Thursday, September 22, 2011

Jackie Chan's ’1911 Revolution’ Trailers

Below is two trailers for Jackie Chan's '1911  Revolution' which he directed and stars in. The film is a tribute to the 100 year anniversary of the revolution and also coincidentally Chan's 100th film in his career.

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen), is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the "New Army") to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries... and selling China.

The film is set to be released on 23 September 2011 in China and on 29 September 2011 in Hong Kong. The film will be released in its original version for a short run across American cinemas from October 7, 2011. No word yet on an Eire and UK release date.