Jackie Chan Takes Care of Adrien Brody and Cast in “Dragon Blade”

By on July 29, 2014 in Movies

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Adrien Brody has begun filming for the Chinese historical epic Dragon Blade <天將雄師>, a fantasy action film starring and produced by Jackie Chan (成龍). The film tells the story of a Chinese army commander (Jackie Chan) and his thrilling encounter with Roman forces. The film also stars John Cusack and K-pop star Choi Siwon (崔始源).

Dragon Blade is not Adrien’s first Chinese film. The Oscar-winning actor has previously starred in Feng Xiaogang’s (馮小剛) Back to 1942 <一九四二>, released in 2012. According to reports, Adrien was hired for $8 million USD to star in Dragon Blade. He was absolutely thrilled to be able to work with Jackie. When Adrien first heard that he was cast in the film, he called Jackie up personally and told Jackie that was very happy to work with him.

This month, production was moved to a desert location in the Aksai County of the Gansu Province. The weather was unpredictable and the cast often encountered strong winds. Adrien, who portrays a Roman prince in the film, had to wear thick robes and heavy armor in the scorching heat. Despite these hardships, he had no complaints. He also added that filming has been very enjoyable and he is having a lot of fun.

As the film’s action choreographer, Jackie was full of praises when he was asked to comment on Adrien’s action scenes. “John Cusack and Adrien Brody are not action stars, but they’re very fast learners. Also, my fighting style is very rigid and tough. It’s not the type where you fly around.”

Jackie Chan Spent 7 Years on “Dragon Blade”

Jackie revealed that he spent seven long years to prepare for Dragon Blade, which costs $65 million USD to produce. He is confident in the film’s box office results and called the film the “turning point” of his life.

Siwon said he finally understands why people like to call Jackie “Big Brother.” He said, “Jackie protects everyone very well. He prepares food for the cast and crew. He would even offer us small things like citron tea. I really hope to have another opportunity to work with Big Brother again.”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

10 comments to Jackie Chan Takes Care of Adrien Brody and Cast in “Dragon Blade”

  1. jinx says:

    Interesting cast. But we’ll see about box office success. Fantasy-action-historical…Roman soldiers?

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  2. Vel says:

    I love movies with Jackie Chan in them! I hope he brings back the sparks from Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon movies

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    • Ah So replied:

      I don’t this will be much comedy, it’ll be more like shinjiku or karate kid.

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    I am thrilled at the prospect of the story and Adrien Brody is a very good actor, just down on his luck. However Jackie… err… hopefully all goes well. So will this be in Chinese? English? Mixture?

    And Roman prince? Kinda like an anomaly.

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  4. msxie says:

    There’s a town in Gansu province where the inhabitants are supposedly the descendants of the lost legion of Roman soldiers. Sounds like a great backdrop for a movie.

    Dragon Blade is too generic a title. Chan should come up with something more unique.

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  5. JJ says:

    Used to like JC when was little like police story play along with some veteran actors. Fun but those were the days.

    Haven’t really catch his movies since Rush Hour. Just hate it, can’t stand his england accent. The plot, the action, cold humor, all sucks and really freaking out.

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    • jj replied:

      Agree! Ha, we even have the same sn 😛

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  6. wow….that is so awesome!!!! 🙂 hope is going to be a good movie film

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  7. m0m0 says:

    i don’t know who the other casts are except siwon.

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  8. jj says:

    Bahahaha! Cusaack is gonna fight? Fist to fist fighting? xD

    JC is still relevant? O_o After Rush Hour, which was barely passable, I find him much overrated and annoying. I like his older movies much much much better. They’re more entertaining with funny plot/lines.

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