Jackie Chan and Jet Li Film Finally Greenlit?

Coming Soon reports that according to Variety, the long in development Jackie Chan and Jet Li pairing on film, has been flagging a go. The two will star together for the first time in a $70 million action-adventure that Relativity Media will finance.

Robert Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little) will direct, while martial arts expert Yuen Woo-Ping (The Master, The Matrix Trilogy) will create the action sequences. Shooting is set to begin in April 2007.

The as yet untitled film has been rumored for some time, but Relativity, headed by Ryan Kavanaugh,joined only recently. The John Fusco (Hidalgo) script is based on the legend of the monkey king and his quest to achieve immortality.

Li is set to play two roles, that of the monkey king and a silent monk. Chan will play the monk T’sa-Ho.

Photo Credit: Jackie Chan in a scene from The Myth (San wa), and Jet Li in a scene from Fearless.

Explore More...