Jackie Chan Wrote, is Producing, and Starring in Big Soldier
by Brandon Lee Tenney
April 7, 2009
Three people, one horse, and Jackie Chan. That's Big Soldier for you, a story set during the Warring States Period in China with a $25 million dollar budget produced, written by, and starring Chan, according to Variety. "It's an action picture with black humor plus a bit of romance," Chan told them. He'll be playing an older soldier who abducts a younger general of the enemy state and the two embark on a journey to collect the reward. Along a Chan, fellow Chinese actors Lee Hom, Lin Peng, and South Korean actor Yoo Seung-Jun will be starring with Ding Sheng, of only the 2008 film Underdog Knight previously, directing.
With Big Soldier, Chan will be veering back to his past action-comedy successes. Although it's a period film, the budget is fairly large, and especially because it's being shot entirely in China with a crew comprised entirely of mainland-Chinese, that budget is actually pretty staggering. But, as one of the film's investors puts it, "this is a Jackie Chan film." Go big or go home. That's what I always say. It'll be great to see Chan tackling some non-Americanized humor -- let's just hope it lands better than his most recent live-action installment, The Forbidden Kingdom. Even if it doesn't, at least the action will be fairly kick-ass. Right?
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
As much as we all love Jackie, if he did more movies like this Shinjuku Incident one people would love him to death...
REAL6 on Apr 8, 2009
As long as Uncle Bill is in it, I'm there.
flamer on Apr 8, 2009
Aww yeeeeah. This is good news.
ramez on Apr 8, 2009
Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.