The year is 48 BC. Huo An (Jackie Chan), a Hun, serves as the captain of the Protection Squad Silk Road. A Roman general named Lucius (John Cusack) flees to the east with his legion and Publius (Jozef Waite), heir of the ruling Roman Consul, to escape from the corrupt Emperor Tiberius (Adrien Brody), who plans to kill Publius and usurp the throne.
They meet Huo An at a frontier fort on the Silk Road, wherein they get sanctuary. Tiberius and his army, who have pursued Lucius along the Silk Road, approach the fort with intention of killing Publius and ambitions of capturing and controlling the Silk Road. Huo An decides to help Lucius, and goes to his allies to recruit an army to fight against Tiberius. Huo An arrives with reinforcements, and an epic battle begins.
A massive success this year in its native China, “Dragon Blade” brings action spectacle on a grand scale to US audiences. Featuring an international cast led by Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody, the film features the fight for the Silk Road when East and West collide.
When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Jackie Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (John Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends,
Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle. The film is written and directed by Daniel Lee (“Black Mask”) and produced by Jackie Chan and Susanna Tsang.
Dragon Blade is a historical action film written and directed by Daniel Lee and starring Jackie Chan. In the film, Chan plays Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions during the Han Dynasty. Dragon Blade was released in IMAX 3D on 19 February 2015, the first day Chinese New Year holiday period. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on 4 September 2015 by Lionsgate Premiere.
Directed by: Daniel Lee
Starring: John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Jackie Chan, Sharni Vinson, Peng Lin, Alice Aoki, Jozef Waite
Screenplay by: Daniel Lee
Art Direction by: Jia Neng Huang
Music by: Henry Lai
MPAA Rating: R for bloody violenc.
Studio: Lionsgate Films
Release Date: September 4, 2015