John Cusack & Jackie Chan Get Epic in Foreign 'Dragon Blade' Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
December 26, 2014
If you've always wanted to see Jackie Chan, Adrien Brody and John Cusack get dressed up like gladiators and play an expensive game of pretend, then it looks like Dragon Blade will be the film for you. The epic hails from overseas, where the first trailer has just debuted. Despite some great wardrobe and set designs, the dialogue (which is inexplicably all in English, even from Chan) just sounds like it's being rehearsed in a high school play. It's a wonder how films like this get made when so many much better projects struggle to even get in front of a camera. I don't know what John Cusack is doing anymore. Watch?
Dragon Blade is directed by Daniel Lee (Black Mask). Inspired by a missing legion of Roman soldiers that traveled into China in 48 BCE, the film follows Huo An (Jackie Chan) as Commander of the Protectorate of the Western Regions who teams up with Lucius (John Cusack), a Roman general who led a legion of a 1,000 soldiers into Han Dynasty China, to protect China's borders and sovereignty. Meanwhile, Tiberius (Adrien Brody) has assassinated Rome's Consul Crassus and chases after Lucius with a force of 100,000 soldiers. The film is slated for release internationally on February 19th, but there's no US release date just yet.
Reader Feedback - 23 Comments
I get Shamalan Last Airbender vibes from this. *shiver*
HarryFiddleSticks on Dec 26, 2014
It's difficult to discern what this film is trying to be.
Quanah on Dec 26, 2014
Looks ridiculous. Like something they do for the MTV movie awards? An expensive spoof. JC and AB?? come on....
Sascha Dikiciyan on Dec 26, 2014
Could this be a fake trailer for the Entourage movie?
TheOct8pus on Dec 26, 2014
good lord. that was hilarious... cant be a real movie? "His crime is that he took the place in your heart that belonged to me?" Hard to believe the actors were not laughing when they did their first reading. Must have been paid well. looks like pure crap.
jimfromtoto on Dec 26, 2014
Brody and Cusack have finally got to the Christian Slater level of success they always dreamed of. What the fudge is this movie? A cheap rip off/remix of Marco Polo?
Carpola on Dec 26, 2014
One of those three guys must be hosting Saturday Night Live this week, right?? I missed Bill Hader and Horatio Sans the first time around, I better watch it again.
theslayer5150 on Dec 26, 2014
I was waiting for: "Too bad YOU ... will die". But this appears to be another movie.
Nash on Dec 26, 2014
I think of it as parody...
shiboleth on Dec 26, 2014
Hey where is Nicolas Cage ?! lol This can't be real
Miguel Hernandez on Dec 26, 2014
Hahahah this isn't real, no way, I refuse to believe these people seriously made this. What the hell happened to Cusack and for gods sake Brody? Do they owe the mob millions upon millions?
IamSlave on Dec 26, 2014
OMG! Must be seen to be believed!! HAHA!~~
DAVIDPD on Dec 26, 2014
Yet the man wouldn't do Hot Tub Time Machine 2.....I have always loved Cusack, but it's getting harder and harder to continue to do so. Maybe he should go back to his roots Say Anything 2: Say Everything. Or maybe High Fidelity 2: Higher Fidelity. Or maybe Better Off Dead Than Starring In These Crappy Films. I could go on and on, but how about the rest of you? Any suggestions?
tommyturner on Dec 26, 2014
LOL WTF is this SHIT? TROLLING? 1/10
Henry Willis on Dec 26, 2014
As awkward as this film looks on the surface, I surprisingly want to see it.
Marcus on Dec 27, 2014
Will definitely be worth watching to see Jackie Chan's inner struggle and fighting back the tears.
Carpola on Dec 28, 2014
This looks like AIDS.
Nielsen700 on Dec 27, 2014
With a sprinkle of Ebola on top.
Carpola on Dec 28, 2014
AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! tis a joke, right??? right ???
nomad82 on Dec 27, 2014
Id rather see Grosse Point Blank 2: Back to School.
Brian Sleider on Dec 28, 2014
this could be great if it wasn't made! John Cusack can't play a warrior because he has the face of a hospital janitor and certainley no roman soldier! This is realy bad and total waste of money. Yesterday seen the journey 2 and the it was first time i wanted to see a movie in 3D besides avatar. Realy amazing 3D effects used in a right way. The story was a bit childish but it still was feast for the eyes and my son of 7 liked it very much. A true marvel of 3D effects...
Avi on Dec 29, 2014
I'm a sucker for these kinds of movies but the addition of the American actors seems kind of silly. I'll see it, but I'll stream it online
Richard Smith on Dec 29, 2014
"His crime is that he took the place in your hearts that belonged to me!" Best/worst movie quote of all time... HOW did they not bust up laughing when he said that, as he was chained to a log? Seriously... I might have been fooled to see this film if the trailer was 1/10th as long and didn't include any dialog:)
Ammon Anderson on Jan 5, 2015
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