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.