IMAX also confirmed dates for the release of John Woo’s two-part epic, “The Crossing.” The first instalment will release in China on Dec. 2, and the second part in May 2015.
“Dragon Blade,” from director Daniel Lee (“White Vengeance,” “14 Blades”), follows a Roman general (Cusack) who, after crossing into China, befriends a former high-ranking Chinese official, played by Chan.
One of the most expensive Chinese films of all time, the picture is produced on a $65 million budget by Visualizer Films with Sparkle Roll Media, Huayi Brothers, Shanghai Film Group, Home Media and Entertainment, Shenzhen Tencent Video Culture Communication and China Film all set as primary investors. International sales outside China are handled by Golden Network Asia.
“IMAX has been at the forefront of the cinema industry in China for the last 15 years, and with a growing network and the addition of more locally produced films, we expect to help continue to grow the entertainment ecosystem in that country for all parties involved,” said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond in a statement.