While they may not be exchanging blows, the taut London-set thriller nonetheless pits Chan and Brosnan against one another in the wake of a deadly bombing orchestrated by Northern Irish radicals.
Chan plays a vengeful father, Quan, whose 17-year-old daughter is killed in the terrorist attack while Brosnan is a British government minister, Liam Hennessy, with shady ties to the IRA. As Quan results to increasingly merciless tactics to learn the identity of the bombers, Hennessy unleashes his henchmen to thwart Quan.
Chan's stunt prowess in on full display, and remarkably intact at the age of 63. But his verbal tête-à-têtes with Brosnan, mostly over the phone, offer the trailer's tensest moments.
"You have no idea who you're dealing with," Brosnan warns.
"Yes, I do. Do you?" Chan replies.
The Foreigner, which is based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman and reunites Brosnan with his GoldenEye director Martin Campbell, hits theaters on October 13.