‘Karate Kid 2′ Locks Breck Eisner To Helm Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan

Mike Fleming

jadenEXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has locked Breck Eisner to direct Karate Kid 2, the sequel that will bring back Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. Harald Zwart directed the 2010 original, which grossed $56 million on its opening weekend and … Read More »

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Golden Horse Awards: Singapore Oscar Entry ‘Ilo Ilo,’ Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘The Grandmaster’ Win 2013 Honors

By | Saturday November 23, 2013 @ 12:00pm PST

Singapore’s Best Foreign Oscar hopeful Ilo Ilo took home top honors at the 50th Golden Horse Awards, where the Cannes Camera d’Or winner also nabbed Best New Director (Anthony Chen), Best Supporting Actress (YEO Yann Yann), and Best Original Screenplay. The drama acquired by Film Movement is primed for an early 2014 theatrical release. Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster nabbed Best Actress (Zhang Ziyi), Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup/Costumes, and Best Visual Effects. The martial arts biographical drama, released by TWC stateside, also won the Audience Award while Jackie Chan and his CZ12 team took home kudos for Best Action Choreography. Scroll down for full winners: Read More »

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Cannes: Jackie Chan Teams With Fan Bingbing On ‘Skiptrace’

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 11:20am PDT
Mike Fleming

Exclusive Media will produce and co-finance the Sam Fell-directed action comedy Skipttrace, with Jackie Chan starring with Fan Bingbing in a co-production between Exclusive Media’s Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Beijing-based Talent International Film Co. … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Jackie Chan, Sky TVNZ, Kim Dotcom

By | Monday March 4, 2013 @ 12:15am PST

Jackie Chan Ridiculed In Hong Kong For Pro-China Stance
Hong Kong action icon Jackie Chan faces a backlash in his hometown for joining China’s top political advisory body. Hong Kong remains suspicious of the mainland and many believe Chan was selected to appear at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference because of his visibility. Professor Sonny Ho, co-director at the Centre for Greater China Studies, describes the conference’s “united front” strategy as a campaign to promote a strong and peaceful homeland, unified with Taiwan. China’s growing clout has seen actors from Hong Kong and Macau drafted into patriotic movies that glorify the country’s past including the early Communist Party era. Chan’s appointment to the conference met derision online for his pro-Beijing stances such as calling for limits on the right to protest. Read More »

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Low-Budget Local Comedy ‘Lost In Thailand’ Breaking Records In China

By | Friday December 21, 2012 @ 3:23am PST

The Chinese-produced Lost In Thailand was made for a reported $3.1M and doubled that on its opening day. With $6.26M on December 12, it set a record for a Wednesday release, says Film Business Asia. It also took $14.9M on December 15, setting a one-day record for a domestic film and set another record for number of screenings with a massive 33,000 showings that day. The road movie, which follows two rival businessmen who travel to Thailand, beat single-day records held by Painted Skin 2, Titanic 3D and Transformers 3, Twitchfilm reports. Its unofficial cume as of Thursday was $72.2M. Financed and released by Beijing Enlight Pictures, the movie was written, produced and directed by Xu Zheng in his feature helming debut. The comedy will nevertheless face strong competition this weekend with the release of Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac and Andrew Lau’s The Guillotines. There’s currently no word of Stateside distribution, but you can click over to see a subtitled trailer: Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Nat Geo Channel Picks Up ‘Highway Thru Hell’, Al Clark Honored, Jackie Chan, Berlin Film Festival

By | Tuesday November 20, 2012 @ 10:37pm PST

‘Highway Thru Hell’ Lands At Nat Geo US
Beyond Distribution has sold Highway Thru Hell, a documentary series examining the treacherous trucking route, the Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia, to National Geographic Channel U.S., where it will premiere next February. Produced by Vancouver’s Great Pacific Media, the docu was commissioned by Discovery Canada where it posted the highest series debut in the channel’s history in September. The eight-part series follows the heavy rescue team as it attends the scenes of numerous wrecks, removing often dangerous cargo, cleaning up twisted metal and clearing the roads.- Don Groves Read More »

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Comic-Con: Jackie Chan On ‘CZ12′ And A Lifetime Of “Hurting”

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 5:39pm PDT

Luke Y. Thompson is contributing to Deadline’s coverage of Comic-Con.

During a funny, self-deprecating Comic-Con panel, Jackie Chan advised a crowd who gave him a standing ovation not to hurt themselves like he has. His latest movie … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ’1911′

By | Wednesday September 21, 2011 @ 7:38pm PDT

In this clip from 1911 released today, Jackie Chan portrays Huang Xing, the first commander-in-chief of the army of the Republic of China. The film marks the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution and founding of the Republic of China. It’s also being billed as Chan’s 100th film. He co-directs … Read More »

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Obama-Hu State Dinner Guests: Bob Iger, Wendi Murdoch, Barbra Streisand, Jackie Chan, B.D. Wong

By | Thursday January 20, 2011 @ 12:54am PST

This is the third formal state dinner of the Obama administration and each time Hollywood has been invited. Last night’s was for Chinese President Hu Jintao and … Read More »

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Jackie Chan Leaves CAA For Morris, And Paul Thomas Anderson Lands There, Too


I’m told Jackie Chan fired CAA on the day his new movie The Forbidden Kingdom opened #1 last Friday. Today he landed with the William Morris Agency’s Phillip Button. As for the There Will Be Blood director, Paul Thomas Anderson leftRead More »

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