Oh my. We have so many reasons to be excited about “The Foreigner”!
First of all, it’s an action thriller and we always love us a good dosage of adrenaline rush. Secondly, it’s a British-Chinese co-production, a rare breed. And last but not least, it stars the living legend Jackie Chan.
Directed by Martin Campbell (of “GoldenEye” and “Casino Royale” fame), “The Foreigner” is based on Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel, “The Chinaman”. Jackie Chan plays Ngoc Minh Quan, a restaurant owner who has been through hell and back after the IRA took his family. He goes on a mission of revenge after a horrific act of terrorism kills his daughter. He turns to a British government official, Liam Hennessey (played by Pierce Brosnan) for help, only to have him look the other way.
Fun fact: The filming in London of a scene involving the explosion of a bus on Lambeth Bridge caused widespread alarm, as people were not aware that it was a stunt. The movie will mark the first time in which Pierce Brosnan will star in a film directed by Martin Campbell since 1995’s “GoldenEye”.
“The Foreigner” also stars Liu Tao, Katie Leung, Ray Fearon, Rory Fleck Byrne, Stephen Hogan and Michael McElhatton.
“The Foreigner” is slated for release on 13th October 2017.
For more information, hit up the movie’s Facebook page.