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Jackie Chan is putting his funnyman act aside for his latest role as Quan Ngoc Minh in the action thriller The Foreigner, directed by Casino Royale's Martin Campbell. In the film, Chan's character is seeking to avenge the murder of his daughter, who died in a London Ira bombing. The single father ruthlessly pursues the bombers and battles ex-member of the Ira and Irish Deputy Minister Liam Hennessy, played by 007's Pierce Brosnan, whom he believes can identify the terrorists.
In a career that spans more than five decades, Chan has thoroughly mastered the art of comedy with »
- Thatiana Diaz
13 October 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
To American audiences, Jackie Chan is best known as one half of buddy comedies like Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon. But his latest English-language release (his first since 2010's The Karate Kid) is a departure from what domestic moviegoers are used to seeing from the 63-year-old actor.
"For action stars, it's hard to change," Chan told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about his choice to take a dramatic turn. "How many »
- Mia Galuppo
After Sylvester Stallone backed out of the fourth and final Expendables sequel back in March, the actor had a big hole in his schedule, which has now been fillled. The actor will be teaming up with international action icon Jackie Chan on a new action-thriller entitled Ex-Baghdad, which is said to be one of the biggest movies ever to come out of China. After Expendables 4 fell apart, Sylvester Stallone looked to this project to take on next, although it hasn't been confirmed when filming will begin.
Deadline reports that Scott Waugh (Need for Speed) has been set to direct, from a script by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco). The story follows a Chinese private security contractor (Jackie Chan), who is assigned to extract the Chinese workers of an oil refinery in Mosul, Iraq. When the contractor learns that the attackers plan on stealing a fortune's worth of oil, he teams »
“No one, and I mean no one wanted to make this movie.”
James Mangold delivered one of this year’s best films with Logan, and among its many acclaimed aspects is its vibe and feel of a modern-day western. It’s something he’s done before with Cop Land, but Mangold also made a point of directing an actual western as well.
Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary track for…
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Commentator: James Mangold (director)
1. He assumes the first question we might have for him regarding this film is “why” make a remake at all? “That original film had had such power on me ever since I saw it when I was seventeen years old, and I felt that the story could have power again in a very relevant way now.”
2. While he thinks most remakes are motivated by greed in his eyes for easy, recognizable »
- Rob Hunter
2000’s Even though Rush Hour was a critical and financial success, Jackie Chan chose not to solely focus on the American market. Following Rush Hour, Chan would go on to star in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999), a very different Jackie Chan movie. He would also produce Gen X Cops (1999) as well as appear in the film in a small cameo. On his return to Hollywood, he would star in Shanghai Noon, a Wild West set action comedy that surpasses Rush Hour in a number of ways, with even better action and a great co-star in the form of Own Wilson. Shanghai Noon also had fellow Hong Kong movie star, and member of the seven little fortunes Yuen Biao working behind the scenes on...
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More fuel for the reboot and remake fire that is burning strong in Hollywood has just arrived, this time from the battlefield of big screen war drama. Back in the early 2000s, Owen Wilson quickly rose to fame thanks to roles in films like Shanghai Noon, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, The Royal Tenenbaums and Behind […]
The post ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ Is Becoming a TV Series at Fox appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
In Kung Fu Yoga, Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture.
In this breakneck action-comedy, Chan is reunited with acclaimed director Stanley Tong. He stars alongside Aarif Rahman, Lay Zhang, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amrya Dastur, and Eric Tsang. Coming from Well Go USA Entertainment, Kung Fu Yoga will be in theaters January 27.
Director Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan have a long and storied history working together. And it was actually their third collaboration that turned Jackie Chan into an American sensation literally overnight. They first worked together on the sequel Police Story 3: Supercop. »
7 items from 2017
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