Saturday, 22 August 2015
Dragon Blade Brings Chinese Actor Jackie Chan To Nigeria
Popular Hong Kong actor and stunt artist Chan Kong-sang who is popular as Jackie Chan will be in Nigeria soon. Not in person but as a screen character in cinemas.
The martial artist, film director, producer, singer and leading stuntman, is the lead actor in Dragon Blade, directed by Daniel Lee. Dragon Blade is Chan’s latest work that has been released theatrically in several countries of the world. It berths here in September, with FilmOne acquiring the theatrical rights to exhibit it.
Dragon Blade has remained a big hit since it was released last year. The movie headlined the 2014 Abuja International Film Festival where it won most of the top awards, including the best foreign film of the Fidelis Duker-led festival Critics who have seen the movie say the cinematographic splendor, sprawling battle scenes, unconvoluted story, memorable thrilling scenes, mind-blowing stunts with pints of comic relief synonymous with the legend makes Dragon Blade a movie worth seeing.
Set in the year 48 BC, HuoAn (Jackie Chan) 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 HuoAn at a frontier fort on the Silk Road, where they receive 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. HuoAn decides to help Lucius and goes to his allies to recruit an army to fight against Tiberius. HuoAn arrives with reinforcements, and an epic battle like never seen before begins.
Starring other leading actors, including John Cusak (Golden Globe Winner), Adrien Brody (Academy Award Winner), Choi Si Won and Xiao Yang, Chief Operating Officer of Filmone Moses Babatope said the film distribution company is pleased to be the distributor of the thrilling movie by the veteran actor Jackie Chan.
Babatope said, ‘’Certainly, he is a household name in Nigeria and indeed Africa, having achieved great things in his career. Now at 60, when people think he should be slowing down, the contrary is the case, as he has proven once more that that age has nothing to do with reaching your set goals. We are proud to be associated with this film and the Jackie Chan brand and we are confident that it will do well at the box office”.
In the build up to its release, a shout out by Jackie Chan to Nigerians will soon be unveiled and those who troop to the cinemas to watch Dragon Blade will have the opportunity of winning fantastic prizes.