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Gotta love a good old-fashioned Western. It’s a genre that’s been an American staple for decades. The image of the lone gunslinger is one that’s inspired countless novels, films, comics, and TV shows — and it’s one that’s bound to continue to do so for countless years. Though while as kids the genre may have been synonymous with fun adventure, the reality is that the majority of these flicks are slow, meditative character studies.
That’s all well and good, but I’m gonna chuck every one of those movies out the window today. You won’t find me talking about The Assassination of Jesse James, Once Upon A Time In The West, or The Unforgiven here. Granted, I acknowledge the quality of those films, but today, I wanted to highlight a handful of flicks that may be more in line with what we’ll be »
- Joseph Medina
Owen Wilson and Ed Helms currently have busy slates from now through the next year. Wilson will co-star in the upcoming heist comedy “Masterminds” due out at the end of September and Helms is currently filming “The One Percent,” a TV series created and written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and the team behind “Birdman.” But the two of them are teaming up for a new comedy out next year about two brothers who discover that they’re father, previously thought to be dead, is actually alive and in the country somewhere. The film also stars Glenn Close (“Fatal Attraction”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), Ving Rhames (“Pulp Fiction”), Katie Aselton (“The League”), Katt Williams (“The Boondocks”), and more. Watch the trailer below.
The film is the directorial debut of Lawrence Sher, who has previously served as the cinematographer on numerous successful comedies, »
- Vikram Murthi
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- Christopher Campbell
In 2000, we saw martial arts legend Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson team up in the old west homage Shanghai Noon, a film that gave a lighthearted update to the Western genre and remixed it with a Jackie Chan action flick. The result was pretty great stuff. As a fan of the Western genre, I found a lot to love in some of the nods they made to Spaghetti Western classics (such as the character Nathan Van Cleef), and it's difficult to go wrong with a Jackie Chan action scene. What's more, I thought Chan and Wilson had great chemistry.
A few years later, in 2003, we saw a sequel in Shanghai Knights, which took Chan and Wilson across the sea to Great Britain, where they fought against the power-hungry swordmaster Littlefinger -- I mean, Lord Rathbone. The movie itself, to me, was a step down from the original. No longer did »
- Joseph Medina
Soon after the one-two punch of Shanghai Noon and middling sequel Shanghai Knights in 2000 and 2003, respectively, talk of a third entry into MGM’s cult action series faded and faded fast – that is, until now.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is firmly committed to getting the long-in-development threequel back on track, courting both Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson to saddle up for another crowd-pleasing blend of Western and kung fu action. It’s still early days, of course, but we now understand Napoleon Dynamite helmer Jared Hess has agreed to terms to direct the Shanghai Noon sequel, which is currently tethered with the title Shanghai Dawn over at MGM.
Hess knows a thing or two about prolonged production cycles, too, after guiding Masterminds to the finish line, only to have the crime caper delayed by a full year as a result of Relativity’s financial woes. As for Shanghai Dawn, »
- Michael Briers
Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights rejoice! Word from Hollywood is that a third movie in the successful action-comedy series is on the horizon with both stars Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan set to return. Set to be directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), the new script is being developed from a story by original writers […]
- Scott Davis
Because it’s Hollywood’s job to persistently remind us that there are no new ideas, a revival of the Shanghai Noon franchise is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM has enlisted Jared Hess—whose biggest claim to fame is still Napoleon Dynamite—to direct, while original stars Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are in discussions to return to their roles. (No, they aren’t getting women to sub in for this reboot.) Lest you forget, Chan and Wilson played an imperial guard and a cowboy/outlaw-type, respectively, who team up for heroics and antics. They got back on the proverbial horse in 2003 for the London-set Shanghai Knights.
Chan’s been popping up in the news a lot as of late, as he’s set to receive an honorary Oscar and recently claimed Forbes’ title as the second highest-paid actor in the world. It sort of ...
- Esther Zuckerman
Back in May of last year it was announced that Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson were looking to reunite on Shanghai Dawn, a follow-up to 2000’s Shanghai Noon and 2003’s Shanghai Knights, and now Deadline is reporting that the project is moving forward under Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess.
The new film has been scripted by Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum from an original story by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, screenwriters of the first two movies. Spyglass Entertainment is producing the new instalment for MGM, while Millar and Gough will serve as executive producers.
See Also: Jackie Chan to receive Honorary Oscar from the Academy Awards
While the first two movies were solid hits, neither set the box office alight, grossing a combined $187 million worldwide. However, Jackie Chan remains big business in China, which has quickly established itself as a huge market, and his last movie Skiptrace opened to an impressive $62.2 million. »
- Gary Collinson
Thirteen years after the release of the last movie, Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are set to reunite for Shanghai Dawn, the third film in the series that started with Shanghai Noon and continued with Shanghai Knights.
The news comes via The Hollywood Reporter who say that MGM have hired Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) to direct. There are no major story hints, but the trade says that both Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who wrote the first two movies, will return to pen the third.
The original movie revolved around a Chinese man (Chan) who is forced to team up with an outlaw (Wilson) to save a Chinese princess. It grossed nearly $100 million back in 2000 with the follow-up bagging $88 million three years later.
- Paul Heath
Simon Brew Sep 7, 2016
The latest belated sequel to head to our screens? Well, it might just be the third Shanghai Noon movie. It’d been rumoured a while back, but the new film now seems to have been given the go ahead by MGM. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are both in talks to return to a franchise that was last on our screens in 2003 (with Shanghai Knights).
Furthermore, a director has been recruited as well. Jared Hess, best known for the wonderful Napoleon Dynamite, is set to call the shots on Shanghai Noon 3. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who penned the first two movies, have come up with the idea for this one. Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum have penned the latest draft of the screenplay.
Could be fun, this. The first Shanghai Noon was a real treat, »
Well, finally. After 13 years of talk, rumor has it Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan will finally be reprising their roles in the third installment of MGM’s “Shanghai Noon” comedy series, “Shanghai Dawn,” but this time, it will be helmed by “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess.
If you aren’t familiar, the “Shanghai” films are a modern, buddy-pic combo plate of Western meets Kung-Fu movie; in the first, Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), an Imperial guard, trails the captors of a Chinese princess to Nevada with the intention to save her, there meeting his cowboy outlaw partner Roy O’Bannon, (Owen Wilson) who helps him do just that. In the second installment, 2003’s “Shanghai Knights,” the duo bring their shenanigans to London to seek revenge for the murder of Chon’s estranged father.
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- Annakeara Stinson
Jackie Chan quickly rose to fame in the United States in the late 1990s thanks to his co-starring turn alongside Chris Tucker in the action comedy Rush Hour, which turned into a franchise. But let’s not forget about the other buddy comedy that Hollywood brought Jackie Chan into alongside Owen Wilson. Shanghai Noon followed Jackie […]
- Ethan Anderton
Talks are going to restart the franchise Shanghai Noon. I have to admit, didn’t see that one coming.
Back in 2000 the duo of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson teamed up for the action comedy Shanghai Noon. Set in the old west the movie was popular enough to get a sequel in 2003 titled Shanghai Knights. The guys definitely had some great chemistry and even my dislike of one of the actors, here’s a hint it’s not Jackie, got plenty of laughs out of me and even though the sequel wasn’t as good I still enjoyed it. So now The Hollywood Reporter that there is a sequel in development and it will be helmed by director Jared Hess (Nacho Libre, Napoleon Dynamite).
- email@example.com (Jason The X)
Well, this definitely comes as a surprise. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that not only is there going to be a new Shanghai Noon sequel, but also that it will be directed by none other than Napoleon Dynamite and Gentleman Broncos director Jared Hess. Now, I loved Shanghai Noon. The "You said wet shirt don't break, not piss shirt bend bars!" exchange is still something that... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Perhaps I’ll lose some Film Twitter cred, but I also don’t care, so here goes: “Shanghai Noon” and (in particular) “Shanghai Knights” are total guilty pleasures for me. Say what you will, but I think the pairing and chemistry of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson works quite well in those movies, and have a good […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
Way back in May of 2015, it was heavily rumored that Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson were ready to reunite for Shanghai Dawn, the third chapter in their Shanghai Noon trilogy, following the original in 2000 and Shanghai Knights in 2003. Now, it's being reported that the long awaited sequel is finally moving forward. Both actors will return to their roles as Chon Wang and Roy O'Bannon.
Shanghai Dawn is currently in development at MGM. Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will be at the helm of this next Western adventure. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who wrote the first two movies, are responsible for the story. Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum are writing the script.
No story details have been released at this time. The first movie follows the bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan), who works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is taken hostage, »
Plot details are being kept under wraps. The story is by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who wrote 2000’s “Shanghai Noon” and 2003’s “Shanghai Knights.” Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum penned the script.
Tom Dey’s original movie followed Chan’s character, who was forced to team up with an outlaw (Wilson) to save a Chinese princess. The film became a hit, grossing $99 million worldwide. David Dobkin’s “Shanghai Knights,” which had a similar plot but was set in London, underperformed at the box office, earning $88 million, leading to a third film being shelved.
Spyglass Entertainment is producing. Millar and Gough will executive produce.
- Justin Kroll
Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson said they will develop another Shanghai Noon for MGM with Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) attached to direct. The script is being developed from a story by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough (Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights) and a script by Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum. MGM’s chairman Gary Barber’s old company, Spyglass Entertainment, is producing. Millar and Gough will executive produce. The first Shanghai Noon bowed in 2000 and made a little… »
Jackie Chan, legendary actor, writer, director, producer and all-round awesome guy, is to be given an honorary award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards this coming November.
Jackie Chan, 62, a native of Hong Kong, has, in the 54 years since his first movie appearance as Yuen Lau in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (1962), appeared in over 30 martial arts movies. Perhaps best known in the west for his Hollywood features such as the Rush Hour series, Rumble in the Bronx and Shanghai Noon, his charisma and outstanding athletic talents have gained him many fans worldwide.
However, it is his work in Hong Kong that many of his fans consider to be the peak of his career. Be it in the seminal Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978), the iconic Drunken Master (1978, or the classic Police Story (1985), Chan’s ability to both charm and amaze »
- Robert Hill
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