And we've got the trailer for it — one of the most expensive film ever produced in China's history — right here:
"Dragon Blade" is slated for release on February 18, 2015 in China — and as of yet, there's no release date stateside — and it is set during China's Han dynasty (that's 206-220 AD). The film follows a disgraced political official named Huo An (played by Jackie Chan), wrongly enslaved for a crime that was not his doing. It is there he meets a Roman soldier named Lucius (John Cusack), and an unlikely bond is formed in order to take down Roman emperor Tiberius (Adrien Brody).
Fun history facts for everyone involved: Tiberius was a real person — actually one of Rome's most prolific generals. He took Pannonia (roughly modern-day Hungary), Dalmatia (modern-day Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina), Raetia (roughly Switzerland), and parts of Germania (approximately Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands) for the empire. But he was a reluctant ruler once he rose to emperor, being called "the gloomiest of men" by author and philosopher Pliny the Elder. He was succeeded by Caligula who was decidedly more keen on being the omniscient leader...because he was a super-tyrant and the first-ever emperor to be assassinated.
Watch the trailer above and let us know your thoughts on the film in the comments.