Jackie Chan Announces 100th film CHINESE ZODIAC

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Jackie Chan Announces 100th film CHINESE ZODIAC

At a news conference held this week, Jackie Chan announces his 100th milestone film project will be Chinese Zodiac (tentatively titled) and the plot will involve the action star embarking on a series of treasure hunt across the globe that are linked to a major events in Chinese history. Produced by Emperor Motion Pictures subsidiary Emperor Dragon Movies, Zodiac is budget at 250 million yuan ($37 million) with Jackie co-directing along with five-time collaborator Stanley Tong who helmed Jackie before in The Myth and Rumble in the Bronx. This marks the first time that Jackie will take on directorial duties since Who Am I? in 1998. Jackie came up with the story idea six years ago but due to schedule conflicts, the development was put on hold until recently. I first become aware of the project when there were some talks as far back as 2007 and at the time, it was reportedly the third installment of the Indiana Jones-esque adventure series Armor of God (aka Operation Condor). Also on Jackie's to do list is Kung Fu Kid and Big Soldier. Out of all his upcoming films, this is the one that appeals to me the most.

Principal photography is tentatively scheduled to begin this fall with location shooting to take place in several countries including France, Vienna, Hong Kong, Beijing and Kazakhstan.

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Via Jackiechan.com, The Hollywood Reporter

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SwarezApril 30, 2009 3:59 AM

Silly me, it's already out in HK and is sitting on my shelve.
Dumb ass.

Todd BrownApril 30, 2009 7:21 AM

I hate to say it but I really think the days of old-school Jackie are gone forever. I just don't think his body can handle it any more after all the mileage he's put on it.

CuttermaranApril 30, 2009 8:04 AM

Stanley Tong should work more on his “Film-Look”, i have to say, his movies look always rather like tv-shows

Afro SamuraiApril 30, 2009 8:29 AM

agreed Mr. Brown. Sadly agreed, but agreed nonetheless

pochiWApril 30, 2009 10:04 AM

it sounds like an answer to da vinci code.
from that photo above, it's high time jackie played a political figure - say, mao zedong:P

MikeOutWestApril 30, 2009 8:21 PM

Quite enjoyed The Myth until it went all CGI silly at the end.

PapigiulioApril 30, 2009 8:53 PM

The myth was just horrible. Agree with Afro Samurai. His earlier movies "Drunken Master, Operation Condor" rocked, but like Brown said, maybe he is just too old for this sh*t heh.

ChevalierAguilaMay 1, 2009 12:28 AM

Jackie should go the Lau Kar Leung route, directing instead of being the lead role, appearing mostly in roles of "veteran maestro that kicks ass from time to time" and use that as a chance to promote some new talents.

andrewzMay 2, 2009 1:13 AM

Have to agree with ChevalierAguila. Jackie should be producing and more or less limiting his roles to the "wise mentor" archetype. It's the only thing that can salvage his legacy with his post 'Rumble' career. He's too old to do what made Jackie great.

I'm not sure where most of his income is coming from now. It is my understanding he has a lot of businesses and does promote newer talent.

OTOH, like Jackie, maybe I'm too old to enjoy his work from the past decade and a half.