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Jackie's Great Escape

Twin Towers filming was held up by late script

Jackie Chan has been explaining to journalists his lucky escape from last week's carnage at the World Trade Center in New York. The star, who famously does all his own stunts, was due to be filming at the Center on the morning of the terrorist attack. Luckily for him, the script with the scene in question was late in arriving and so the scene, in which Chan was playing a window cleaner, was postponed. 'Filming was scheduled to have taken place at 7 am last Tuesday morning,' Chan told the Oriental Daily News, 'and as I had to be at the top of one of the towers for one of the scenes, I would probably have died if the shooting went ahead as planned.' The film in question, Nosebleed,has had to be completely rethought following the disaster. Chan was supposed to be playing a window cleaner who while working at the World Trade Center discovers a terrorist plot to blow up the Statue of Liberty. 'It might have been written that way, but that's not the way we're going to do it," a spokesperson for MGM said.

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