Action legends Jackie Chan (Police Story 2013) and Sylvester Stallone (Bullet to the Head) are joining forces for Ex-Baghdad, an $80M budget, Iraq-based thriller to be directed by Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) and written by Arash Amel (Erased).
According to Deadline, here what’s you can expect from the film’s plot: When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them.
Ex-Baghdad will mark the 1st time Chan and Stallone will be working together in a full feature. The two previously shared limited screen time in 1997’s An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. There have been numerous attempts by Stallone to feature Chan in The Expendables series, but now that Stallone has left the franchise indefinitely, Chan’s involvement is unlikely.
In addition to Ex-Baghdad, Chan also has Five Against a Bullet on his production radar. Chan can next be seen in the soon-to-be-released Bleeding Steel, Journey to China and of course, The Foreigner. Be sure to read our reviews for Jackie’s latest films, Railroad Tigers and Kung Fu Yoga.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Ex-Baghdad.