Jackie Chan, like all of us, is not as young as he used to be. But when an action star gets too old to do stunts (and Jackie Chan is probably the greatest stunt performer of all time), he can always throw some CGI comic book style action into the mix. And that’s what Jackie Chan has done in his upcoming thriller Bleeding Steel. Because story still matters, here’s the plot synopsis:
“In an action-packed drama reminiscent of ‘80s techno-sci-fi thrillers, Jackie Chan stars as Lin, a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mecha-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist’s lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy’s sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called ‘Bleeding Steel.'”
There’s a trailer for Bleeding Steel below, and the film is getting one of those simultaneous theatrical and on-demand releases on July 6th.