Jackie Chan Is Ready For English Action Comedy
The kung fu and action legend Jackie Chan is gearing up to make his next movie, which he will star and also produce. The movie it yet to have any title, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, Jay Longino as been hired to write it.
The script itself as been Based on an original idea of Chan’s, the story is a two-hander action comedy featuring a detective (Chan) who must track down an American gambler that has skipped out on his debt owed to a Macau casino syndicate. The settings include Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China.
TIMG will co-finance the film as a Chinese co-production. Many of Chan’s recent projects, especially those made in China, have been in Chinese but this latest one will be in English. International and Beijing-based production and distribution company Talent International Media Group are teaming up to produce the untitled project. He as worked with some great comic actors before in Owen Wilson and Chris Tucker, but if they use another American or International Actor, who would you like to see him co-star with this time?
So what do you make of Chan’s latest movie news? I always look forward to the next Jackie Chan movie, weather it’s Asian or an International picture. Jackie is now 58, his next release will be the 3rd movie in the Armour Of God series called Chinese Zodiac, opening in December. So how long does he have left in front of the camera? Only time will tell, He has previously said he wants to be like other well-known actors and stay behind the camera in the future.
“I want to be like Dustin Hoffman or Al Pacino, doing something totally different,” he said, “or like Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby in directing. I want to one day direct and only direct.”