During an event in Beijing, Jackie Chan said he’s interested in creating his own theme park in Yizhuang. According to the Malaysia Times, the park will be called JC World. The two square kilometer park will be comprised of five different sections, each providing visitors with a different cultural experience. Chan is partnering with an unnamed Chinese organization in the endeavor.
The Hollywood Reporter wonders if this will be an amusement park with rides, but it sounds more like a giant museum, which will feature furniture, jewelry, and antique Chinese buildings that Chan purchased and restored. Chan said the following:
I was very poor when I was a child, so when I had money later on, I bought all sorts of things and went around the world collecting them. I want to exhibit all my stuff. They may not all be worth a lot of money, but they may have a story behind them.
This isn’t the only unexpected Chan project to be announced. As we reported a few months ago, Chan is also planning an autobiographic stage musical. That’s all well and good, but I still think that Jackie Chan should make a modern-day silent film or do a remake of It’s Always Fair Weather with Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao.[Malaysia Times via The Hollywood Reporter]