Prolific action stars Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger will stand side-by-side on the big screen. Though the two are attached, this isn’t a Rush Hour-Terminator crossover. Instead, The Mystery of the Dragon Seal: Journey to China is a fantasy movie that finally, after a few hiccups, has a release date–but only in China and Russia for now.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms the movie is headed to both China and Russia on August 16. While it wrapped up production in 2017 and sat in postproduction hell for a couple of years, Journey to China will finally make its way to theatres. Unfortunately, there’s no confirmation on when or if the fantasy movie will debut in other regions.
According to the THR story, Journey to China will feature “wizards, princesses, martial arts masters, and ‘the king of all dragons,'” with Chan and Schwarzenegger playing a master wizard and an imposing sea captain, respectively. The movie also stars Charles Dance (Ghostbusters), Christopher Fairbank (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1), Igor Jijikine (Forbidden Empire), and Martin Klebba (Jurassic World). Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer, who recently passed away, also appears in the movie.
Directed by Russian filmmaker Oleg Stepchenko, Journey to China is a sequel to his 2014 movie Forbidden Empire, a loose adaptation of a horror novella by a Russian writer named Nikolai Gogol. Journey to China sees British actor Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class) tasked with mapping the Russian Far East. Flemyng, who starred in Forbidden Empire, reprises his role as an 18th-century English explorer who travels east and encounters a plethora of dark mysteries along the way.