Inspired by true historical events, the story of Dragon Blade is set in 206-220 A.D and focuses on a key (fictional) battle between Rome and China’s Han Dynasty. It follows Chinese officer, Huo An (Jackie Chan), who’s framed and later enslaved, and Roman soldier, Lucius (John Cusack), who escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. Meanwhile, general Tiberius (Adrien Brody) leads the Roman army’s fight to control the Silk Road.
Dragon Blade is filmed at a hefty budget of ¥2 billion (about US$65 million), a record breaking budget for a Chinese film. The film shoots in Dunhuang and the Gobi Desert, which form the dramatic natural backdrop.
Watch Jackie Chan and John Cusack face-off in the Dragon Blade trailer:
Dragon Blade will be out in cinemas this Chinese New Year, 19th February. Be sure to catch to catch the epic battle when it hits the cinemas!