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Chan in Shaolin

Oct. 23, 2009by: Paul Tassi

What's this? Jackie Chan actually listened to the cries of millions of his fans bemoaning him for doing crap like this? It's a miracle!

Chan is now set to star in a remake of the 1982 film THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE, which you may recall starred his frienemy, Jet Li, over twenty years ago. The coolest part about the proposed movie is that like the original, it will actually be shot in a 1,500 year old Shaolin temple and will feature 1,000 real life fighting monks.

Whatever the plot, it’s just nice to see Chan returning to his true martial arts roots. With ridiculousness like THE SPY NEXT DOOR it’s easy to think that the man might be over the hill, as the Tony Jaas of the world swoop in and take his place, but it turns out he’s still got some fight left in him after all.

The film is being helmed by NEW POLICE STORY’s Benny Chan on a $29M budget. Not bad considering they actually have to burn down an entire temple in the film. Look for SHAOLIN TEMPLE in late 2010.

Extra Tidbit: To be fair, I loved SHANGHAI NOON.
Source: The Examiner

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4:08PM on 10/25/2009

Jaa will NEVER replace chan

Tony Jaa has some good moves, but he's nothing more than a glorified stuntman. i dont think he has the personality or charisma that chan has, and wont be able to headline an AMERICAN move like chan can.
Tony Jaa has some good moves, but he's nothing more than a glorified stuntman. i dont think he has the personality or charisma that chan has, and wont be able to headline an AMERICAN move like chan can.
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12:13AM on 10/28/2009
You say that as though you think american movies are better...
You say that as though you think american movies are better...
1:06PM on 10/25/2009

Lets hope

this actually does Jackie some justice. The man is SO talented and he has had great action films, but The Forbidden Kingdom and the upcoming Spy Next Door do nothing for him. I hope he gets back with exciting, action-packed martial arts films.
this actually does Jackie some justice. The man is SO talented and he has had great action films, but The Forbidden Kingdom and the upcoming Spy Next Door do nothing for him. I hope he gets back with exciting, action-packed martial arts films.
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2:04AM on 10/25/2009

Tidbit

My roommate turns on shanghai noon every time he sees it on TBS and such to see if it's the part he's poofin on the pipe.
My roommate turns on shanghai noon every time he sees it on TBS and such to see if it's the part he's poofin on the pipe.
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8:32AM on 10/24/2009
I like Jackie. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this but I really like The Forbidden Kingdom. The scene where he pees on Jet's head and he thinks it's rain was the funniest thing i've seen in a while!
I like Jackie. Maybe I'm the only one who thinks this but I really like The Forbidden Kingdom. The scene where he pees on Jet's head and he thinks it's rain was the funniest thing i've seen in a while!
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6:58AM on 10/25/2009
Yeah because we haven't seen someone piss on someone else before...
Yeah because we haven't seen someone piss on someone else before...
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3:13AM on 10/24/2009
I just want to see him play a hapless snack peddler taking on a warehouse full of thugs, and topple a megaconglomerate in a fight over a data disk. :)
I just want to see him play a hapless snack peddler taking on a warehouse full of thugs, and topple a megaconglomerate in a fight over a data disk. :)
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7:52PM on 10/23/2009
I wish Jackie would go back to directing. He was a hell of a filmmaker, and shot all his best films himself. Sadly his last outing behind the camera to date was Armour of God II. That's been a lot of the problem with his more recent films, especially the American ones; the direcctors just can't handle the action scenes.
I wish Jackie would go back to directing. He was a hell of a filmmaker, and shot all his best films himself. Sadly his last outing behind the camera to date was Armour of God II. That's been a lot of the problem with his more recent films, especially the American ones; the direcctors just can't handle the action scenes.
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6:34PM on 10/23/2009
would love to see jaa,li, and chan throw down
would love to see jaa,li, and chan throw down
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3:16PM on 10/23/2009

A Wet Jackie Chan in the Shower?

Interesting change of pace from pictures of glistening beauties in bikinis. Can't say I approve, but I guess you gotta hit that other (lady) quadrant sometimes.
Interesting change of pace from pictures of glistening beauties in bikinis. Can't say I approve, but I guess you gotta hit that other (lady) quadrant sometimes.
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2:58PM on 10/23/2009

Good for you Jackie!!

This news makes me happy. Go get 'em Jackie!
This news makes me happy. Go get 'em Jackie!
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