Bulletproof Monk is a 2003 American superhero comedy film directed by Paul Hunter in his directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Seann William Scott, and Jaime King. The film is loosely based on the comic book written by Brett Lewis with art by Michael Avon Oeming. The film was shot in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada, and other locations that resemble New York City.
In Tibet, 1943, a Tibetan monk is informed by his master that he has fulfilled a series of prophecies that mark him as his successor. The monk, forgoing his name, is entrusted with guarding a scroll his master protected, that contains knowledge that will make its reader powerful, young, and immune to injury. Granted its powers, the monk learns he will need to find his own successor to pass on the scroll in his future. Shortly after he receives the scroll, he is forced to flee when German soldiers, led by their officer Strucker, attack the monk's temple and kill his master. Strucker, who sought the scroll for his own desires, vows to track down the monk.
|author||Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Robert K. Lambert|
|genre||action comedy fantasy live-action|
|keywords||abandon advanced attack betray crime lord fall fight flee force german soldier guard human rights kill learn meet open read tibet track down train young girl young woman|
|producer||Charles Roven Douglas Segal John Woo Terence Chang|
|productionCompany||Lakeshore Entertainment Lion Rock Productions Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Mosaic Media Group|
|publisher||MGM Distribution Co.|
|theme||action comedy buddy martial arts superhero|