|Daniel Lee praises Jackie Chan's outstanding performance and professionalism|
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The Daniel Lee Yan Kong directed film DRAGON BLADE starred Jackie Chan, John Cusack and Adrien Brody. The film not only constructed a set in Hengdian but also shot half the time in Dunhuang. Although they often faced sudden sand storms, the production was affected too greatly.
Used to making big productions, Lee Yan Kong worked with Jackie Chan for the first time. Jackie Chan often played the hero in the past, did he ask for it? He said, "No, he really knows how to act. Only that the his earlier stories were a lot more fun, viewers couldn't focus on his acting. This time had little in that area, Big Brother even said no out take reel for the end credit. All of his previous films had it, but this time he felt it would not be appropriate."
He complimented John Cusack and Adrien Brody on how quickly they got into the production. "John Cusack write scripts as well. When I cited an example he understood it very quickly. Actually I didn't participate in the casting, but the desert shoot was pretty tough. Getting foreign actors was difficult, but in the end I cut out a lot, at least 20 minutes of very entertaining scenes. (How about a director's edition?) I don't really want to. Because finishing it wasn't easy, I don't want to go back. The audience gets more enjoyment in the extended edition, with the short edition the audience doesn't know what the story was like originally."