Poster for ‘Foreigner’ has London calling Jackie Chan and 007

"Foreigner" Theatrical Poster

“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 September 29, 2017.

Updates: Here’s the first Poster The Foreigner (via AFS). Also, in case you missed it the first time, check out a “mega” trailer for Chan’s newest/upcoming films, which includes the first footage from The Foreigner:

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13 Responses to Poster for ‘Foreigner’ has London calling Jackie Chan and 007

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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.

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