Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 48

Thread: Shinjuku Incident

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,070

    Shinjuku Incident

    Come to think of it, we don't have a separate thread on this Jackie film either and it's due out in less than a month now.

    Jackie Chan signs on to reported immigrant drama set in Tokyo's Shinjuku district
    The Associated Press
    Published: July 16, 2007

    HONG KONG: Jackie Chan has signed on for what Chinese media described as a drama portraying the lives of Chinese immigrants in Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district scheduled to start shooting in November, Chan's spokesman said Tuesday.

    Solon So confirmed Chan's involvement in the Derek Yee movie whose Chinese title translates as "Shinjuku Incident" in English, but declined to give details to The Associated Press about Chan's role or the plot.

    According to the Beijing News newspaper, "Shinjuku Incident" is about Chinese immigrants in Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's most crowded shopping and entertainment districts.

    The report quoted Hong Kong director Yee as saying Chan's role will be more drama than action.

    "A few years ago the audience couldn't accept Jackie Chan as an actor. But he has matured and the timing is right," Yee reportedly said.

    Chan mentioned the new movie in an interview with the AP last year. He wouldn't describe the story but said then it's based on a true story and that it would be shot in Japan.

    Spokesman So said Chan's production company, JCE Movies Ltd., has invested in "Shinjuku Incident," but did not provide further details.

    A spokeswoman for JCE, Kitty Leung, told the AP the film is scheduled to start shooting in November. She said the movie doesn't have an English title yet.

    Chan is currently shooting "The Forbidden Kingdom," a Hollywood kung fu movie costarring Jet Li.

    The Beijing News said "Shinjuku Incident" will also feature Ken Watanabe from "The Last Samurai" and Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu.

    JCE spokeswoman Leung declined to reveal the cast. Contact information for Watanabe's publicist wasn't immediately available.

    Calls to director Yee's office went unanswered.
    Teaser poster
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Western MASS
    Posts
    4,812
    man i love jackie. i hope they wont slow down any of his stuff or restrict his fight scenes like in his last couple movies. the guy is in his 50's and moves better then most of the people on this board.
    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mantis View Post
    Genes too busy rocking the gang and scarfing down bags of cheetos while beating it to nacho ninjettes and laughing at the ridiculous posts on the kfforum. In a horse stance of course.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,070

    There's a lot in this article

    The Myth and Police Story becoming TV shows?

    The Disciples as the New Little Fortunes?

    Jackie Chan's 'Shinjuku Incident' to Premiere at HKIF
    January 13, 2009 10:34

    Jackie Chan's Shinjuku Incident, filmed last year in Japan and China, will premiere at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 22 - April 13). The movie, produced by Emperor Dragon Movies and directed by Derek Yee, is a serious drama about a Chinese immigrant in Japan. Shinjuku Incident is scheduled to open in Hong Kong in early April.

    Since Jackie wrapped filming of The Spy Next Door at the end of December, he has been back in China keeping very busy. On New Year's Eve he joined friend Emil Chau to sing at a concert in Shanghai. Back in Beijing, he attended a press conference to announce that his 2005 film The Myth will be made into a television drama which will air in China and which Jackie will produce. Jackie said that he had thought about making a film sequel to The Myth, but felt that a television series would better be able to play out his many ideas for the story. At the ceremony, Jackie presented actor Hu Ge with one of General Meng Yi's outfits from the movie. Hu Ge was surprised and honored at receiving such a valuable gift. Last year, one of these outfits was auctioned off in China to benefit Jackie's Dragon's Heart Charity. Jackie announced that Police Story would be made into a television drama, also to air in China.

    Jackie was joined by popular Mainland singers Tan Jing and Chang Shilei to record "Zhong Guo Nian", a song for the Chinese New Year. Jackie said that he hoped the song would be a greeting to all the people of the world.

    Finally, The Disciple finalists and winners (known as the New Little Fortunes) have recorded a special song just for Jackie. The title of the song, "Sifu" means "teacher." The group will sing the song to Jackie at a special Chinese New Year celebration sponsored by CCTV in Beijing at the end of January.

    Filming for Jackie's next movie is set to begin next month in China.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Bronx N.Y.U.S.A.
    Posts
    153

    Jackie Chan's latest The Shinjuku Incident....

    Action-packed ‘Shinjuku Incident’ trailer
    By Mark Pollard • February 4, 2009


    The full trailer for Jackie Chan’s latest movie, THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT, is now available at the film’s official site. http://shinjukuincident.emp.hk/en_main.html While there, you’ll also find a synopsis, cast and crew info, pics, and desktop wallpaper downloads. What still hasn’t been added as of this writing is a making-of featurette.

    Many of us knew this was going to be a crime drama where Chan performs very limited fighting action. What I find surprising about this footage is how much action is still in the movie.

    The film looks like one of Chan’s smartest and edgiest since NEW POLICE STORY, which is highly welcome given the many lightweight roles we have had to endure since. It’s probably no coincidence that Chan is again paired up with Daniel Wu who has risen above many of his peers to become one of Hong Kong’s leading dramatic actors.

    The film sports so many quality actors that it’s going to be hard for it to fail, even if the trailer had not looked as good as it does. Naoto Takenaka is a three-time Japanese Academy Award winner. Then you have mainland Chinese talents Xu Jinglei (THE WARLORDS) and Fan Bingbing (THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM), great character actors like Lam Suet (EXILED) and Paul Chun (FIST OF LEGEND), and action veterans Chin Kar-lok (ONE NITE IN MONGKOK), Ken Lo (FATAL CONTACT) and Yasuaki Kurata (SO CLOSE).

    Once a Shaw Brothers actor known for leading roles in quality martial arts films like THE SENTIMENTAL SWORDSMAN and SHAOLIN PRINCE, director Derek Yee has evolved into a very talented filmmaker. In recent years Yee has been finding success as a director of crime dramas, specifically ONE NITE IN MONGKOK (2004) and PROTÉGÉ (2007), both starring Daniel Wu. THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT is his latest.

    THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT is heading to theaters in select Asian territories on April 2nd. One place the film will not be appearing is mainland China where censors have taken exception to the gangster elements and the anti-heroic role that Jackie Chan plays.

    Yee refused to budge on making cuts which is something I have tremendous respect for. Mainland China represents a huge yet creatively stifling market that Hong Kong filmmakers in recent years have regrettably been forced to cater to in order to stay in business. With the release THE SHINJUKU INCIDENT there is yet hope that Hong Kong filmmakers unwilling to sell out on their vision can continue to find enough support for their work elsewhere to carry on.
    RAYNYSC

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,070

    There's an error...

    ...that Kungfucinema article above lists Fan Bingbing as in Forbidden Kingdom, but it was actually Li Bingbing. That mistake gets made a lot.

    Know your Bingbings.

    Fan Bingbing
    Li Bingbing
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,070

    opens nationwide on April 2, 2009...

    ...of course, that's in the nation of Malasia. Who knows when it might open here in America?
    Reaching out with Shinjuku Incident
    Sharyn Yap

    REPORTS in a newsmagazine about Chinese immigrants in Japan during the 1997/1998 period caught acclaimed director Derek Yee’s attention and an idea germinated. According to Yee, the notion of Chinese people forming their own pockets of communities in places they migrate to was not something new but unlike other more open societies, Japan has always been a tough place for migrants to gather roots because the Japanese were wary of them.

    "Very little was known of these communities that sprang up in Japan because they were illegal and stayed very much underground," he said. "I wanted to present a Chinese viewpoint of life within these communities.

    "It’s not a real story, of course, but an adaptation of what my research revealed."

    The result is Shinjuku Incident, a blockbuster movie that brings together two of Hongkong’s biggest boxoffice draws – international action star Jackie Chan and Yee (of Protégé, One Nite in Mongkok and Full Throttle fame).

    Made at a cost of more than US$25 million (RM90 million), the film pools several top talents from Hongkong, Mainland China and Japan, including Daniel Wu, Xu Jing-lei, Fan Bing-bing, Naota Takenaka and Masaya Kato with location shootings in Japan’s Shinjuku and China’s Suzhou and Changchun.

    Because the research was so fascinating with the story evolving all the time, Yee said that the film probably took him the longest time to complete but the result should be worth all the effort.

    The story revolves around a tractor repairman from Heilongjiang in northern China, played by Chan, who sneaks into Japan illegally in search of his girlfriend Xiu-xiu (Xu Jing-lei) after he loses contact with her.

    Once there, he joins the other immigrants, who are shunned by the mainstream society, hounded by the Japanese yakuza (the Japanese triad) and who go about their days under fear of discovery and being repatriated.

    Under the guidance of a friend, Jie (Daniel Wu), he settles into a routine and soon discovers that Xiu-xiu has married Eguchi, a yakuza leader. He later finds himself working with Eguchi but Jie’s betrayal brings things to a head…

    Shinjuku Incident boasts a side of Chan never before seen by his audiences after over three decades in the movie business with the action choreography in the capable hands of Chin Kar-lok (Full throttle, All’s Well Ends Well 97 and Full Alert), who started his career as part of Sammo Hung’s stunt team and who has become one of Hongkong’s top stuntmen and martial arts choreographers today.

    The thing that struck Yee as he was researching for the script was how little human nature has changed through the years.

    "People have always moved to where the money was or where the economy was booming," he said. "We are not just talking about the Chinese but also Europeans as well. And, when these migrants settle in and are oppressed, they survive by uniting and evolving into organisations.

    "I think audiences will take away different things from Shinjuku Incident. All our own personal experiences will find a resonating chord or two in the story that unfolds in the movie." - Sharyn Yap

    Shinjuku Incident is distributed by Golden Screen Cinemas and opens nationwide on April 2, 2009.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Western MASS
    Posts
    4,812
    jackie chan gunning own japanese in broad daylight = the win for me. i will see this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mantis View Post
    Genes too busy rocking the gang and scarfing down bags of cheetos while beating it to nacho ninjettes and laughing at the ridiculous posts on the kfforum. In a horse stance of course.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,070

    4/2/9 for HK - 5/1/9 for Japan

    Still no word on an American release...
    'Shinjuku Incident' to Open in Hong Kong
    * February 17, 2009 18:39

    The star-studded film 'The Shinjuku Incident' by Hong Kong director Derek Yee will soon open in Hong Kong on April 2.

    Leading actors Jackie Chan has teamed up with co-star Fan Bingbing to shoot a spread in Cosmopolitan magazine to promote the film. The two appeared together on the magazine's cover in last September's issue.

    The drama, originally set to hit screens by late September last year was postponed. According to media reports the film has not passed the censors on the mainland.

    Reportedly, the production team had thought to tone down the violence in the film to meet the requirements of the mainland but finally scrapped the idea as it would destroy the film's integrity.

    The drama, set in 1990s, portrays the lives of Chinese immigrants in Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district.

    A tractor mechanic from China nicknamed Steelhead (Jackie Chan) enters Japan illegally in search of his girlfriend Xiu Xiu (Xu Jinglei). Steelhead and his friend, Jie (Daniel Wu) meet in the busy Shinjuku district and take manual labouring jobs to earn money. When Steelhead finds out that Xiu Xiu has married a Japanese Yakuza leader named Eguchi (Ken Watanabe), he decides to remain in Japan. To obtain citizenship, he agrees to work for Eguchi as a killer, but quickly becomes used to the power. Soon he has become embroiled so deeply in the ways of the Yakuza that there is no turning back.

    In this big-budget movie that costs $25 million, Jackie Chan breaks away from his typical image as an upright and unbeatable action star. At the end of movie, protagonist Steelhead is killed, marking Jackie Chan's first on-screen death.

    The majority of the movie was shot in Japan.
    Director: Jackie Chan film too violent for China
    By MIN LEE – 1 day ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — Jackie Chan, the comical kung fu king, is starring in a new movie so violent that its director decided not to release it in mainland China, which doesn't have a film ratings system.

    Hong Kong director Derek Yee said Monday that he considered toning down the violence in "Shinjuku Incident" so it could pass censorship in China, but decided not to because he thought it would hurt the integrity of the movie.

    Yee said the $25 million Chinese-language movie, in which Chan plays a refugee who escapes to Japan and becomes a killer for the mob, has scenes that show characters getting a hand chopped off and pierced with knives.

    "We tried to cut the violent scenes to meet the requirements of the Chinese market, but producers I invited to watch that version thought it was incomplete," he said.

    Yee said Chan, who invested in the movie, agreed with his decision.

    Solon So, chief executive of Chan's company, JC Group, confirmed Yee's account.

    China doesn't have a ratings system, so every movie is released for all audiences. Chinese censors are also wary of subject matter that is politically sensitive, like Tibet or the military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.

    Yee said he wasn't worried about the film's setting of Japan — another sensitive topic in China.

    "For us, the problem was just the violence," he said.

    Sino-Japanese relations remain tense because of Japan's brutal occupation of China during World War II. The 2005 Hollywood film "Memoirs of a Geisha" was not released on the mainland apparently because the sight of Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li portraying Japanese entertainers would offend viewers.

    Yee's decision also had financial implications because the film is expensive by Asian standards and China is an increasingly important market, where a hit movie can make millions of U.S. dollars.

    "Shinjuku Incident" will be released in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia on April 2 and in Japan on May 1.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    282

    this looks pretty good

    I'm glad to see Jackie doing some more "serious" kinds of movies. I have to admit that in around 2003 I had almost regretfully written Jackie off -- this was after the sequels to Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon and the back-to-back "Inspector Gadget- like" duds Tuxedo & Medallion (which unfortunately, even the respective hotties in those films did not salvage). But then New Police Story turned out decent and I happened to really like Forbidden Kingdom, so he seems to be back in the right direction again. It almost goes without saying, but what that guy can do in his 50's now is truly amazing.
    The Eye Half-Shut:
    Part of the Truth Revealed
    http://rubesroost.blogspot.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolinlueb View Post
    jackie chan gunning down japanese in broad daylight = the win for me. i will see this.


    Why is that a win for you?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    new york,ny,U.S.A
    Posts
    3,228
    Quote Originally Posted by Kansuke View Post
    Why is that a win for you?
    because lueb like all of us on this board are racist against japanese. j/k, calm down kansuke. you're worse then blacks and jews, when it comes to this race thing. andlet me find out you're not even japanese. that'll just be to funny.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Western MASS
    Posts
    4,812
    Quote Originally Posted by Kansuke View Post
    Why is that a win for you?
    when is the last time jackie chan gunned down someone in cold blood?

    it could be jackie chan gunning down ________ in broad daylight = win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Mantis View Post
    Genes too busy rocking the gang and scarfing down bags of cheetos while beating it to nacho ninjettes and laughing at the ridiculous posts on the kfforum. In a horse stance of course.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    CA, USA
    Posts
    4,881
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Still no word on an American release...
    Actually, this would not be Jackie Chan's first onscreen 'death'. I've seen his character(s) die in at least 3 films:

    Hand of Death (aka, Countdown to Kung Fu) (1976).

    New Fist of Fury (1976).

    Plus another film where he was a young kid with a crew cut (title forgotten) where his character gets beaten to death.

    I'd definitely be interested to see Shinjuku Incident.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolinlueb View Post
    when is the last time jackie chan gunned down someone in cold blood?

    it could be jackie chan gunning down ________ in broad daylight = win.:




    That's very humanitarian of you.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    1,140
    Quote Originally Posted by doug maverick View Post
    you're worse then blacks and jews, when it comes to this race thing.

    "Worse"?! Are blacks and Jews 'bad' in your estimation?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •