Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner made at a cost of 35 Million Dollars!!

The film, which is one of the most eagerly awaited action thrillers in recent times, is to hit screens soon…

The Foreigner, Jackie Chan’s eagerly awaited upcoming film which has been directed by Martin Campbell, is based on a 1992 novel called the The China Man by Stephen Leather.

Sources close to the unit of the film say that the action thriller, which has its screenplay set in London’s Chinatown, has been made at a cost of whopping $35 million.

For those of you who cannot recall who Martin Campbell is, he is the man who directed James Bond films, Golden Eye and Casino Royale in 2006. He was also the one to direct The Mask of Zorro (1998), The Legend of Zorro (2005) and Vertical Limit (2000).

The film has Jackie Chan playing Quan, a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fuelled vendetta when his teenage daughter dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and- mouse conflict with a British government official Hennessy (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

One noteworthy point about this project is that Pierce Brosnan and Martin Campbell have joined hands after 22 years for this project as their previous collaboration was for the James Bond film, Golden Eye in 1995.

An interesting incident that happened while this film was being made is that the filming of a scene involving the explosion of a double-decker bus on Lambeth Bridge in London caused widespread alarm, as people were not aware that it was a stunt and reported it to the London Metropolitan Police as a ‘terrorist attack’ made on the bridge!

The film has garnered $11.4 million on its opening day in China and this is in fact the first live-action Jackie Chan movie in seven years to get a major North American theatrical release!