Silver was in Hong Kong to promote the $75m film, which features the first on-screen pairing of Jet Li and Jackie Chan, at a press conference at Filmart yesterday.
Directed by Robert Minkoff, the kung-fu extravaganza was filmed at various locations in China, including Hengdian World Studios, last year. Beijing-based Huayi Brothers is the Chinese co-production partner and will handle the Chinese release. Emperor Motion Pictures will handle distribution in Hong Kong.
Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company will co-release the film in the US and are also splitting distribution in select international territories while Relativity Media is handling sales in other territories.
A consortium of three South Korean effects houses - Macrograph Inc, Digital Tetra Inc (DTI) and Footage - was assembled specifically to work on the big-budget action epic.
The cast also includes Michael Angarano, Collin Chou and Chinese actresses Liu Yifei and Li Bingbing.