Few would dispute Jackie Chan's status as a living legend. When it comes to commitment to his craft, none can match the man who's broken nearly every bone in his body in pursuit of great action cinema, and who has delivered some of the most entertaining films of the last few decades. And now he's made his 100th film, 1911: Revolution, and we have an exclusive look at it here.
The film sees Chan play Huang Xing, one of the heroes of the Xinhai Revolution that led to the deposing of the Qing Dynasty and the creation of the Republic of China in 1912 with the abdication of the "last Emperor" Puyi. As you can tellfrom the trailer below, there was a heck of a struggle along the way, with a 3000 year-old Empire trying to stand against the tide of history and rebellion from its own subjects.
1911: Revolution hits DVD and Blu ray on March 19. It also stars Li Bingbing, Jaycee Chan, Winston Chao and Joan Chen.
Fair play to Jackie Chan, he is a legend! I am also surprised and a bit disapointed that this isn't getting a cinema release, it looks like it'll be the best film he's done in a while. It's good to see that this looks like more of a serious film for him as I do find his comedies are getting a bit tiresome. More