Dragon Blade Trailer: Crazy John Cusack & Jackie Chan Ancient Epic Goes Viral
Dragon Blade has its first trailer. The upcoming Chinese action epic stars Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody in an over-the-top, alternative history in which lost soldiers from Ancient Rome battle foes from Han Dynasty-ear China. Watch below!
The movie looks… well, the movie looks kind of insane, which might be why the trailer has become a sensation on Facebook and Twitter. It’s said to be the most expensive Chinese production ever, and while it certainly appears to be an enormous undertaking, something about the film just seems fairly ridiculous. For starters, Cusack and Brody play Roman military leaders who trade clunky-sounding lines, and the casting has struck many observers as odd.
Meanwhile, Chan plays a Chinese officer. There are lots of giant battle scenes. There are cool helmets. There is some intense dialogue. Peng Lin co-stars. Cheesy fun? Perhaps! The movie opens in February 2015 in China. No U.S. release date has been announced yet, but that hasn’t stopped this Chinese-language trailer from going viral. Check out the Dragon Blade trailer below, and tell us what you think.