Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jackie to Work With Zhang Yimou

While recording ADR and dubbing for NPS2013 today at Huirou Film Base in Beijing, Jackie allowed the press to be there for the day and gave a short interview.

Despite dubbing without a break from 10 am to 3 pm Jackie still had plenty of energy to answer questions. Reporters were impressed with Jackie's Beijing accent, noting that compared with many other HK actors his Mandarin skills were excellent. Jackie joked that he had been 'drifiting North for a long time'.

Jackie revealed that he had always wanted to be a policeman but could not pass the entrance exam because at the time of applying he could not read. He also failed the entrance examination for the fire service. As a result he turned to the movies, writing scripts to fulfil his dreams. Jackie also spoke about working with Liu Ye (the villain in the film) and how his many years of experience made it possible for him and his team to work with any opponent without injury.

Once again Jackie mentioned his desire to play many different kinds of roles and said that the only thing he will not do is play a villain and that this self imposed limitation had caused him to turn down many roles. Jackie mentioned that his next movie will be a Hollywood production in which he will have no action scenes at all (Skiptracer) but he was really in love with the script. Also revealed today (although this isn't such a big revelation) is that Jackie will once again be singing the theme song of the movie. Jackie did mention that this was going to be a 'special' song.

When asked about cooperating with mainland directors Jackie said that he and Zhang Yimou will be making a film together next year that will be "completely unexpected" - no one will imagine that Jackie would make a movie like this. The film evolved out of a script idea that Jackie had during a conversation with Zhang Yimou that is finally coming to fruition. Jackie also said he had had an invitation to make a movie with Chen Kaige and had the script for two years before having to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts. Jackie finished by saying that in future he will play many different roles.



Anonymous said...

Nice photos, great plans, He must make more and more wonderful movies, I am sure it will be all a super amazing Jackie Chan movie !!! I know He works and plays always true from His heart. He always gives pure true Himself, that's why He always plays roles which comes from His soul, and never a artificial mirror....but true pure emotions !!! This is what I love the most in His acting and in His movies and in Him !!! <3

Anonymous said...

Jackie mentioned that his next movie will be a Hollywood production in which he will have no action scenes at all (Skiptracer)???

Amelie said...

I am so happy that Jackie said about making another movies and prepared next scripts. That´s great and let´s believe we will be able to see PS 2013 soon.

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