The Hong Kong star faces off with Hollywood’s John Cusack in the movie.

Jackie Chan's upcoming film Dragon Blade may not have gotten a US release date yet, but the trailer for the upcoming historical epic has found a US audience.

Set in 206-220 AD, the movie focuses on a key (fictional) battle between Rome and China's Han Dynasty. It follows Chinese officer Chan, who's framed and later enslaved, and Roman soldier John Cusack, who escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The two cross paths in the Western Desert.

Meanwhile, Adrien Brody plays general Tiberius as he leads the Roman army's fight to control the Silk Road. Of course, the real Tiberius never orchestrated such an attack.

Dragon Blade, which cost US$65mil (RM227.5mil) to produce, boasts one of the heftiest budgets for a Chinese film. It hits theatres in China on Feb 19. — Reuters