Chinese Zodiac looks like vintage Jackie Chan goodness


Jackie Chan’s 101st film is coming out on 12-12-2012. It’s called Chinese Zodiac, and if the old info about the film still holds true, it’s the long-brewing sequel to Armour of God and Operation Condor. That means some globe-trotting, treasure-hunting action with Asian Hawk for the first time in more than 20 years.

The recently released promo video above contains some behind-the-scenes footage of Chinese Zodiac, which is currently filming. If this is any indication about the film as a whole, it looks like we’re in for a classic, 80s-and-90s-style Jackie Chan movie. The last film of Chan’s I really enjoyed was 2004’s New Police Story, though both The Myth (2005) and Rob-B-Hood (2006) had some pretty good fights.

Needless to say, I’m excited about a possible return to form for Chan, but at 57 years old, I’m going to need to adjust my expectations. The same could be said of my hope for a reunion project with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao (and throw in Yuen Wah because he’s a Seven Little Fortunes alum as well).

[Via Twitch]

Hubert Vigilla
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