Jackie Chan Seeks Vengeance in ‘The Foreigner’

Martial artist and actor Jackie Chan is back on the big screen seeking revenge.  He will star in his newest film The Foreigner and he will battle it out against James Bond 007’s Pierce Brosnan.

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USA Today released an exclusive trailer for this film that you can watch here.  The film features a suspenseful cat-and-mouse chase between Chan and Brosnan’s characters.  The premise follows that Chan’s daughter was killed in a bombing.  Now out for revenge, he seeks the names of the attackers from government institutes who refuse to help.

Chan also has a young daughter at 17 years old, and he explains “It was important for me to do a role that was more serious, with a lot of emotion. […] To prepare, I imagined what it would be like to be the father dealing with that situation.”

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It is rare to see Chan act outside of a comedic role, but his skills as an action star are certainly heightened.  Director Martin Campbell exclaims that “[Chan’s] playing a dead-straight role, a very quiet, determined old man with a singular focus of tracking down whoever killed his daughter.”  Additionally, Chan’s fighting style was changed up a bit for this film; while his martial arts is one of the best, for his character Quan, he takes on a military approach to his fighting.

The Foreigner stars Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan and will be released in theaters on October 13.

Are you excited to see Jackie Chan on the big screen again?  How do you feel about him in a more serious role?  Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: USA Today

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