The 3D action-adventure film Dragon Blade, starring Jackie Chan, John Cusack, and Adrien Brody, will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX 3D format and released by Shanghai Film Group Corporation in IMAX theatres in China on Feb. 19.
Golden Network Asia Limited is handling distribution rights to the film elsewhere internationally.
In addition to Dragon Blade, IMAX will release the two-part 3D historical epic The Crossing, of which the first installment is set for release in China on Dec. 2. The Crossing: Part Two will be released in that market in May 2015.
“Our dedication to bringing unparalleled cinema to China by partnering with the best filmmakers and celebrated actors such as Jackie Chan is paramount to the vision here at IMAX,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond.
“From CZ12 to Police Story 2013, and now Dragon Blade, it’s my honor and pleasure to work with IMAX again,” said Jackie Chan.
Dragon Blade, from director Daniel Lee (White Vengeance, 14 Blades), follows a Roman general (Cusack) who, after crossing into China, befriends a former high-ranking Chinese official, played by Chan.
Set in 48 B.C., Dragon Blade tells the thrilling story of heroism, friendship and betrayal. Visualizer Films produced the film. Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers, Shanghai Film Group, Home Media and Entertainment, Shenzhen Tencent Video Culture Communication and China Film all served as primary investors.
Dragon Blade has been produced with an estimated budget of US$65 million.
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