The Foreigner: Updates

An assortment of information gathered over the last few days about "The Foreigner".

Executive Producer Scott Lumpkin traveled to Shanghai with Jackie to location scout for "The Foreigner".

Production Designer Alex Cameron has begun working on Director, Martin Campbell’s, THE FOREIGNER. Starring Jackie Chan, the story centres on a restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown who is tracking down terrorists responsible for the death of his daughter.


This is the stage we’re at on our latest film project, The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan, which has recently moved into production, shooting around London locations. There have been a lot of loud bangs reverberating around our backlot recently - all in preparation for some pretty impressive pyro effects we're providing for the film. I don’t know what this guy’s role was in it all, but I can’t help but assume that he met a rather nasty end…


CAOLAN BYRNE is currently shooting feature film The Foreigner, directed by Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale). Caolan plays an IRA member in the film which stars Jackie Chan.


Emma Jerrold shoots for upcoming feature film The Foreigner.

Martin Campbell directs this action film starring Jackie Chan based on the Stephen Leather novel The Chinaman.

The Foreigner is set for release next year.


Jackie was filming this scene when he took a break from filming and dropped into a nearby pub:

Kung Fu king Jackie Chan put down his nunchucks and last week tried his hand at darts in a Walworth pub, writes Sean Morrison…

The martial arts mega star popped into The Good Intent in East Street as he was filming near the pub.

Vince McDonald, the pub landlady’s husband, was shocked when the martial arts film star walked into the pub and waved him over for a match.

Vince was impressed with the globally known film star’s throwing arm, but was convinced he would have beaten him in a competitive match.

He said: “He could throw a treble twenty, I’ll put it that way, but I think I could have beaten him. “I just didn’t want him to chop me, so I went a little bit easy on him.”

The 45-year-old gave the globally known film star his personal Tottenham Hotspur set of darts, along with an orange juice, before he was called over for a round in The Good Intent.

Chan reportedly said he would love to come back, and complemented the owner on the pub. Nobody seemed star-struck and it felt like business as usual, according to pub landlady, Wendy McDonald, 42, when the martial arts mega star arrived about 10:30am last Thursday.

“No one caused a fuss, which is one reason why he probably felt so comfortable being in here,” she said. “It was a huge shock though, of course, and everyone hasn’t stopped talking about it since.”

Filming for The Foreigner, which stars Chan and Pierce Brosnan, was taking place in East Street, near the pub – where the Hong Kong actor and stuntman was spotted in an imported telephone box.


This set is under-construction in an undisclosed part of London:


Kung Fu Panda 3: Press Conference

The day after the premier Kung Fu Panda 3 held a press conference to further promote the movie and to introduce the international theme song sung by Jay Chou (who also voices Monkey in the Chinese version) to Chinese audiences. Jackie is wearing the hat to disguise his hairstyle for "The Foreigner".


Video: Kung Fu Panda 3 Premier

Two news clips of the premier.


Photos: Kung Fu Panda 3 Premier

Some more photos of Jackie at the Kung Fu Panda 3 premier in Shanghai.


Kung Fu Panda 3 Premier

Today Kung Fu Panda 3 premiered in Shanghai, China. Jackie flew back from London, arriving in Shanghai this afternoon, to attend the premier. Also attending the premier was Jack Black and Kate Hudson.


Jackie Chan's Long Yun KungFu Troupe

The Chinese Fine Arts Society, Chicago's champion for Chinese art and culture and longtime leader of Chinese New Year festivities here, proudly announces its annual lineup of Chinese New Year events celebrating 2016 as the Year of the Monkey, with its centerpiece to be the Midwest debut of film star and kung fu master Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, in two performances only, Tuesday and Saturday evenings, February 9 and 13, at 7:30pm.

"We are honored to partner with so many of Chicago's top cultural institutions in celebration of the Chinese New Year," said Chinese Fine Arts Society President Julie Tiao Ma. "It is thrilling to see how the City of Chicago has embraced the joyous tradition of China's most important holiday and we are delighted to see that we are making tremendous progress toward Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2014 challenge to make Chicago the top destination in America for Chinese New Year celebrations."

Direct from Beijing, this engagement marks Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe's second only appearance in the U.S. since its founding in 2006 and the troupe's first time in the Midwest. Long Yun will present the U.S. Premiere of its new work 11 Warriors, a performance in five chapters combining kung fu, ballet, modern dance and drama to interpret the origin, spirit, artists, tenderness and essence of kung fu. Long Yun is made up of 11 nationally recognized Chinese Kung fu artists working under troupe president, Hu Wei. Under Jackie Chan's direction, the members of Long Yun studied extensively in all areas of performance - piano, voice, literature, as well as all forms of Chinese kung fu including Tai Chi, Bagua, Long Fist, Wing Chun, and many others. Long Yun focuses on traditional elements of kung fu with folding fans, flag performances, sword performances, and an element of chivalry in addition to modern elements of dance, drama, and technology to create a completely new art form. The troupe remains committed to its mission to share the five thousand years of China's culture and essence to audiences from China and abroad.

"I am delighted that the Chinese Fine Arts Society has arranged for the Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe to bring my vision of contemporary kung fu to the great city of Chicago and I am proud that Long Yun was chosen to be the first group to travel to Chicago under the cultural exchange agreement that was signed by the Ministry of Culture and Choose Chicago earlier this year," said Jackie Chan. "I am excited that a broad audience will have the chance to see the strength, agility and artistic depth of our new show 11 Warriors. I hope the relationship forged between the Chinese Fine Arts Society, the City of Chicago and the Long Yun Troupe is the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership, and that we will have many opportunities for future collaboration."

In May 2015, Choose Chicago, the city's official sales and marketing agency, and the China International Cultural Association, under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for cultural cooperation. The MOU signifies a commitment to further develop cultural ties in an effort to strengthen both Chicago and China as prominent global cultural tourism destinations. Long Yun is the first artistic group to be brought over by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Choose Chicago under the bilateral Cultural exchange agreement.

"We are delighted to welcome Long Yun to Chicago for Chinese New Year. I'm certain audiences will be amazed by the artistic talent and strength shown by these performers," said Melissa Cherry, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Cultural Tourism at Choose Chicago. "It is unique cultural programming like the Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe performances that further strengthens Chicago's relationship with China and our commitment to offering visitors educating and enriching experiences."


A Message From Jackie:

Long Yun KungFu Troupe Promotional Videos:


In Other News

La and Zy have been spotted dressed for the winter cold in Beijing:

And Jackie's book gets a Japanese release with a new cover:


The Foreigner: Back At Work

The Foreigner has resumed work after a hiatus for the holiday season. They have been location scouting in the UK and testing high speed cameras for stunt work (see photo).


Jackie Chan: The Best of 2015


Jackie sends a message to fans at the release of the MV for Dragonblade.

Jackie and Willie Chan at the wedding of Yuen Biao's daughter.

Jackie's toe socks made a guest appearance.


Jackie gives a quick interview at the airport after receiving the Panglima Mahkota Wilayah award in Malaysia.

Jackie signs his own design T-shirts at a promotional event for Dragon Blade.

Jackie plays piano during the "Hidden Energy" talent show.


Jackie launches his book.

Jackie watches a video for the Shanghai Baby House.

Jackie records a documentary with Tim Cahill.


Jackie promotes the Legacy 500 at ABACE in Shanghai.

Jackie takes a selfie with a fan's camera at AIFFA in Kuching.

Jackie smiles during the Far East Film Festival in Udine.


Jackie sings with Jonathan Lee
and Emil Chau at "Love From The Stars" Singapore.

Jackie promotes an anti-drug program in Singapore.

Jackie laughs during the opening of the Jackie Chan Movie and Media College.


Jackie receives an award for his special contribution to Chinese Film.

Jackie records 2 new songs.

Photoshoot for Bazaar Men's Magazine.


Jackie donates songto Changting County.

Jackie delivers aid in Tibet.

Fans donate to Jackie for Tianjin explosion victims.


Jackie snaps pics at the 70th Anniversary Parade.

Jackie attends the Shanghai Design Week.

Jackie attends the Silk Road Film Festival.


Jackie meets Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and President Xi Jinping.
Jackie poses in front of the Burj Khalifa.
Jackie signs on for "The Foreigner".


Filming for "Railroad Tigers" continues in sub-zero temperatures.

Jackie presents Lee Li-hua with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jackie sponsors David Cheng racing.


Police Story celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

Jackie arrives in Linyi for the last ten days of "Railroad Tigers".

Jackie donates a set of his reproductions of the 12 Zodiac heads.