Watch Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody in the new Dragon Blade trailer. Written and directed by Daniel Lee, Dragon Blade is set in 206-220 A.D. and focuses on a battle between Rome and China’s Han Dynasty. Jackie Chan plays Huo An, a commander with a 1,000-soldier army who teams up with a Roman general named Lucius (John Cusack) to try and protect the borders of China from external invaders. Unfortunately, the blood-thirsty Tiberius (Adrien Brody) has a score to settle with Lucius, and heads his way with an army of 100,000.
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This movie is reportedly the most expensive Chinese movie ever made, costing 65 million dollars to produce. Chan, Cusack and Brody have all experienced high levels of box office success – so what happens when all three come together to make a movie? Well, if the viral success of the trailer is anything to go by it could be huge – although it could equally be a huge, expensive flop.
The film is backed by Sparkle Roll Cultural Media, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Shanghai Film Group and new film investment group Beijing Cultural Assets Chinese Film & Television Fund. World sales are handled by Hong Kong-based Golden Network.
Dragon Blade is set for release in IMAX 3D on 19 February 2015, the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday period.