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Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson re-teaming for Shanghai Dawn

05.15.2015

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Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are finally set to get back in the saddle again as Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon. Tracking Board has learned that Chan and Wilson will reprise their SHANGHAI NOON and SHANGHAI KNIGHTS roles in a third installment titled SHANGHAI DAWN. Original producer Jonathan Glickman is overseeing the project for MGM, and the studio is currently looking for a writer.

As to where the threequel will take place (SHANGHAI NOON was set in Nevada, while SHANGHAI KNIGHTS involved the duo traveling to London), back in 2003 Owen Wilson told Empire that there was "talk of going to Egypt," and Jackie Chan also said South Africa was in the mix as well. Of course that was over twelve years ago, so who knows what MGM's plans are for the third film.

Both SHANGHAI NOON and SHANGHAI KNIGHTS were well-received by critics, and they also did quite well at the box office.The first film grossed almost $100 million worldwide against a budget of $55 million, and the $50 million sequel pulled in over $85 million. In my opinion the Shanghia flicks are two of the better American Jackie Chan movies, however it's not like people have been clamoring for a third film, and comedies with long gaps between sequels don't have a fantastic track record. But I'm still interested in checking out SHANGHAI DAWN, and hopefully it will be just as the fun as the previous movies.

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4:40AM on 05/16/2015
Didn't Jacky Chan quit Hollywood?
Didn't Jacky Chan quit Hollywood?
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12:05AM on 05/16/2015
I remember the original concept for Shanghai Dawn had the duo going to South America, probably Peru. But you're right, they can just as easily change that up to another locale. The big negative I see so far is that Chan and Wilson have signed on before there is even a script? Yikes. Even still, I'll see (almost) anything Jackie Chan does.

Fun fact about the original Shanghai Noon: The Native American actress that played Chon Wang's wife never appeared in another movie. Same thing for
I remember the original concept for Shanghai Dawn had the duo going to South America, probably Peru. But you're right, they can just as easily change that up to another locale. The big negative I see so far is that Chan and Wilson have signed on before there is even a script? Yikes. Even still, I'll see (almost) anything Jackie Chan does.

Fun fact about the original Shanghai Noon: The Native American actress that played Chon Wang's wife never appeared in another movie. Same thing for the hot blonde that Roy O'Bannon flirts with on the train.
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9:16PM on 05/15/2015
Cool with me, I found both of them to be enjoyable for what they were. I would rather they go back to the wild west though than Egypt.
Cool with me, I found both of them to be enjoyable for what they were. I would rather they go back to the wild west though than Egypt.
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8:36PM on 05/15/2015
I need this like I needed a third Rush Hour movie. Not at all. Chan doesn't seem to do a lot of American films these days, and these pointless sequels are the best they can give him?
I need this like I needed a third Rush Hour movie. Not at all. Chan doesn't seem to do a lot of American films these days, and these pointless sequels are the best they can give him?
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7:42PM on 05/15/2015

As Owen Wilson would say (a lot): Wow!

I'm surprised previous commenters disliked Shanghai Knights. I LOVED it! Jacke Chan's top notch fight scenes that are so well choreographed are all here, so as Owen Wilson's best character (IMO), their great chemistry, and all those history-mocking jokes. Okay, if you didn't the first two, don't watch the next one. But I'm glad they making another one!
I'm surprised previous commenters disliked Shanghai Knights. I LOVED it! Jacke Chan's top notch fight scenes that are so well choreographed are all here, so as Owen Wilson's best character (IMO), their great chemistry, and all those history-mocking jokes. Okay, if you didn't the first two, don't watch the next one. But I'm glad they making another one!
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1:37PM on 05/15/2015
Shanghai Noon was hilarious and awesome, but Shanghai Knights was an awful mess. The series is 1 for 1 at the moment, so I guess I'm down for seeing another one.
Shanghai Noon was hilarious and awesome, but Shanghai Knights was an awful mess. The series is 1 for 1 at the moment, so I guess I'm down for seeing another one.
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1:25PM on 05/15/2015

I didn't mind the first one, the second was abysmal though.

Shanghai Knights was HORRIBLE. The worst movie JC and OW have ever made.
Shanghai Knights was HORRIBLE. The worst movie JC and OW have ever made.
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1:09PM on 05/15/2015

Nope

Every time Hollywood decides to resurrect a franchise that has been long forgotten and do a sequel or reboot, 100 fairies die. Clapping does not bring them back. Being a writer myself, I am so sick of studios bringing back old franchises and ignoring the fantastic original material right in front of them. More "Inception" and "Snowpiercer", less "Shanghai Whatever" and "Dumber and Dumber To"
Every time Hollywood decides to resurrect a franchise that has been long forgotten and do a sequel or reboot, 100 fairies die. Clapping does not bring them back. Being a writer myself, I am so sick of studios bringing back old franchises and ignoring the fantastic original material right in front of them. More "Inception" and "Snowpiercer", less "Shanghai Whatever" and "Dumber and Dumber To"
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12:57PM on 05/15/2015
Funny thing, Shang4hai3 (上海) is the name of a city in China but shang1hai4 (傷害) means "hurt" or "harmed" so there's a double entendre. When you say "He's been shanghai'd" then I would guess that comes from shang1hai4 and not Shang4hai3.
Funny thing, Shang4hai3 (上海) is the name of a city in China but shang1hai4 (傷害) means "hurt" or "harmed" so there's a double entendre. When you say "He's been shanghai'd" then I would guess that comes from shang1hai4 and not Shang4hai3.
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11:15AM on 05/15/2015
Yikes! Every time I see Owen Wilson I think of him delivering that cringe-worthy line "Maybe next time I'll show him my Kung Pao Chicken"
Yikes! Every time I see Owen Wilson I think of him delivering that cringe-worthy line "Maybe next time I'll show him my Kung Pao Chicken"
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11:15AM on 05/15/2015

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9:31AM on 05/15/2015

Hey Hollywood!

I honestly haven't seen any of these movies, I've been meaning to at least check out the first one, but Egypt? It might make sense to have them actually go to China, maybe even—dare I say—Shanghai???
I honestly haven't seen any of these movies, I've been meaning to at least check out the first one, but Egypt? It might make sense to have them actually go to China, maybe even—dare I say—Shanghai???
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9:20AM on 05/15/2015
Loves Shanghai Noon.
Loves Shanghai Noon.
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