Contemporary from his horse wrangler movie Journey On, Jackie Chan has lined up an motion comedy flick centering on child pandas. The 69-year-old display screen icon is ready to star in Panda Plan, directed by mainland Chinese language filmmaker Zhang Luan (Tune of Youth, Give Me 5) and produced by Mandarin Movement Footage and Wishart Media Co.
The undertaking was introduced on the final day of Tokyo’s TIFFCOM content material market and can make its gross sales debut on the American Movie Market in Los Angeles subsequent week.
The movie facilities on a uncommon child panda with a darkish circle round only one eye, who turns into a worldwide sensation when he’s born at China’s Noah Zoo. However when a Center Jap tycoon dispatches worldwide mercenaries to kidnap the zoo’s child pandas, Chan, taking part in a model of himself as a global motion star, is compelled to get entangled in a rescue mission.
“An exciting and hilarious panda protection battle then breaks out on this wildlife park,” says Mandarin Movement Footage’ story abstract.
Co-starring within the movie are Shi Ce (Hello, Mother), Wei Xiang (Full River Purple) and Han Yanbo (The Tremendous Household).
Hong Kong-based Mandarin Movement Footage will provide the title to worldwide distributors at AFM, which runs Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at Santa Monica’s Le Méridien Delfina lodge.
Except for Journey On, which earned over $30 million in China in April, Chan was final seen reverse John Cena in Scott Waugh’s U.S.-China co-production Hidden Strike, which bombed in its restricted U.S. theatrical launch however was broadly seen on Netflix internationally. He additionally voiced Splinter in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, which introduced in $180.5 million worldwide for Paramount Footage.
The relentlessly busy actor has a number of tasks within the works, together with DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 sequel, by which he voices the character of Grasp Monkey, and a reported Rush Hour 4 movie that’s in improvement.