One of the surprises from Cannes is a poster one of our editors, Jen Yamato, found for Jet Li‘s upcoming Hollywood production, "Way of the Rat." It’s to be written and directed by "The Mask" helmer Chuck Russell. The tagline on the poster is "The Adventure of a Lifetime… A World Beyond Imagination."
Not much is known about the project. From a very brief talk with the producer, it’s described as an East-meets-West "Lord of the Rings" adventure with CGI creatures and set in the olden times. Li is to be paired with a big name Hollywood star. Of course, this could be nothing other than a producer at Cannes trying to draw interest to one of his projects in development.
Jet Li’s next film to be released in the States is "Fearless," his last martial arts epic. Already a huge hit in Asia, "Fearless" opens nationwide on August 4th.