A new official U.S. trailer for Jackie Chan's epic historical war film 1911 has been released. The film is based on the 1911 true story of the Xinhai Revolution, in which the Republic of China was founded when Sun Yat-sen’s forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Chan not only stars in the film, but he co-directed the movie as well along with cinematographer Zhang Li (Red Cliff). It looks like Chan has made a great film.
Here's the synopsis:
At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen), is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the "New Army") to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries... and selling China.
The movie is scheduled to be released on October 12th 2011,. Watc the trailer below and tell us what you think!