Mar 19, 2008

Jackie Chan and Jet Li Plan Another Movie Together

This a good news for Asian movie lovers. Jackie and Jet Li will soon be come back.

Anyone who has any appreciation at all for the Kung-Fu genre can’t help but be at least a little excited (even if only in principle) about the notion of a Jackie Chan/Jet Li movie! Yeah… The Forbidden Kingdom doesn’t look like it’s going to be all that good (we’ll see soon enough), but it’s still Chan and Li together, so a lot of us will be there.

But for those of you who lament the fact that Forbidden Kingdom looks like it will suck… THERE IS GOOD NEWS! Apparently Chan and Li liked working together so much, they’re already planning on doing another film together. Yahoo News gives us this:

“The first day we started filming, it felt like we had worked together for many years,” Chan said, adding, “after filming this movie, we didn’t have enough fun.” “In four months (of filming), we went from friends to becoming brothers,” Li said. Chan said their fight sequences went so smoothly that cinematographer Peter Pau told them to slow down.

He said “The Forbidden Kingdom” is not the movie he wanted to make his first collaboration with Li, but he signed on when the project came along because “if I had kept waiting, who knows how long I would have had to wait.” Chan and Li said they want to shoot another movie together based on a script they started working on 15 years ago, but both stars refused to give details. Both actors were lukewarm in earlier comments about the “The Forbidden Kingdom,” which was shot in China but largely targets U.S. audiences.

The good news is that they seem to love working together and that it does appear another (hopefully better) Chan/Li film is on the way. The bad news is that they seems to be less than thrilled with Forbidden Kingdom. Yikes! When the stars seem lukewarm about an upcoming movie, you know there’s trouble ahead!

But who cares… I’ll still be there to see it, and I’ll anxiously await the next one they do… hopefully it WILL NOT be an American production.


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