Jackie Chan wants revenge in the New ‘Foreigner’ Poster

"The Foreigner" Theatrical Poster

“The Foreigner” Theatrical Poster

Perhaps Jackie Chan (Police Story 2013) is taking a page from Liam Neeson’s playbook and realizing that, even at the ripe age of 62 years-old, there’s no reason he has to retire from a life of action. That would explain why the concept for the actor’s next, project The Foreigner, sounds so much like a movie Charles Bronson might have starred in his heyday.

In the film, Jackie Chan plays a humble restaurant owner who is pushed to violence after a band of terrorists take his daughter’s life in an attack. The movie is based on Stephen Leather’s 2008 novel The Chinaman.

Directing The Foreigner is everyone’s favorite 007 filmmaker, Martin Campbell (Casino Royale). Co-starring with Chan is former James Bond himself, Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies, No Escape). According to TW, Brosnan will play a former IRA member-turned-government official. The project will unite Campbell and Brosnan for the first time since 1995’s Goldeneye.

The Foreigner also stars Charlie Murphy (’71), Katie Leung (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Simon Kunz (GoldenEye) and Roberta Taylor (Green Street 3: Never Back Down).

In addition to The Foreigner, Chan currently has many movies on his agenda, including The Civilian, Chinese Zodiac 2, Five Against a Bullet, Bleeding Steel and Journey to China. And don’t miss our reviews for his latest films, Railroad Tigers and Kung Fu Yoga.

The Foreigner is expected to hit theaters on October 13, 2017. Don’t miss the film’s first Trailer below:

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21 Responses to Jackie Chan wants revenge in the New ‘Foreigner’ Poster

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  2. STDZ says:

    Haha I kept begging jackie over and over again to do some more action or kung fu movie. Let’s everybody keep begging him to make more kung fu.

    • Alvin George says:

      STDZ, keep in mind that Jackie Chan is 61 years old now.

      • Dan says:

        That is exactly why I don’t want to see him do much king-fu anymore despite the fact that was my favourite part of his older movies. There’s no doubt he’s still in fantastic shape, but his fight scenes these days just aren’t up to his standards. Often he looks like a 60-year-old man fighting and that’s just awkward.

    • ColinJ says:

      I got to ask Jackie nearly 20 years ago about doing a DRUNKEN MASTER 3 and even then his response was he was getting too old, and that he would have to train for months to get in that kind of shape again.

  3. Ningen21 says:

    That poster looks more like Jackie’s getting ready to do a Chinese remake of Boondock Saints than Police Story.

  4. Ningen21 says:

    It’s called The Foreigner, because they’re still hoping to bring back Keanu for Speed 3.

  5. ColinJ says:

    I read that book probably 20 years ago now.

    I remember liking it, although the character Vietnamese, I think. Not that it matters.

  6. Dan says:

    Good Lord the man is a machine – at 62!! I am pretty stoked as the more Jackie Chan the better in my opinion, (even if some of his more recent efforts have been pretty meh).

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  8. Andrew Hernandez says:

    I want this to be good. I was surprised at how decent Skip Trace was, so it was crushing to find out how terrible Kung Fu Yoga ended up being.

  9. Jimmy P says:

    I can’t wait for this film. After being disappointed with his last few outings, it looks like Jackie has picked a winner. Hopefully, this will get him the dramatic recognition in the States that he has always wanted. Glad to see a director like Campbell give him a chance at a real dramatic role.

  10. Ningen21 says:

    I just hope Jackie’s character won’t need double vision to keep up with Brosnan’s character.

  11. Paul Bramhall says:

    I can’t believe this. First it was Scarlett Johansson playing a Japanese character….& now we have Jackie Chan playing a Vietnamese character! #asianwashing

    When is Hollywood going to let Vietnamese actors play Vietnamese rolls, I mean roles, man I’m hungry.

    • JJ Bona says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Let’s not forget we have another white guy playing a guy with a terrorist connection – not to mention a black guy performing a hip hop song? All that this trailer is missing is stronger character by Michelle Rodriguez. In all seriousness, this movie looks awesome. I think it’ll be Jackie’s best since Shinjuku Incident.

  12. Kiril Valkov says:

    After Kung Fu Yoga (which is one if the worst films in Jackie’s career imo) I decided to not bring any high hopes for his next screen exploits. On trailer this looks nice I must admit, I’ll wait for the movie to hit theaters and afterwards will decide whether this is good or not, although everything after this Kung Fu Yoga thing could be considered Oscar material on Chan side. True he has other disasters in his filmography, most films made under Lo Wei banner, Fantasy Mission Force, The Prisoner, Tuxedo, Spy next door, Thunderbolt, Battle Creek Brawl, Dragon Blade, Rush hour 3 and some others, but I hope that in his upcoming projects he will provide more quality rather than silly antics and bad CGI…

    • JJ Bona says:

      Kung Fu Yoga would have been a good film, but the co-stars received too much screen time (and action scenes) – all the other corny BS is acceptable, as expected from a Stanely Tong film. As much as I like Aarif Lee, I didn’t see the movie for him, I saw it for JC – and I think Lee may have had more action scenes. I don’t think JC had a legitimate “bad” film in his filmography, until he finally hit it big in the U.S. (Post-Rush Hour). Looking forward to Foreigner… a good director always helps. 🙂

      • Kiril Valkov says:

        Not that I’m not looking forward to it either, being fan of Jackie’s work since 1987, but with slight reserves over the final product. I’ve recently finished his latest autobiography and I was amazed by what type of person he was at the beginning of his career and how he transformed into a different person throughout the years. He is without a doubt a film legend and I do hope that his next projects will bring more quality roles on his account. As for Stanley Tong – the only collaboration between him and Jackie, which I’ve enjoyed would be Police Story 3: Supercop where the teaming with Michelle Yeoh was a high point and one of the movie’s strengths. Jackie is not in his prime anymore, but I think that he still has something to show to the audience apart from his stunt and martial arts skills.

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