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Jackie Chan will produce and star in a new English-language action-comedy

06.28.2012

Serious question: Has Jackie Chan ever made a "great" English-language film? THE KARATE KID remake was pretty decent and the KUNG FU PANDA movies don't count since they're animated... which leaves what? The RUSH HOUR films?

Whatever the case may be, he will be attempting a new one for his next project. According to THR's Heat Vision, Chan is set to both produce and star in an untitled English-language action-comedy based on his own original idea and written by scribe Jay Longino (BACHELOR PARTY 2: THE LAST TEMPTATION). 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." No word on a director as of yet. I think they're starting off pretty strong what with the hiring of the BACHELOR PARTY 2: THE LAST TEMPTATION guy, though. I mean, yeah.

Meanwhile, Chan can next be seen in the action-adventure film CHINESE ZODIAC - about a man who searches the world for twelve mystical artifacts from the Chinese zodiac - which he also wrote and directed. The movie stars Oliver Platt, cutie newcomer Caitlin Dechelle, and - get this - Kenny G. Wtf?
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5:42PM on 06/28/2012

Love the Chan....always

I love most of his Hong Kong movies and english movies excluding The Medallion & Spy Next Door, obviously. But my personal favorite is for some reason RUSH HOUR 2....Not much in the way of plot, but the chemestry between Chan & Tucker is perfect with their play on eachother and the movie is just so much fun! I laugh my ass off everytime I see it on cable. SHANGHAI NOON & RUSH HOUR 1 were really great too. From his Hong Kong movies I specially loved SUPERCOP, TWIN DRAGONS and OPERATION CONDOR
I love most of his Hong Kong movies and english movies excluding The Medallion & Spy Next Door, obviously. But my personal favorite is for some reason RUSH HOUR 2....Not much in the way of plot, but the chemestry between Chan & Tucker is perfect with their play on eachother and the movie is just so much fun! I laugh my ass off everytime I see it on cable. SHANGHAI NOON & RUSH HOUR 1 were really great too. From his Hong Kong movies I specially loved SUPERCOP, TWIN DRAGONS and OPERATION CONDOR 1-2. Those movies are simply awesome.
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11:44AM on 06/28/2012

Respect the CHAN!

Jackie Chan will never be able to reproduce the brilliance of his 80/90's Hong Kong martial arts and crazy stunt work extravaganzas. Drunken Master 2 alone probably took a few years off his life. But Shanghai Noon was fantastic and Rush Hour 1 & 2 were tolerable. I would love to see him in a few more fun action flicks before he can't move anymore....
Jackie Chan will never be able to reproduce the brilliance of his 80/90's Hong Kong martial arts and crazy stunt work extravaganzas. Drunken Master 2 alone probably took a few years off his life. But Shanghai Noon was fantastic and Rush Hour 1 & 2 were tolerable. I would love to see him in a few more fun action flicks before he can't move anymore....
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9:41AM on 06/28/2012

JACKIE CHAN is the BEST

Around the World In 80 days was an awesome english movie along with Shanghai Noon series and Rush hour 1&2 were awesome..so we are looking at more than 6 Jackie chan english films!
Around the World In 80 days was an awesome english movie along with Shanghai Noon series and Rush hour 1&2 were awesome..so we are looking at more than 6 Jackie chan english films!
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8:38AM on 06/28/2012
Jackie Chan is actually funny in comedy movie like Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knight but The Tuxedo and The Medallion were abysmal. Extra tidbit: two films - Rumble in the Bronx and Jackie Chan's First Strike.
Jackie Chan is actually funny in comedy movie like Shanghai Noon/Shanghai Knight but The Tuxedo and The Medallion were abysmal. Extra tidbit: two films - Rumble in the Bronx and Jackie Chan's First Strike.
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9:17AM on 06/28/2012
I was in Dublin when The Medallion was being filmed, it was fun to see the finished scenes knowing I was standing across the street but damn it was awful.
I was in Dublin when The Medallion was being filmed, it was fun to see the finished scenes knowing I was standing across the street but damn it was awful.
9:28AM on 06/28/2012
I think the problem with the Medallion was they were trying to make a Hollywood-caliber or British-caliber film by getting in some B-list Hollywood/British stars such as Lee Evans, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands and somehow John Rhys-Davies. The filmmakers were way out of their depth and were barking up the wrong tree completely, and ended up with a very un-Jackie Chan Jackie Chan film.
I think the problem with the Medallion was they were trying to make a Hollywood-caliber or British-caliber film by getting in some B-list Hollywood/British stars such as Lee Evans, Claire Forlani, Julian Sands and somehow John Rhys-Davies. The filmmakers were way out of their depth and were barking up the wrong tree completely, and ended up with a very un-Jackie Chan Jackie Chan film.
9:35AM on 06/28/2012
Yeah, I agree with you, Jedd. I also felt a little vibe of Raider of the Lost Ark as well. But the whole movie didn't feel like Jackie Chan movie like you said. He was even funnier in his version of "City Hunter".
Yeah, I agree with you, Jedd. I also felt a little vibe of Raider of the Lost Ark as well. But the whole movie didn't feel like Jackie Chan movie like you said. He was even funnier in his version of "City Hunter".
8:15AM on 06/28/2012
I think Rush Hour is pretty great. But it pretty much stops there.
I think Rush Hour is pretty great. But it pretty much stops there.
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7:49AM on 06/28/2012
"Shanghai noon" and "shanghai knights", especially knights, were funny good entertainment thanks to Wilson though!
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"Shanghai noon" and "shanghai knights", especially knights, were funny good entertainment thanks to Wilson though!
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7:48AM on 06/28/2012
"Shanghai noon" and "shanghai knights", especially knights, were funny good entertainment thanks to Wilson though!
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"Shanghai noon" and "shanghai knights", especially knights, were funny good entertainment thanks to Wilson though!
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7:06AM on 06/28/2012
Tidbit: Drunken Master & Police Story
Tidbit: Drunken Master & Police Story
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6:36AM on 06/28/2012

Just remember...

...no movie he does can be worse than the V8 commercials he's been doing.
...no movie he does can be worse than the V8 commercials he's been doing.
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6:08AM on 06/28/2012
That whole Chinese Zodiac thing sounds a great deal like the Jackie Chan animated series, which had a cartoon version of Chan as an archaeologist fighting an ancient cabal and searching for twelve mystical talismans. I don't know, Jackie Chan keeps saying "this will be my last martial arts movie, I promise" and then does a new one that isn't always good. Despite being severely overlooked, The Forbidden Kingdom was actually a half-decent throwback to the classic Shaw Brothers fantasy kung fu
That whole Chinese Zodiac thing sounds a great deal like the Jackie Chan animated series, which had a cartoon version of Chan as an archaeologist fighting an ancient cabal and searching for twelve mystical talismans. I don't know, Jackie Chan keeps saying "this will be my last martial arts movie, I promise" and then does a new one that isn't always good. Despite being severely overlooked, The Forbidden Kingdom was actually a half-decent throwback to the classic Shaw Brothers fantasy kung fu films, and I don't mind Shanghai Noon or Shanghai Knights as they were very entertaining in parts. Jackie Chan has done a couple of Hong Kong films in English, my favourite being Who Am I?.
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7:23AM on 06/28/2012
Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies are always in Cantonese and then dubbed in English. You may think the movie was filmed in English because the original actors are doing the dubbing. Seriously, I bought a copy of Rumble in the Bronx here in Taiwan and it was all in Chinese.

Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies are better than his American movies because American directors are reluctant to have Jackie Chan do martial arts for more than ten minutes at a time. It would be like a director doing a
Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies are always in Cantonese and then dubbed in English. You may think the movie was filmed in English because the original actors are doing the dubbing. Seriously, I bought a copy of Rumble in the Bronx here in Taiwan and it was all in Chinese.

Jackie Chan's Hong Kong movies are better than his American movies because American directors are reluctant to have Jackie Chan do martial arts for more than ten minutes at a time. It would be like a director doing a Transformers movie and cutting out all the scenes with giant robots.

I haven't seen any Jackie Chan movies in a while but I remember liking Police Story 3: Supercop,
9:26AM on 06/28/2012
martinphipps, thanks for the correction. I guess the fact that they were dubbed by the original actors did confuse me; I always thought Rumble in the Bronx was filmed in English. If this is true than The Medallion is probably the only Hong Kong Jackie Chan movie filmed originally in English. I'd recommend checking out New Police Story (2004), it features very good dramatic acting from Jackie and an intriguing and dark story about a gang of young thrill-seekers who kill cops for fun.
martinphipps, thanks for the correction. I guess the fact that they were dubbed by the original actors did confuse me; I always thought Rumble in the Bronx was filmed in English. If this is true than The Medallion is probably the only Hong Kong Jackie Chan movie filmed originally in English. I'd recommend checking out New Police Story (2004), it features very good dramatic acting from Jackie and an intriguing and dark story about a gang of young thrill-seekers who kill cops for fun.
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