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    Untitled English-Language Jackie Chan Action Comedy

    Jackie Chan Lining Up English-Language Action Comedy (Exclusive)
    Jay Longino has been hired to write the project, which Chan will star in and produce.

    4:56 PM PDT 6/27/2012 by Borys Kit

    Jackie Chan is making moves to make his next action movie.

    Chan’s JC Group International and Beijing-based production and distribution company Talent International Media Group are teaming up to produce the untitled project and have hired Jay Longino to write it.

    Based on an original idea of Chan’s, 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. The settings include Hong Kong, Macau, Eastern Europe and mainland China.

    Chan is attached to star and will also produce, along with Esmond Ren of TIMG and David Gerson of InterTitle Films.

    TIMG will co-finance the film as a Chinese co-production. Many of Chan’s recent projects, especially those made in China, have been in Chinese but this latest one will be in English.

    Chan's latest movie is Chinese 12 Zodiac, which he directed, wrote, produced and starred in. The action-adventure picture will premiere in Beijing on December 12, 2012.

    Chan, TIMG, and InterTitle are repped by WME. Chan is also repped by Bloom Hergott.

    Longino is a feature writer who most recently sold the pilot Raising Blind to FX with Vin Diesel and Ben Younger exec producing. He is repped by WME, ROAR and Morris & Yorn.
    We'll change the title thread from "Untitled English-Language Jackie Chan Action Comedy" to whatever this film will be called, when we find out...assuming it gets that far.
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    I give JC all the credit in the world. But I've been finding it very difficult to be excited about any new productions from him, since after DM2 ... but definitely after Gorgeous. I don't think it's just because he's older, either. I remember back in the '80s in Taiwan, when a new JC film was a much-anticipated event, usually at Chinese New Year and summer. As in all things, times change and the creative well often runs dry (or dryer).

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    Skiptrace

    Will Fan be the next China doll to hit America?
    Chan and Fan jump for Skiptrace
    By Patrick Frater
    Tue, 07 May 2013, 10:09 AM (HKT)
    Production News


    Chinese superstar Jackie CHAN 成龍 will re-team with leading actress FAN Bingbing 范冰冰 on Skiptrace, an English-language action comedy to be set up as a US-Chinese co-production.

    Chan previously worked with Fan on Shinjuku Incident 新宿事件 (2009) and Shaolin 新少林寺 (2011). It represents another role in an English-language movie for Fan who is also cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

    In a story reminiscent of earlier Chan films, he stars as a Hong Kong detective who hunts down a mouthy American gambler on the run from creditors, before joining forces to take down Hong Kong's most notorious criminal.

    The film will be directed by British director Sam FELL from an original idea by Chan. It is to be co-financed and co-produced by Exclusive Media and Talent International Media Co Ltd 北京唐德國際文化傳媒有限公司.

    International sales will be handled by Exclusive Media's in house sales unit, which will introduce the project to buyers at Cannes. Charlie COKER of Cyrte Investments, also an investor, will executive produce.

    Police Story 2013, an extension of Chan's signature action franchise, is in post-production. It is directed by DING Sheng 丁晟 and co-financed by Wanda Media Co Ltd 萬達影視傳媒有限公司 and ChinaVision Media Group Ltd 文化中國傳播集團.

    Talent International is the film-making subsidiary of Zhejiang Talent Talent & Film Co Ltd 浙江唐德影視股份有限公司, a media group spanning development and talent management, to post production and distribution. It previously collaborated with Chan on the production of CZ12 十二生肖 and Little Big Soldier 大兵小將 (2009).
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    Stunts vs. action

    Jackie Chan wants to be serious but will never quit action films

    Actor Jackie Chan poses on a yatch during a photocall for the film 'Skiptrace' at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
    By Belinda Goldsmith
    CANNES | Fri May 17, 2013 11:58am EDT

    (Reuters) - After countless broken bones and smashed teeth, Jackie Chan has given up doing his own stunts and wants more serious roles but the Kung Fu actor says he will never stop being an action star despite earlier plans to quit big action movies.

    At the Cannes film festival to promote his upcoming film "Skiptrace", the Hong Kong actor said at 59 he could no longer do his own stunts as it took so long to recover from any injury.

    "I am not a superhero," Chan, in a white polo-necked shirt and Chinese-style jacket, told Reuters on Friday in an interview at a beachfront restaurant on the French Riviera.

    "I really want to be like an Asian Robert de Niro who can do all kinds of things - comedy, drama, heavy roles," he said, adding that he would love the chance to play a villain.

    Chan, who has starred in more than 150 films in a career spanning more than 40 years, last year said he would retire from big action movies after "Chinese Zodiac 2012", released in December.

    It was quite an announcement from an actor who made his name flying across the big screen in hand-to-hand combat and car chases in films like "Rush Hour" and "Police Story".

    "I am not young any more ... and I don't want to break my ankle or my arm again," he said, adding that he currently needed a shoulder operation.

    His next film is an action movie, "New Police Story 2013", the sixth in the franchise, that had its first public screening last month at a film festival in Beijing where Chan now lives, and will hit theatres later this year.

    "Skiptrace" is an action comedy in which he joins forces with rising Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, known from "X-Men: Days of Future Past". The film is due to start shooting in September for release next year.

    The story follows a Hong Kong detective who forms an unlikely partnership with an American gambler as they try to track down Hong Kong's most notorious criminal and embark on a wild journey across China.

    Chan said he had wanted to write "Skiptrace", a road movie through China, for about 20 years but it was only now that the time was right to make the film as China was now more accessible and well equipped for the film industry.

    But he admitted it was another action movie.

    "Every action star always wants to say they (will stop) but at the end they have to do it again. Like (Sylvester) Stallone. He never stops. Like me, I will never stop," said Chan.

    "But an action star's life is so short. I want to let audiences knows that I am an actor who can fight. I am not an action star who can act."

    Chan was one of a crowd of Chinese actors and directors at Cannes for the world's largest film festival where the main competition of 20 films includes "Tian Zhu Ding" ("A Touch of Sin") by director Jia Zhangke. The film received mixed reviews.

    A new film by Chinese filmmaker Johnnie To called "Blind Detective" will be screened at a midnight showing on May 19.
    Jackie will never stop being Jackie...unless he dies doing some crazy stunt.
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    Hmmmmm

    Didn't see this one coming...
    Seann William Scott Joins Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing in ‘Skiptrace’
    OCTOBER 21, 2013 | 07:07PM PT
    Shooting starting on Jan. 13
    Dave McNary
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    In a pre-American Film Market move, Seann William Scott is teaming up with Jackie Chan and Fan Bingbing in action-comedy “Skiptrace.”

    Exclusive Media is selling international markets at AFM. Sam Fell will begin shooting on Jan. 13.

    Exclusive Media and China-based Talent International are co-producing and co-financing. Chan is producing with David Gerson; Dasym Investment Strategies will exec produce along with Dasym’s Charlie Coker.

    Based on Chan’s original idea, the script is written by Jay Longino and co-written by Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka, and David Posamentier and Geoff Moore.

    Chan will portray a Hong Kong detective who has been tracking a crime boss for over a decade, and Bingbing will portray his niece, who gets into trouble with the syndicate. Scott will portray a fast-talking American gambler who helps Chan’s character.

    Scott is repped by ICM Partners and the law firm Sloane, Weber, Offer, and Dern.
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    Renny Harlin directing

    Renny Harlin to Direct Jackie Chan, Seann William Scott in 'Skiptrace'
    4:10 PM PDT 5/19/2014 by Borys Kit

    Fan Bingbing also is starring in the movie.


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    Renny Harlin

    Renny Harlin is in talks to direct Skiptrace, an action adventure movie starring Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott and being made by China’s Talent International Film Co. and Dasym Entertainment.

    Exclusive Media was previously behind the movie but since its disintegration, parent company Investment Strategies B.V. has moved it to subsidiary Dasym.

    The newly launched sales company Bloom, run by former Exclusive exec Alex Walton as well as Ken Kao, now is running point on the film at Cannes.

    Harlin replaces Sam Fell, who directed the animated film Paranorman and was to make his live-action debut on the English-language action comedy.

    The story, based on an idea by Chan, centers on a good cop (Chan) whose niece (Fan Bingbing) gets into trouble with a crime syndicate run by a man the detective has been chasing for a decade. The cop is forced to track down the one person who can help save the niece -- a fast-talking American gambler (Scott) -- and bring him to Hong Kong.

    Production is to begin in August.

    Talent International and Dasym Entertainment will produce along with Chan, Esmond Ren, Charlie Coker, Damien Saccani and David Gerson.

    Harlin is the director behind such action films as Die Hard 2, Long Kiss Goodbye and this year’s Legend of Hercules, which starred Kellan Lutz. He is repped by UTA.
    I could see Scott being a good comic foil for Jackie, like Wilson or Tucker was, at least for a Hollywood production.
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    Jackie vs. Eve

    Jackie Chan Will Fight Former Divas Champion Eve Torres Or Fall In Love With Her Or Whatever In A New Movie
    By Danielle Matheson / 09.09.14



    Former WWE Diva Eve Torres announced via her Twitter that she’s accepted a role in an upcoming Jackie Chan project:

    EVE TWEET
    Via twitt

    I am SUPER excited to announce that I am off to Beijing, China for a sweet role in an upcoming film! I am totally thrilled because I will be working with one of my childhood idols, Jackie Chan! I will be learning from the best, working hard, and having a blast, so I may have limited internet access in China. I will try to keep you guys posted with pictures, blogs, and updates over the next couple months! – evetorres.com
    She’ll star alongside Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville in Skiptrace, the story of a Hong Kong detective who teams up with an American gambler to battle a Chinese criminal. The film, set for release in 2016, is helmed by director Renny Harlin, known for his work on films scuh as Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, and the critically adored Andrew Dice Clay epic The Adventures of Ford Fairlaine.

    Eve Torres was probably one of the best things WWE had going for it before she left to marry into some unheard of family and empower women. I don’t get hype, I stay hype for her having nice things outside of wrestling.
    WWE Divas would be better if they added swords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    WWE Divas would be better if they added swords.
    I think Eve Torres would be good in a JC movie. I seriously doubt she'll be a love interest for JC, however. Although in real life JC has a wife and mistresses, onscreen he behaves like women have cooties. I can see her fighting JC and tying him up with her BJJ.

    My sister-in-law's younger cousin was a TNA Knockout several years ago. During that period, the 'Knockouts' were far better in-ring than the WWE 'Divas', a lot more 'hard-core'.

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    Then tragedy struck

    Jackie Chan's cameraman drowns on set of new film 'Skiptrace'



    A 51-year-old cameraman died on Wednesday while filming for Jackie Chan's new movie Skiptrace. Chan Kwok-hung fell overboard and drowned when a boat carrying crew members capsized near Lantau Island.

    The seven other crew members onboard were able to swim 100 feet to shore for safety, according to an SCMP report, which added that Jackie Chan was not believed to have been on the boat at the time. The Hollywood Reporter said that the movie star was on shore when the boat capsized and jumped in the water to help rescue crew members.

    Chan Kowk-hung had more than 20 years of experience in the movie industry, and had worked with prominent Hong Kong directors including Stephen Chow, Jingle Ma and Chan Chi-ying.

    Tenky Tin Kai-man, chairman of the Movie Production Executives Association, told SCMP that there were plans in the works to tighten safety regulations on set. "We had a discussion of whether we should revamp our safety guidelines earlier this year, but this accident happened before our revamp," he said, adding that the company would help raise funds for Chan Kwok-hung's family.

    The action-comedy film Skiptrace, a joint production between the US and China, features Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing and Johnny Knoxville. Its release date is set for 2015.

    I hate to hear news like this. So tragic.
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    Generous gesture from Jackie

    Bummer that it came after the posters, but at least it was done.
    Jackie Chan donates a million dollars to Hung's
    From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom
    By Heidi Hsia | From Cinema Online Exclusively for Yahoo Newsroom – 17 hours ago


    Jackie Chan donates a million dollars to Hung's

    2 Jan – It was revealed that Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan had recently donated HKD 1 million (approx. USD 128,940) to the family of the late cinematographer, Chan Kwok Hung.

    According to Oriental Daily News, legal representatives of the movie, "Skiptrace" issued a statement on 1 January and revealed the donation, after several posters were spread anonymously in the streets recently, saying that the actor has not raised a penny while others have donated money to the victim's family.

    The statement stated that the company is doing everything possible to assist Chan's family through the trying times, and that Jackie has donated HKD 1 million to Mrs. Chan.

    It also mentioned that the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers have confirmed the donation.

    Cinematographer Chan Kwok Hung (also known as Hilton Chan) passed away in a tragic incident last December, when the boat that carried him and seven other film crews capsized 100 meter from the shore of Lantau Island.

    He was 51.
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    Chinese trailer



    IMDB lists this as a Xmas eve release but only in China so far...
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    ttt 4 Fan Bingbing

    She was just named the 4th highest paid actresses in the world by Forbes.
    #1: J-Law, #2: Scar Jo, #3 Melissa McCarthy...and #4:
    The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2015
    5 of 19



    4. Bingbing Fan

    $21 million

    The only non-American on the international ranking is Bingbing Fan, who joins the highest-paid thanks to roles in movies such as The White-Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom and endorsements with Chopard and L'Oreal. She is likely best-known to U.S. cinema-goers for her role in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

    Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images
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    Stunt accident

    I thought Jackie was using stunt doubles nowadays.

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015 11:41
    Jackie Chan ALMOST KILLED after water scene goes wrong

    Jackie Chan and Fan Bingbing are the main leads of action movie 'Skiptrace'.

    Filming took place at seven locations in three countries.

    61-year-old Jackie, who is used to filming action scenes personally, did not use any stunt doubles during filming.

    According to Asian E-News Portal, Jackie revealed that he was almost killed during one of the scenes in China.

    "I almost died in Guangxi," quipped the action star.

    In the scene, Jackie was drifting in a river around 15 metres deep. The water body was full of uneven stones.



    During filming, Jackie got caught in the river and kept struggling in the water. He tried to get onto a boat but failed.

    Recalled the actor:



    "I was in a state of panic and very scared."

    Fortunately, Jackie managed to get out of danger thereafter.



    Fan Bingbing, who also had several dangerous scenes in the film, also admitted that the river scene was the most unforgettable. -Lollipop
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    Premieres xmas eve

    It's Jackie, Johnny and Bingbing versus Donnie and Iron Mike this xmas.

    Action comedy Skiptrace to be premiered on Christmas Eve
    2015-11-09 16:45 chinadaily.com.cn Editor: Wang Fan


    Poster of Skiptrace. (Photo provided to China Daily)

    Skiptrace, an action comedy starring Jackie Chan and Fan Bingbing, will be premiered in China on Christmas Eve.

    Renny Harlin, best known for Die Hard 2 (1990), is director of the film produced by China and the United States. The movie is about a Hong Kong police officer's adventures.

    The three-month filming of the movie was done in Russia, Mongolia, Macao and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. The film cost 300 million yuan ($47 million).

    The movie will be released in China in the 2-D, 3-D, and China Giant Screen formats.
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    Pushed back to February

    Looks like both Jackie and Donnie backed off of their release dates. Bummer - this was the opening paragraphs in my Chollywood Rising column for our next issue, and it's already at press.

    China’s December Box Office Blackout Pics: Action, Fantasy & Mike Tyson? – Video
    by Nancy Tartaglione
    December 9, 2015 3:03am

    UPDATE: I have just been informed that Ip Man 3 (see below) has had its release pushed back and is no longer coming out in December. There is currently no mainland date.

    Point Break got in under the wire last Friday to become the final Hollywood movie of 2015 to release in the Middle Kingdom. Now that the December blackout period is in full swing, no further studio pics will see the inside of a PROC multiplex until January. But there’s still a little Hollywood in the mix — by way of Hong Kong. Action threequel Ip Man 3 travels to the mainland on December 31 and sees Mike Tyson face off with superstar martial artist Donnie Yen. The movies that will drive box office earlier in the month are a packed slate of action, fantasy and laughs.



    Domestic Chinese films dominated 2014 with 54.5% of the market. As November closed this year, they were at 59%. That will go up now. Titles we’ll be talking about through the end of the year include Shi Fu/The Master, Mojin – The Lost Legend and Mr Six. See trailers above and below. (Jackie Chan/Johnny Knoxville action buddy comedy, Skiptrace, was originally due for a December release but has been pushed to February.)
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