Shaolin (also known as The New Shaolin Temple) is a 2011 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Benny Chan and starring Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse with a cameo by Jackie Chan. After his second-in-command betrays him, a vicious warlord seeks refuge and redemption in Shaolin Temple. In addition to English, the film was also released in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Invading the township of Dengfeng in the film "Shaolin," set during the early years of the Chinese republic, when squabbling warlords conducted incessant conflicts to expand their authority, youthful army leader Hao Jie and his sworn brother Huo Lung encounter scant resistance. The adjacent Shaolin Temple welcomes the injured, and disciples Jing Neng, Jing Kong, and Jing transform into masked Robin Hoods to aid the needy at night. When the youthful and egotistical Hao Jie finds that the Shaolin masters are assisting his adversaries, he challenges them. Hao Jie triumphs in his combat and grows even more conceited.
Andy Lau Tak-Wah MH, JP is a Cantopop singer, actor, and producer from Hong Kong. Since the mid-1980s, Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors, appearing in over 120 films while also pursuing a lucrative singing career. Lau, together with Aaron Kwok, Jacky Cheung, and Leon Lai, was dubbed one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop by the media in the 1990s.
Nicholas Tse has always liked music and aspired to be a singer since he was a child. He began his career in the entertainment world when he was 16 years old. Many recording companies welcomed him and were eager to sign him due to his talent and unique family history. Nicholas joined Century Recording Company, and thus began his musical career.
Apart from being spotted by record labels, Hong Kong Commercial Radio also took note of him and requested him to participate as a guest performer at their annual awards ceremony. His performance was well-received, and many audience members were entranced by it.