Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan Co-Star in a Fantasy Epic Whose Trailer Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

By Germain Lussier on at

Here’s the best sentence you’re likely to read today: A movie exists that has dragons and magic and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan fighting each other. How we’re just realising that we’ll never know. But we do realise it, there’s a trailer, and holy crap you have to see it.

The film is called The Iron Mask, but it was previously titled Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask. (Other previous titles include Viy-2 and Viy 2: Journey to China.) It’s a sequel to the 2014 film Viy (aka Forbidden Empire) and was released in several international markets last year. The UK gets a theatrical and digital release in April.

This trailer is a bonkers collection of action legends, high fantasy, questionable history, CGI sets, bad quips, and just...*chef’s kiss*...we love it.

Is it just us or do you get the sense that the bulk of the actual movie is the Jason Flemyng storyline – and this trailer contains 95 per cent of all the Schwarzenegger and Chan scenes? The whole thing feels like a ruse to get people to think they are going to see a lot of Arnold and Jackie but really they’re going to see lots of the guy from Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels riding in a carriage for the entire movie.

If not? Then great. But if so? Well done to the marketing team. Either way, this shit looks bananas and we can’t get over it. [H/T Syfy]