Director Tsui Hark and star Mark Chao return with another installment of the Detective Dee series in Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings! Set after the events of Rise of the Sea Dragon, the period fantasy unfolds another magical, mind-bending mystery filled with martial arts, special effects and delightful leaps of the imagination. Besides Mark Chao as the young Detective Dee, Lin Gengxin and William Feng reprise as his partners in mystery-solving and Carina Lau as Empress Wu Zetian. Ethan Ruan (The Assassin) and Ma Sichun (Soul Mate) join the cast in new roles.
After solving the Sea Dragon case, Dee Renjie (Mark Chao) was bestowed the Dragon-Taming Mace by the Emperor and appointed the head of the Department of Justice. Empress Wu (Carina Lau) sees Dee as a potential threat to her power ambitions and orders Yuchi Zhenjin (William Feng) to steal back the Dragon-Taming Mace. She gathers a group of mystics with special powers to assist Yuchi, but they have agendas of their own. Meanwhile, mysterious masked warriors terrorize the capital and a series of strange incidents occur, including the appearance of a dragon in the palace. With enemies popping up left and right, Detective Dee and his assistant Shatuo Zhong (Lin Gengxin) must protect the Dragon-Taming Mace and get to the bottom of the conspiracy threatening the Tang Dynasty.
Director: Tsui Hark
Cast: Mark Chao, Kenny Lin, Carina Lau, William Feng, Ma Si Chun, Ethan Ruan