STX released the first trailer for “The Foreigner” this week, a new action-thriller starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The film was directed by Martin Campbell, who also directed the Bond films “Casino Royale” and “GoldenEye”. Of course Campbell also directed “Green Lantern” and the “Zorro” films, so you win some, and you lose some.
“The Foreigner” tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Action-thriller fans can watch the first official-trailer for the film below, thanks to an early morning upload from STX.
The screenplay was written by David Marconi, and the film is based on the novel “The Chinaman” ($5 at Amazon) by Stephen Leather.
Jackie Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Arthur Sarkissian, Qi Jian Hong, Claire Kupchak, Scott Lumpkin, Jamie Marshall, and Cathy Schulman produced the film, which is set to release on October 13, 2017.
Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan have several projects other than “The Foreigner” in the works. Chan has been doing a lot of voice-over work for animated projects, including work in “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” and “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”. Brosnan is expected to return to the role of Sam in “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!,” and you can see him in the film “The Only Living Boy in New York”. That film hits theaters this summer, and Brosnan will be featured in the film along with stars Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, and Callum Turner. “The Only Living Boy in New York” was directed by Marc Webb.