Word has reached the bullpen that Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has secured the North American rights to Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan‘s action film, VANGUARD. Furthermore, the studio is also planning a wide theatrical release of the film in the U.S. and Canada including drive-ins and IMAX theaters on November 20, 2020. Take that, coronavirus outbreak! That’ll teach you to stand in the way of the almighty Jackie Chan and his flying fists of fury!
Directed by Stanley Tong, Vanguard marks the ninth collaboration from the director and Jackie Chan. According to Gravitas Ventures’ official press release, VANGUARD is a globe-trotting story filmed in London, Dubai, Zambia, and an ancient city in India and features high stakes action sequences that take place over air, land, and sea. In addition to Chan, VANGUARD also stars Yang Yang, Ai Lun, Mu Qimiya, Xu Ruohan, and Zhu Zhengting.
In what we know about the plot thus far, VANGUARD centers around an accountant who must depend on the covert security company Vanguard after he is targeted by the world’s deadliest mercenary organization.
“My latest action movie VANGUARD is coming out on Nov. 20 in the cinema. We filmed in 9 cities across 5 countries, London, Dubai, Zambia, India, and China. We’ve experienced so much during this production. Each time I work with Jackie, we are always trying to impress our audience with the best picture and idea. Especially this time, we put a lot of innovation in it. I hope North American audiences enjoy it. And, I’m so happy to be partnering with Gravitas for the release.” said Director Stanley Tong.
“Upon my first viewing of Vanguard, I instantly became attracted to its big, fun, escapism that reminded me of those globe-trotting action adventures we are all so familiar with. The scope of this film is phenomenal, and the fact that it was filmed on location over land, air, and sea makes it a must-watch entertainment on the biggest screen possible. Vanguard is a film that fills a Fall action-adventure vacancy, with the legendary screen icon Jackie Chan at the forefront. I can’t wait for North American audiences to see this film,” said Cameron Moore, Gravitas Ventures Senior Manager, Theatrical Distribution.
Yo, if anyone can punch the coronavirus in its stupid face, it’s the man, the myth, Jackie Chan. While going to the theater isn’t exactly a high priority for most people at the moment, it’s possible that a selection of souls willing to brave the elements will turn out for VANGUARD. After all, who doesn’t want to see one of the world’s greatest action stars performing nigh-impossible feats of physical strength and dexterity? Plus, this movie has got high-octane action, hoverboards, and hyenas galore! What’s not to love?
VANGUARD will blast into North American theaters on November 20, 2020.