Jackie Chan to shoot first Chinese-Indianco-production
Jackie Chan has revealedhe hopes to shoot the first ever film commissioned under a groundbreakingco-production treaty between Chinaand India,this autumn. The martial arts superstar told the Hindustan Times he would bereturning to India to filmKung Fu Yoga with regular collaborator Stanley Tong, the director of Rumble inthe Bronx and Police Story.
“I am planning to start a new movie calledKung Fu Yoga,” said Chan, according to the Hollywood Reporter’s translation of the Times article. “So, I willbe returning to film it in India.Hopefully, we will start filming in autumn.”
The co-production treaty, which is expected to transform relationsbetween the two nations on a film-making level, was signed in September 2014.Kung Fu Yoga swiftly emerged as the most likely debut product, with India’s Viacom18 Motion Pictures India and China’sTaihe Entertainment Corp and Shinework Media working together on the project.
The treaty is likely to prove a boon forthe Indian film industry, which has struggled to get its movies into China. The world’s mostpopulous nation operates a strict quota system of 34 films per year for foreignfare, and Indian films are often crowded out by better-known Hollywoodproducts. Officially sanctioned co-productions with Chinese film companies areusually allowed to circumvent the quota.
Chan’s films are hugely popular in India, so China also looks likely to gainfrom the deal. The actor’s new action movie Dragon Blade,co-starring John Cusack, Adrien Brody and Lin Peng, is released across thenation this weekend. The veteran martial arts star spent time in India in 2013 to launch a Chinese film festivalin New Delhi,featuring Chan’s own Chinese Zodiac movie as its opening film.
In keeping with most articles -- what agesis Jackie (apart from the 'if this was a woman they'd state her age' I'mactually interested -- surely bits must start falling off of him soon, I've gotsome old-ish martial arts movies and there's this young lad being very busy.
a legend.he is . nothing much can say.
one day i will meet you :)
Jackie Chan is past his prime, he can't dothe amazing stunts he pulled off in his younger days.