New trailer for Zhang Yimou & Christian Bale’s ‘The Flowers of War’

We have added the new full movie trailer for director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) upcoming war drama, “The Flowers of War.”

Set during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Japan, the film stars Christian Bale and female newcomer, Ni Ni in the leading roles.

Watch the brilliant new trailer for “The Flowers of War” below;

“The Flowers of War” opens in New York for 1 week from December 21st and in Los Angeles/San Francisco from December 23rd also for a week. A wide release for the movie is expected in 2012.

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou, Hero, House of the Flying Daggers) tells an epic story of love and sacrifice in THE FLOWERS OF WAR, starring Christian Bale and introducing Ni Ni.

The film, set during the Japanese invasion of China, is told from a young girl’s point of view, not as a history lesson, but as an intimate, elemental and paradoxically universal celebration of the human spirit. Bale stars as a dissolute Westerner who seeks refuge in a Catholic Church. There he meets a beautiful Chinese courtesan who helps him rescue a group of schoolgirls from a terrible fate at the hands of the Japanese.

The film represents one of China’s most ambitious productions, involving the recreation of 1937 Nanking built from scratch over a one-year period and the collaboration of one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men (Christian Bale). Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.