Former X-Files writer James Wong directed this sci-fi/martial arts movie.
The plot centers around the idea that in the near future, a technology
called "quantum tunneling" will allow human beings to travel between
parallel universes. The abuse of this ability by criminal elements has led
to the formation of the Multi-Verse Authorities or "MVA," an agency of
quantum traveling cops who apprehend violators of inter-dimensional laws.
The MVA faces its greatest crisis when a former agent
named Gabriel Yulaw (Jet Li) goes renegade, traveling between one universe
and the next, murdering his own parallel selves and gaining enormous power
with each slaying. It is believed that when Yulaw has become "the one," the
only version of himself to exist, he will be omnipotent. However, the final
Gabriel Yulaw exists in our plane of existence (the "magna universe") and is
also becoming stronger, though he doesn't understand why. Hot on the evil
Yulaw's trail are his former partner Harry Roedecker (Delroy Lindo) and
Harry's new colleague Evan Funsch (Jason Statham). “The One” sets a martial
arts milestone by pitting action star Jet Li against his greatest enemy:
What is also very interesting about this movie is that Jet plays two
different characters that utilize two different fighting styles: bagua zhang
and xing yi quan.