Jackie Chan’s next film, ‘The Foreigner‘, looks to be a grittier film that we’re sued to from the martial-arts maestro, but one that still plays to his strengths…
We’ve often spoken about the fact that Jackie Chan is not a ‘retiring’ sort of chap… and that’s certainly the case in his next release – one which was largely shot in London.
The Foreigner is based on The Chinaman, the novel by controversial author Stephen Leather and tells of a man’s ruthless search to find out who killed his daughter when she was caught up in a devastating bomb attack in the centre of London. Quan (Chan) asks for the help of a government minister, Liam Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), a man with shady ties to the IRA, who refuses to assist him. Therefore Quan brings the war to him, raising the stakes until Hennessey gives up the names of the bombers.
The killers have clearly underestimated Quan, believing him to be simply an angry, grieving father – however he’s also a trained soldier… and one who feels he has nothing left to lose.
Directed by Martin Campbell, whose work includes two landmark Bond films (including GoldenEye with Brosnan), the film will hit cinemas in October.