Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular
Lee Child Talks The Next Reacher Movie
Exclusive - And he reveals the title of Reacher 20!
See The World Exclusive New Interstellar Poster
We unveil the US one-sheet for Christopher Nolan's latest
Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass Reportedly Back For More Bourne
Call it The Bourne Reunion, perhaps.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 August 2014
Jackie Chan Empire Podcast Special
40 minutes with the living legend
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Little Big Soldier (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Karate Kid (2010)
Empire Star Rating
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Empire Star Rating
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jackie Chan Plots New Action Comedy
He'll be a detective

27 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Jackie Chan Plots New Action Comedy

After sparking talk of retirement at Cannes – and quickly hitting his official site to make it clear he was only scaling back the more death-defying stunts as he ages – Jackie Chan is certainly showing no signs of slowing down, lining up his next project.

The film doesn’t currently have a title, but the script, which TV writer Jay Longino is aboard to write, based on an idea from Chan, will see him as a detective who must track down an American gambler who has skipped out on his debt to a Macau casino syndicate. Shades of Midnight Run, then, and the sort of frenetic buddy action comedy that Chan does well when he’s allowed to cut loose and isn’t locked into simply mugging his way through a family friendly CG-fest.

While several of his recent projects have been in Chinese, the new pic will be in English, and will film in Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China and Eastern Europe.

Chan’s latest, Chinese Zodiac, features Oliver Pratt and Caitlin Dechelle and will hit Asia in December. There’s no sign of a UK release date yet.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Trailer For Red Hook Summer Online
Spike Lee's latest Brooklyn joint
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

Chinese Zodia
I have just seen Chinese Zodiac in Dubai - I was looking forward to it as a Jackie Chan movie. It was truly awful, one of the worst movies I have seen!! More

Posted by toniborsattino at 17:51 on 11 January 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)