One of the surprise highlights for me from last year’s Fantasia Festival was Tran Quoc Bao‘s The Paper Tigers, a funny and surprisingly touching action comedy about three aging martial arts prodigies who set out to find their master’s killer.
The film stars Alain Uy, Ron Yuan, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Matthew Page, Andy Le, and Yuji Okumoto.
Well Go USA Entertainment picked up The Paper Tigers and released a new trailer and poster today in anticipation of its release in theaters and on VOD platforms May 7th.
As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring—and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy.