Lord of the Rings‘ Orlando Bloom is set to star in S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth, an action adventure film that will be shooting in Shanghai. The cast also includes Jing Tian (King Kong), Leo Wu (The Wonder), Cao Kefan (The Flowers of War), and Liu Enyou. Julien Seri (Night Fare) is directing from a script by Kevin Bernhardt (The Immortals). S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth is the first film from the newly formed production company BlissBloom Productions, a collaboration between Bliss Media and Bloom’s Viddywell Productions.
“It is an honor to be involved in an international production of this scale and showcase the stunning scenery of Shanghai and the spirit of modern China,” said Wei Han, Founder and CEO of Bliss Media. “We look forward to Orlando and Julien collaborating and bringing this potential franchise vehicle to fans around the world.”
In addition to the Lord of the Rings franchise, Bloom’s film credits include the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, The Three Musketeers, Digging for Fire, The Good Doctor, Kingdom of Heaven, and Elizabethtown. Bloom recently completed work on Unlocked, an action thriller co-starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Douglas.
The Plot: S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth follows Danny Stratton, a washed-up private security agent, who is given the rare opportunity to escort a valuable Chinese antique out of Shanghai, but is ambushed en route. With the safety of the women he loves in jeopardy, Danny has to work with his team of security experts, the S.M.A.R.T., to save her, as a dreadful conspiracy begins to unravel.