Project X-Traction (previously titled Ex-Baghdad) is a Chinese-American action-adventure film directed by Scott Waugh. It stars Jackie Chan and John Cena. The film is expected for release in 2020.

Project X-Traction
LiterallyFurious Sandstorm
Directed byScott Waugh
Produced byJackie Chan
Jianhong Qi
Esmond Ren
Joe Tam
Written byArash Amel
StarringJackie Chan
John Cena
Music byNathan Furst
Talent International Media
Sparkle Roll Media
Tencent Pictures
United States
Budget$80 million


When a China-run oil refinery is attacked in Mosul, Iraq, a Chinese private security contractor (Jackie Chan) is called in to extract the oil workers. He learns, however, that the attackers' real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, and he must team up with a former U.S. Marine (John Cena) to stop them.



The project was originally planned as a vehicle for Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone, but Stallone dropped out of the project and was replaced by John Cena.[1][2]

The budget for the film was reportedly $80 million.[3]


  1. ^ "PROJECT X-TRACTION: Jackie Chan and John Cena Will be On the Go in the Action-Thriller". December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "John Cena to Replace Sylvester Stallone in Jackie Chan's Action-Thriller 'Project X'". June 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone Team Up for Action Pic 'Ex-Baghdad'". May 11, 2017.

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