by Lia Chang
AsAmNews Arts and Entertainment Reporter
In Theaters and On Demand – Rated R
September 4, 2015
Starring: Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, Si-won Choi & Lin Peng
Written & Directed By: Daniel Lee
Action Director – Jackie Chan
A massive success this year in its native China, Dragon Blade brings action spectacle on a grand scale to US audiences. Featuring an international cast led by Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, the film features the fight for the Silk Road when East and West collide. When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius (Adrien Brody) arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An (Jackie Chan) and his group of trained warriors teams up with an elite legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius (John Cusack) to maintain the delicate balance of power in the region. To protect his country and his new friends, Huo An gathers the warriors of thirty-six ethnic nations together to fight Tiberius in an incredible epic battle. Dragon Blade is directed by Daniel Lee (“Black Mask”) and produced by Jackie Chan and Susanna Tsang and also starring international stars Siwon Choi and Lin Peng.
Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.