April 10, 2007 02:09:11 GMT
Jackie Chan has on Saturday April 7th launched a Chinese TV competition aimed at scouting out new action movie talent.
Feel the need to find his movie successor, Jackie Chan has on Saturday April 7th launched a new Chinese TV show project, aimed at scouting out new action movie talent.
"A lot of actors are good at fighting but (their style) is not beautiful," the action actor told an audience that included a selected 20 of the show's contestants and some Chinese celebrities. "If you can incorporate dance with an ability to perform kung fu, that would be better."
The TV show, which English title is "The Disciple," is jointly produced by Chan and Beijing TV Station, known as BTV. It is said that there are more than 100,000 people have already signed up for a shot at kung fu stardom.
The show will run from March to October, with 10 winners appearing in a movie to be produced by Chan. The movie will be released before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Chan said.