The Foreigner with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan hits U.S. theaters on Friday, October 13, 2017, but it’s already had a limited overseas release. Early reviews of the film say the movie is off to a solid start with a current IMDB score of 7.5 and a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 80 percent fresh.
Jackie Chan not only stars in The Foreigner, but he also co-produced the movie. Chan plays Quan Ngoc Minh, a father who seeks to avenge the murder of his daughter who died in a terrorist attack.
Pierce Brosnan plays Liam Hennessey, an official with the British government who might have ties to the organization behind the terror attack.
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Green Lantern, GoldenEye) directed the movie.
You may see the official trailer for The Foreigner in the video player below.
The Foreigner was filmed in London, England with additional scenes taking place at Lambeth Bridge on the River Thames.
The movie was based on the novel The Chinaman written by Stephen Leather. Pierce Brosnan reunites with director Martin Campbell with whom he worked with in GoldenEye.
Response to The Foreigner has been good, including those who’ve seen the film already and those who are waiting for its release. Jackie Chan has a huge fan base and many projects in the works. The Foreigner is the last movie Chan will release in 2017.
Jackie Chan has approximately 10 projects in the works, including films he’s rumored to be returning to such as Rush Hour 4 and Karate Kid 2.
Fans are expressing excitement to see The Foreigner, and this could be a surprise, box office smash. Blade Runner 2049 did win the weekend box office for its release on October 6, 2017, but did not reach the level of sales needed to be a huge success.
It and Wonder Woman continue to be the biggest movies of 2017, and though there was a great hope for Blade Runner 2049, there is still room for another movie to come out and find it’s way to the top.
With such anticipation and already great reviews for The Foreigner, this might be a surprise box office hit that breaks records.
What do you think? Do you have plans to see The Foreigner in theaters?