YOU GUYS. Cusack, Brody and Chan in Dragon Blade, an epic historical movie played straight…and also armor. Thank you, baby Jesus.
Watch it. WATCH IT NOW. I’ll wait.
C’mon y’all. John Cusack. Adrien Brody. High-caliber actors putting on fake armor and bellowing like Conan. And also, Jackie Chan as his usual martial arts badass character. Who needs more than this? I’m looking forward to when this hits VOD — it hits theaters and VOD Friday, September 4th — because it will be a drinking game movie of magnificence. I’ma watch this trailer again. And again. Basically I’m busy for the rest of the day.
Apparently this was a YOOGE smash in China, and I’m not surprised. It’s epic madness, with pretty damn good production values. (Dragon Blade sports one of the largest movie budgets in the country’s history.) I’m still bouncing over Cusack in armor. Oh, the glorious, glorious miscasting! I cannot wait. Please let there be a sequel…and let all three return. Hell, make it a trilogy and I swear I’ll never ask for anything else ever again.
Read on for the synopsis and general 411. Like you need any other reason to watch this whole thing beyond that freakin’ fabulous trailer.
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.
Lionsgate Premiere / Grindstone Entertainment Group / Sparkle Roll Media Corporation / Huay Brothers Media Corporation / Shanghai Film Group Co., Ltd. / Sparkle Roll Culture & Entertainment Development Ltd. present in association with Home Media and Entertainment Fund / Shenzhen Tencent Video Culture Communication Ltd. / China Film & TV Capital / Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd. / Yu Le Bao, a Visualizer Film production in collaboration with Fable House, a Daniel Lee film, “Dragon Blade.”
“Dragon Blade” will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and On Demand on September 4th.