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Fans of action movies are in for a real treat today, as Deadline is reporting that Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone, both icons of the genre, are set to team up for for Ex-Baghdad, an upcoming thriller produced by Chan’s Sr Media company. With a budget of $80 million, it’s looking to be one of the most costly Chinese productions to date and though both actors are now signed on, no release timetable or shooting schedule has been revealed just yet.
From what we understand, though, the film will revolve around a “Chinese-run oil refinery located in Mosul, Iraq that gets attacked by terrorists.” The owners of the refinery then call in Chan – who plays a private security contractor – to rescue the workers being held hostage. However, he can’t do it alone, and so he recruits Stallone’s ex-marine, leading to the two teaming up to save the day. »
- Mark Cassidy
The official synopsis for Ex-Baghdad reads: “When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them.”
Stallone can currently be seen in theaters as Stakar in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, while Chan has recently completed filming on Journey to China: The Mystery of the Iron Mask, which saw him appearing alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. »
- Gary Collinson
After Sylvester Stallone backed out of the fourth and final Expendables sequel back in March, the actor had a big hole in his schedule, which has now been fillled. The actor will be teaming up with international action icon Jackie Chan on a new action-thriller entitled Ex-Baghdad, which is said to be one of the biggest movies ever to come out of China. After Expendables 4 fell apart, Sylvester Stallone looked to this project to take on next, although it hasn't been confirmed when filming will begin.
Deadline reports that Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) has been set to direct, from a script by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco). The story follows a Chinese private security contractor (Jackie Chan), who is assigned to extract the Chinese workers of an oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq. When the contractor learns that the attackers plan on stealing a fortune's worth of oil, he teams »
Get ready for some adrenaline-pumping action: Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are teaming up on the big screen for Ex-Baghdad, a politically-charged action thriller to be directed by Scott Waugh. The is the first time the two action stars have been paired onscreen, despite their similarly legendary careers throughout the ’80s and ’90s. It’s actually a […]
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- Hoai-Tran Bui
Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are teaming up for the first time to star in a two-hander action film to be produced in China, according to Deadline. The film will be titled “Ex-Baghdad” and it’s to be helmed by “Act of Valor” and “Need for Speed” director Scott Waugh. The $80 million project would be one of the biggest films to come out of China.
“Ex-Baghdad” follows a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) and an American former Marine (Stallone) who team up to stop a group of delinquents who attack a China-run oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq, to steal a fortune in oil.
The script is by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco,” “The Titan”). Chan will produce through his company Sr Media, with Qi Jianhong (“1911”), Talent International’s Esmond Ren (“Chinese Zodiac”), and Hans Canosa »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Author: Zehra Phelan
What happens when you put together a man known as a raw street fighter with a martial arts expert? A brand new action thriller called Ex-Baghdad which will be led by The Expendables and Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone and Rush Hour’s Jackie Chan.
The Need for Speed and Act of Valor director, Scott Waugh will take the helm in the big budget action. Waugh will have a staggering $80 million dollars to play with for this film which will mark it as one of China’s biggest budget movies to ever come out of the country.
Anyone would assume the two veteran action stars would go head to head in this new venture, which is said to be Stallone’s replacement after he parted way with The Expendables but the two will actually be working as a team according to the following synopsis.
When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, »
- Zehra Phelan
Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan will team for a new action-thriller called Ex-Baghdad for director Scott Waugh. Deadline reports that the $80 million production is written by Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco).
The trade blog also added a synopsis for the film, which should kick off production this year.
When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and teams up with an American former Marine (Stallone) to stop them.
This is the first time the two film legends have appeared on-screen together with Ex-Baghdad being the movie that Stallone chose to make instead of another Expendables sequel, a film that Chan was rumoured to be joining.
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew May 12, 2017
For the first time, Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan are set to share the screen together, as the pair have signed up for the new action thriller, Ex-Baghdad. The movie is being produced by Sr Media, Chan's company, and Stallone is reported to have picked up this film as a consequence of his decision to quit The Expendables movie series.
The movie centres on a Chinese-run oil refinery that’s based in Iraq. When it gets attacked, its owners call in Jackie Chan to help free its workers. He in turn needs a bit of help from a former Us Marine – that’d be Stallone – and action ensues. It's being directed by Scott Waugh, who helmed the Need For Speed film. Waugh also worked as a »
11 May 2017 8:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The story centers on two ex-special forces soldiers who must escort a group of civilians along Baghdad’s "Highway of Death" to the safety of the Green Zone.
The project is budgeted at $80 million, which sources say is one of the highest for a Chinese production.
The project is aimed »
- Borys Kit
Exclusive: Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are teamed to star in Ex-Baghdad, a timely action thriller that Scott Waugh has been set to direct. It is an $80 million budget action film that becomes one of the biggest budget films to come out of China. Chan will serve as a producer through his company Sr Media, with Qi Jianhong and Talent International's Esmond Ren. Sr Media and Talent International will also finance the film. Hans Canosa is also producing. The film is a… »
14 February 2017 7:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The Josh Hartnett starrer, directed by Scott Waugh, will be released in late 2017. It will be one of the first films to be released in major market U.S. theaters in partnership with Barco’s Escape ultra-wide three-screen panoramic format for a fully immersive theatrical experience.
Based on a true story from 2004, the survival epic stars Hartnett as Eric LeMarque, the former Olympic hockey player who got caught in a storm while snowboarding and was stranded for eight days in subzero temperatures in »
- Ashley Lee
Entertainment One’s Momentum Pictures has taken U.S. distribution rights to Tooley Productions’ thriller 6 Below. A fact-based modern prodigal son survival story, it’s directed by Scott Waugh with Josh Hartnett playing former Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque. A release is planned in late 2017. Momentum focuses on distributing multiplatform film, television and special interest content in the U.S. and globally. It will additionally release 6 Below in all Barco Escape… »
Good Universe represents international rights at the Efm to the true story of Olympic hockey player Eric LeMarque, who survives when he gets lost in a storm while snowboarding and must come to terms with his drug addiction.
Tooley Productions and Sonar Entertainment financed the film, which eOne-owned Momentum plans to release later in the year. Tooley Productions’ first-look partner SquareOne will distribute in Germany.
Tooley produces alongside Hartnett and Waugh as well as Simon Swart, Bradley Pilz and October Sky Pictures. Thomas Lesinski of Sonar Entertainment is an executive producer.
6 Below will be one of the first films to be released in major market Us theatres in Barco Escape, the three-screen »
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