Jackie Chan is set to star in Daniel Lee's 3D period action epic "Dragon Blade" for Beijing Cultural Assets Chinese Film & Television Fund, Sparkle Roll Cultural Media, Huayi Brothers Media and Shanghai Film Group.
The Han Dynasty-set epic features Chan playing the commander of the 'Protection Squad of the Western Regions'. The story is inspired by historical records of the Romans in the western provinces of ancient China.
An A-list Hollywood star is being sought for the role of a Roman general. A 3D IMAX release is planned for Chinese and international markets on Chinese New Year's Day next year - February 19th.
Second unit shooting is currently underway at Hengdian World Studios ahead of location filming in Dunhuang and the Gobi Desert.