Even if you don’t know his name, you know Al Leong’s face. An eternal villain, he’s the star of dozens of incredible action movies from the 1980s and ‘90s. Rarely the main big bad, he’s the scary-as-hell goon you have to go through to get to the boss, and now the man, the myth, the legend is getting his due in Vito Trabucco’s documentary, Henchman: The Al Leong Story, which just dropped a first teaser trailer.
That recognizable goatee and long hair combo shows up in some of my all-time favorite movies, including Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live, I Come in Peace, and dozens of others. He was a mainstay of my childhood and an indelible part of my own personal movie history.
From what we see in this trailer, Henchman may not blaze any new trails as far as the form goes, but with interviews from John Carpenter, Jeff Imada, Raymond J. Barry, and more, this definitely goes on my need-to-watch list. And any time we get to hang out with Al Leong is time well spent, and I can’t wait to learn more about one of the baddest movie martial artists and stuntmen ever to do it.
Henchman: The Al Leong is currently in production, and you can bet I’m going to be keeping a very close eye on this one. Check out the trailer for yourself below, and take a visit to the Facebook page.