Word that Jackie Chan was planning a return to his popular Police Story
franchise broke in mid-September with word that Little Big Solider
director Ding Sheng would helm Police Story 2013
. What we didn't know, however, is what sort of picture Police Story 2013
would be as Chan's last foray into the franchise - 2004 effort New Police Story
- was a more drama focused effort than previous outings with the film standing as one of the turning points in Chan's recent career, one of the moments where he made a conscious decision to explore different sorts of roles to spare his body the constant pounding of high energy action as he aged.
So, is Police Story 2013
going to be another drama focused offering? Not if the first poster art is any indication, featuring as it does a gun wielding Chan dangling from the outside of a building. If that doesn't say 'action', then I don't know what does. It also says airbrushing as the Chan on the poster looks to be a good twenty years younger than Chan in real life. Heh. The miracles of modern science!
Also a miracle of modern science is that Chan's head is attached to Jason Statham's body. Yep, the whole thing is a photoshop job done on an earlier poster for The Mechanic
. Meaning, all things being equal, there is a roughly 50-50 chance that this was either knocked together super quickly to present the film at the upcoming American Film Market or it was done by some Chinese fan very excited about the prospect of the film.
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