Hong Kong actor, Chan Kong-sang, popularly known as Jackie Chan is set to visit Nigeria on September 4, 2015.
The film director, producer, martial artist and singer will visit Nigeria as a leading screen character in Dragon Blade, directed by Daniel Lee. Dragon Blade is Chan’s latest movie, which was released in 2014, in several cinemas around the world.
The movie will be released in Nigeria next month through FilmOne, a distributor of filmed entertainment, who have acquired the theatrical rights to exhibit it.
Mr. Moses Babatope, COO of FilmOne, said: “We are pleased to be the Distributor of this thrilling movie from the veteran, Jackie Chan. Certainly, he is a household name in Nigeria and indeed Africa, having achieved great things in his career. Now at sixty, when people think he should be slowing down, the contrary is the case, as he has proven once more that that age has nothing to do with reaching your set goals. We are proud to be associated with this film and the Jackie Chan brand and we’re confident that it will do well at the box office.”
In a press release, the company revealed that a shout out by Jackie Chan to Nigerians will soon be unveiled and those who troop to the cinemas to watch Dragon Blade will have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes.
Dragon Blade headlined the 2014 Abuja International Film Festival where it won most of the top awards, including the best foreign film. It also stars John Cusak (Golden Globe Winner) and Adrien Brody (Academy Award Winner).
According to FilmOne, the cinematographic splendor, sprawling battle scenes, unconvoluted story, memorable thrilling scenes, mind-blowing stunts with pints of comic relief synonymous with the legend makes Dragon Blade a movie worth seeing.