Between “Rush Hour” and the James Bond films, Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan became two of the biggest action stars of the ’90s. Now they are going head-to-head in STX’s revenge thriller “The Foreigner,” which got its first trailer on Monday.
Based on Stephen Leather’s novel “The Chinaman,” Chan stars as Quan, a humble businessman and single father who emigrated to London from Vietnam. One day, his peaceful life is shattered when his daughter is killed in a terrorist bombing. With nothing left in his life, he finds a British government official named Hennessey (Brosnan) and demands he reveal the names of the bombers.
When Hennessey refuses to do so, Quan goes hunting for them anyway in a brutal revenge campaign. In the process, both Hennessey and Quan’s dark pasts are revealed, as Hennessey is confronted over his roots in the IRA even as he uncovers Quan’s past as a soldier in the Vietnam War.
The film will see Brosnan reunite with director Martin Campbell, who directed Brosnan’s debut Bond film “GoldenEye” as well as Daniel Craig’s first 007 installment, “Casino Royale.” The film is written by David Marconi, with Chan, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Arthur Sarkissian, Qi Jian Hong, Claire Kupchak, Scott Lumpkin, Jamie Marshall, and Cathy Schulman as producers.
“The Foreigner” arrives in theaters October 13. Watch the trailer above.