The film being called "the most expensive Chinese-language film to ever go into production" is apparently not blowing too much of that money on actors. According to THR, increasingly straight-to-video-quality stars Adrien Brody and John Cusack will join Jackie Chan in the Daniel Lee-directed Dragon Blade.
While the title sounds like a quickly-forgotten video game--and, in fact, you can pick up a copy of Dragon Blade for Wii for less than $15--the film is neither so affordable nor subtitled "Wrath of Fire." This is a historical epic that sees Cusack and Brody playing Roman soldiers in 48 BCE. Brody's Tiberius has assassinated Rome's Consul Crassus and is hunting down Cusack's Lucius with an army of 100,000. Lucius and his thousand-man army flee to the border of Han Dynasty China, where they team with Chan's Commander Huo An and his forces. The result? History's first 1000 culture-clash buddy comedies.