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New Kung Fu Cult Master 1
Film poster
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese倚天屠龍記之九陽神功
Simplified Chinese倚天屠龙记之九阳神功
Directed by Wong Jing
Venus Keung
Screenplay byWong Jing
Based on The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber
by Louis Cha
Produced byWong Jing
Starring Louis Koo
Donnie Yen
Raymond Lam
Janice Man
Yun Qianqian
Sabrina Qiu
CinematographyVenus Keung
Edited byYeung Kai-wing
Music byLincoln Lo
Mega-Vision Pictures
Television Broadcasts Limited
World Universe Culture
Jing's Studio
Wishart Media (Xiamen)
Shaw Brothers Pictures International
Release dates
  • 28 January 2022 (2022-01-28) (Singapore)
  • 31 January 2022 (2022-01-31) (China)
Running time
114 minutes
CountriesHong Kong
BudgetHK$370 million [1]

New Kung Fu Cult Master 1 is a 2022 Hong Kong-Chinese wuxia film directed by Wong Jing and Venus Keung adapted from Louis Cha's novel The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber. The film stars Louis Koo, Donnie Yen, Raymond Lam, Janice Man, Yun Qianqian and Sabrina Qiu.

The film was theatrically released on 28 January 2022 in Singapore, [2] while it was released on streaming platforms on 31 January 2022 in China. [1] A direct sequel to the film, New Kung Fu Cult Master 2, was released on streaming platforms on 3 February 2022 in China. [1]



On 21 December 2019, Wong Jing posted a teaser poster of the film on his Sina Weibo account and stating that Zhang Wuji will finally meet with Zhao Min in Dadu, hinting he will be making a follow-up to his 1993 film Kung Fu Cult Master, which ended in a cliffhanger. [3] Principal photography began for the film began in January 2020 at the Hengdian World Studios. However, production was halted two weeks later due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was resumed in mid-April of the same year. [4] On 7 May 2020, director Wong released stills of the cast in their characters on his Sina Weibo account. [5] [6]

On 2 January 2022, Wong announced on his Sina Weibo account that the film had been split into two parts, New Kung Fu Cult Master 1 and New Kung Fu Cult Master 2, to be released during the Chinese New Year period of the year. [7] This later led to speculations that the cast was having disagreements with the production over salary disputes, but cast member Donnie Yen later responded to this by stating that he knew that it was going to be a duology from the start. [8]


New Kung Fu Cult Master 1 premiered with theatrical release in Singapore on 28 January 2022 while in China, the film was released on 31 January 2022 in China on streaming platforms with a fee of RMB¥5 to stream the film. [1]


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  2. ^ " New Kung Fu Cult Master 1".
  3. ^ "張無忌終於要去大都了! 經過26年王晶宣告開拍新版 - 國際". 自由時報電子報. 22 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Janice Man Finishes Up Wong Jing's "The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Sabre" –".
  5. ^ "【倚天屠龍記】新版張無忌造型曝光 古天樂林峯演父子 - 香港經濟日報 - TOPick - 娛樂".
  6. ^ "Wong Jing Releases New Stills for "Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber" Film –".
  7. ^ "《新倚天屠龍記》在今年初上映 「小昭」人選獲王晶力讚靈氣新人". 香港01. 2 January 2022.
  8. ^ "《倚天屠龍記》變兩部曲惹片酬爭議 開拍已打算講長篇張無忌故事". 香港01. 10 January 2022.

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