It’s been a parade of stills, featurettes and all sorts of other teaser pics since post-production began for action star Jackie Chan‘s latest epic period action adventure, Dragon Blade. But fret no more, because we finally have a trailer to share for this, his latest feat of manpower with John Cusack and Adrien Brody also starring, with a diverse cast and big scale set pieces to illustrate just what a record breaking budget of $65 million dollars can do for a Chinese feature, and as you will see, in Chan‘s hands, to say it does a lot would be a huge understatement!
Dragon Blade, from director Daniel Lee (White Vengeance, 14 Blades), follows a Roman general (Cusack) who, after crossing into China, befriends a former high-ranking Chinese official, played by Chan. Set in 48 B.C., Dragon Blade tells the thrilling story of heroism, friendship and betrayal, which has never before been depicted on film.
The film will also likely be an introduction for many to Cusack as a screenfighter, particularly since he trains under Chan‘s Wheels On Meals and Dragons Forever co-star Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, in addition to being a 20 year practioner and a 6th degree black belt in Ukidokan kickboxing…which also minds me that I really need to see Grosse Pointe Blank in a time not too far later. Anyway, Dragon Blade is gearing up for an IMAX and 3D release in China and Hong Kong, on February 19, 2015 following a star-studded press tour throughout Asia with much of the cast.