The South Korean action/drama Fists of Legend will open nationwide in the U.S. on April 12, 2013 in 19 theaters: New York (AMC Empire, AMC Bay Terrace), New Jersey (AMC Ridgefield Park), Philadelphia (AMC Plymouth Meeting), Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Fullerton, Santa Clara, Las Vegas, Seattle,, San Diego, Irvine, Washington DC.
Synopsis: On a television show billed as “the greatest fight show on Earth,” eager amateurs with lots to prove boldly step into the ring and expect to leave bloody but victorious. The ratings-hungry producers seek out legendary, but largely forgotten street fighters and mine their desperation for recaptured glory and redemption into ratings gold.
Based on the Korean web comic Legendary Fist, Fists of Legend features three old friends and rivals from high school days. Twenty-five years later, they get invitation to the big fight for the chance to win $200,000 and much more. Deok-kyu, whose Olympic dreams were dashed, now runs a struggling noodle shop. Jae-seok who always wanted to be number one but still finds himself in a third-rate gang. And Sang-hoon, a thug turned corporate executive who must go back and find his bloodlust one last time.
An epic saga about friendship and family, Fists of Legend moves back and forth between the present day and their long-lost glory days, with the film featuring a high-octane blend of staged MMA alongside street fights.
Directed by legendary Korean filmmaker KANG Woo-suk (Public Enemy Trilogy, Moss, Silmido) with fights and action choreographed by top talent JUNG Doo-Hong (G.I Joe Retaliation, The Berlin File, Mongol) Fists of Legend delivers a one-two punch of unparalleled action and dramatic story.