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Jackie Chan reaches milestone, bags 100th film

MUMBAI: Hong Kong-based action hero Jackie Chan will soon star and co-direct Chinese Zodiac, an action caper with a budget set at 250 million yuan ($37 million). In addition to the 100-picture milestone, the film marks Chan‘s return to direction since Who Am I? in 1998.

Produced by Emperor Dragon Movies, a subsidiary of Emperor Motion Pictures, the film will have Chan on a series of treasure hunts across the globe, linked intricately with one of the major events in Chinese history.


The idea for Zodiac came to Chan six years ago but his busy schedule did not allow him to work on the story until this year. Chan will co-direct the film with five-time collaborator Stanley Tong who helmed such Chan starrers as Rumble in the Bronx, The Myth and the third and fourth part of the Police Story series.


The film will be shot on location in France, Vienna, Hong Kong, Beijing and Kazakhstan.


Before Chinese Zodiac, Chan will begin shooting for Kung Fu Kid (inspired by The Karate Kid) that co-stars Jaden Smith, (son of Will Smith) who is also the producer of the film.

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