Must Watch: Jackie Chan in Shinjuku Incident Trailer
by Alex Billington
March 8, 2009
Before you immediately sigh and click past this trailer just because Jackie Chan is in it, stop and give it a chance! In Shinjuku Incident, Chan stars as a Chinese refugee who ends up in Tokyo and gets embroiled in the local Yakuza gang culture. In essence, it's Jackie Chan vs the Yakuza, which once you see this trailer, you'll understand how badass that is! And best of all, it looks like Jackie Chan is finally returning to form! I really miss the good old days where Chan used to be a hard-edged badass who starred in R-rated films that barely showed in US theaters (e.g. Rumble in the Bronx). Could this finally be a trip back to those days?
Watch the first trailer for Shinjuku Incident:
For more awesomeness, head over to the official website: shinjukuincident.emp.hk
Shinjuku Incident is directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Yee Tung-Shing, of Full Throttle, Lost in Time, One Nite in Mongkok, Protégé, and numerous other Hong Kong action films previously. The screenplay was co-written by Yee Tung-Shing and Chun Tin Nam, of Crime Story, Seven Swords, The Warlords, and An Empress and the Warriors previously. Shinjuku Incident will debut in China in April and Japan in May, but it doesn't have an official US distributor yet, so we're not sure when it will show up here. Stay tuned!