Jackie Chan Talks 4-Minute Stunt Scene In CHINESE ZODIAC

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In a recent interview while promoting the launch of his Jackie Chan Maotai Wine, Chan provided an update on the current status of his action adventure film Chinese Zodiac.  So far, the production has wrapped up all filming except save for a major four minute stunt scene that is expected to take two months to finish.  Without giving too much spoiler away, he revealed that it would require a high level of risk comparable to the jump from the Barj Dubai Tower by Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.  He adds the films will feature his trademark outtakes during the end credits.  On what exactly this set piece entails, I'm sure it will be something jaw-dropping spectacular when given his history as a director who is willing to go to any lengths to achieve his goal.

Frequent film collaborator Frankie Chan, who previously served as co-director in Armour of God II: Operation Condor, also offer some details on the production via Weibo.  He reaffirm that filming is almost complete and that both he and Chan are working on finishing up the editing in post production.  In early April, the production will head to Vanuatu to shoot the live volcano there and then after Vanuatu, the production will head to Latvia to film the last scenes.  The official list of locations include France, China, Taiwan, Vanuatu and Latvia.

The release date is on December 12th in IMAX theaters.
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QinlongMarch 9, 2012 5:58 PM

I thought he was co-directing with Stanley Tong...

Al YoungMarch 9, 2012 6:04 PM

According to IMDB, Stanley Tong is producer and Frankie Chan is assistant director.

Electro666March 10, 2012 10:11 AM

Its a little sad to see that Jackie makes comparisons to the new Mission Impossible Dubai stunt scene, when he himself did dozens and dozens of very high risks and spectacular stunts that are a lot more impressive and jaw-dropping in his 35+ years acting career.. And nobody will ever be able to replicate those stunts in cinema.

CuttermaranMarch 11, 2012 7:19 AM

So true Electro666, so true.

ChevalierAguilaMarch 11, 2012 7:58 AM

Well yes, but Jackie is aware of the competition, and the Dubai stunt in MI4 had a lot of people talking, so obviously Jackie wants to be always ahead of everyone regarding complicated stunts. That's good for us, can't wait to see what he's cooking.

GeneralErrorMarch 11, 2012 5:06 PM

You can tell that Hollywood movies only get a couple of takes for each shot, that's how they make great actors look like amateurs. They can shoot a whole movie in a few months. Then there are great directors like Aronofsky who get 100 takes, to push his actors and get the right shot. Then there is Jackie Chan. 1,000 takes, and 2 months for a stunt scene. They've been boast his triumphant return for years now, and I doubt this will be the one. But for everything he's done in his prime, he is still my hero.

MattApril 17, 2012 9:15 PM

Some pics of Chan in Vanuatu - http://bit.ly/J75PoQ

MattApril 17, 2012 9:17 PM