July 23, 2007 08:01:25 GMT
Martial arts expert Jackie Chan will both produce and star in a drama feature about Chinese immigrants in Tokyo titled "The Shinjuku Incident."
Going to his next big screen stint after that in "The Forbidden Kingdom", Jackie Chan has signed on to both produce and star in a Japan-set immigrant drama entitled "The Shinjuku Incident", Variety has revealed.
Not much is known about the flick's story apart from the fact that it will be set in the 1990s and feature lives of Chinese immigrants in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Hong Kong filmmaker Derek Yee Tung-sing has been hired to direct under Chan's JCE group banner with Emperor Motion Pictures taking care the international markets.
Shooting is said to begin before the end of the year and will take place in Tokyo and some Chinese locations. Accompanied Chan to produce is Solon So, who was noted to state that the project's budget would be "bigger than 'The Myth'", which JCE also produced at a cost of $15 million.
Chan, famously known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, usage of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, made his way to break the North American market in 1995 through the worldwide release of "Rumble in the Bronx." Some of his past Hollywood films included "Rush Hour", "Shanghai Noon", "The Tuxedo", and "Around the World in 80 Days."