit five mystics and task them with stealing the threatening Mace, the consequence of which is capital punishment for Dee.

Storming the Department of Investigation, Wu orders a demonstration of sorcery power which goes horrifically wrong with deadly consequences. In the confusion, Yuchi Zhenjin is seen killing colleagues of the Golden Gard. It falls to Detective Dee to solve the puzzle and redress the balance of power to save the Tang Dynasty.

Tsui Hark directs the third film in the immensely successful series, which has racked up over $200m at the box office and bagged 20+ major award nominations with a star-studded cast that is just as award-worthy.

Cine Asia presents Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings in selected UK cinemas from 27th July 2018.

Keep updated online at www.DetectiveDee3.com