With an $80 million budget, the film is one of the biggest budget movies to come out of China
Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone will team up to star in Ex-Baghdad, directed by Scott Waugh.
According to Deadline, the action film has a budget of $80 million, making it one of the biggest budget movies to come out of China.
Chan will also produce the film through his company SR Media, alongside Qi Jianhong and Talent International’s Esmond Ren. Sr Media and Talent International will finance the film.
Hans Canosa will also produce the film.
Ex-Baghdad will mark the first time global action stars Chan and Stallone work alongside each other, and is Stallone’s first big film after deciding to discontinue with The Expendables.
Chan plays a Chinese private security contractor who is called in to extract oil workers after a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq. He quickly learns that the attack was part of a plan to steal oil. Chan then teams up with Stallone, who plays an American former Marine to bring down the attackers.
The script is written by Arash Amel.