With the success of Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon
, Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee tackles another mind-blowing Chinese historical war epic! In White Vengeance
, the acclaimed writer-director offers an intriguing reinterpretation of the Banquet at Hongmen, the decisive incident that took place in the turbulent years of the Chu-Han Contention following the fall of the Qin dynasty some 2,200 years ago. Leon Lai (Forever Enthralled
) stars as ambitious rebel leader Liu Bang, who is invited to the banquet hosted by his arch-rival Xiang Yu, played against type by TV idol William Feng (Palace
). As the focal point of this intense and thrilling historical tale, the banquet becomes a deadly battle of wits and guts between the two contending heroes and their aides, played by Anthony Wong (Punished
), Zhang Hanyu (Assembly
), and Jordon Chan (Once a Gangster
). In addition, the star-studded cast also boasts the presence of Andy On (True Legend
) as Liu Bang's military ally Han Xin, and Crystal Liu (A Chinese Ghost Story
) as Xiang Yu's lover Yuji.
In the final years of the Qin dynasty, China is in complete chaos, and whoever takes control of the fallen Qin capital Xianyang will effectively ascend the throne to be the new Emperor. Western Chu's warrior king Xiang Yu is the most prominent candidate to rise to power, while his sworn brother Liu Bang has somewhat reluctantly become another warlord. Although Liu Bang's Han army reaches Xianyang first, he knows that he is no match for the powerful Xiang Yu, so he prudently retreats and pledges allegiance to him. However, Xiang Yu's chief strategist Fan Zeng (Anthony Wong) recognizes Liu Bang's ambitions, and he decides to lay a trap in the guise of a banquet to uproot this threat once and for all. Liu Bang knows the hidden danger, but his loyal advisor Zhang Liang (Zhang Hanyu) urges him to attend the banquet no matter what, or risk being crushed mercilessly by Xiang Yu's mighty forces. Can Liu Bang escape the deadly plot at the banquet, and turn the tide in his favor?