R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.
Principal photography started on April 15, 2014 in Hengdian, China, with some battle scenes. The cast and crew encountered difficult filming conditions due to the heat, sandstorms, their heavy costumes, and long filming hours.
Power is a conceit which reveals our limitations.
In real history, Crassus invaded Parthia, and most of his army was destroyed. The film builds on the unproven notion that some Roman prisoners managed to reach China.
International version is 24 minutes shorter. Among the cuts are a 4 minute scene at the start of the film about modern day archaeologists visiting the ruins of the city. Many scenes featuring Huo's wife Xiu Qing are also cut.
Mandarin, English, Latin
$30,346 6 September 2015