For Americans, Rush Hour 3 is a big sequel with lots of buzz. For the more select fans who followed Jackie Chan's career in Hong Kong, there is even bigger news about a sequel to one of Chan's most popular series.
"Next year, April the 1st, I start a new movie," Chan revealed. "I direct, I write my own script. It's called Operation Condor 3: Chinese Zodiac. Big action."
The Operation Condor series features Chan as an Indiana Jones-style adventurer pursuing mythical artifacts, with Chan's trademark style of action scenes. Perhaps the biggest find in part three will be Chan's return to directing.
"I haven't been directing for more than 10 years, even though I'm helping all my directors on the set. But now this time I'm totally in control. I write my own script. You'll see what happens.
This may be the most personal Jackie Chan movie in a decade. "Directing you can do a lot of things. I can put all my messages inside, I can put all my ideas inside. It's the feeling I create something."
Meanwhile, Chan is currently filming The Forbidden Kingdom, a Western take on the classic Chinese "Journey to the West" tale, with Jet Li and Collin Chou. He can also be seen soon in Brett Ratner's Rush Hour 3, out August 10.
Donc avril prochain, Jackie commencerait le tournage de AOG3 ! Film qu'il aurait écrit et réaliserait !
On pourrait penser à une rumeur... Mais j'ai plus à vous donner sur le sujet du film. Car cela rejoint les suppositions d'Anthropy en avril dernier (sur le forum jc-news.net). Il y a quelques mois, il faisait la relation entre AOG3 et les détails d'un scénario que Jackie voulait écrire:
He talked about AOG3 in 2006. Maybe. I guess it's more like a story about 12 Chinese Zodiac head statues that has been stolen from China during the times of Western Invasion of China during the early 1900s. Up to now, only two Zodiac heads has been recovered by the Chinese government through an auction.
Jackie said while promoting TM in 2006 in Mainland China, that he wants to write a script about how he tries to steal those stolen statues back from the countries where the statues are currently stored (which in fact, no one knows those exact countries). He said that he cannot do the stealing in real life, but he can do it in movies. The original director was meant to be Stanley Tong.
Later on, he seems to talk more about doing a sequel of AOG, and about how he wanted to direct again. Fankie, when asked by the Chinese press, sort of confirmed the idea that a possible project with Jackie was coming up, but didn't say whether it would AOG3 nor revealed anymore info.
So, I think the script might really be about how Jackie steal those statues back. Even if it is not called AOG3, that very idea of stealing definitely reminds us of Jackie's Asian Hawk character in AOG and AOG:OP.
Donc ça serait une histoire qui aurait pour sujet 12 statues (probablement statuettes) représentant les signes du zodiaque Chinois. Ces statues auraient été volées durant les invasions occidentales début 1900. Jusqu'à maintenant, seulement 2 d'entre-elles ont pu être récupérées lors d'une enchère par le gouvernement Chinois. Le film que Jackie disait vouloir écrire serait un film où il vole/récupère les statues manquantes dans les pays où elles sont (en fait, on ignore leurs emplacements). Tout ça me semble coïncider et le sujet me plaît bien, surtout si Jackie repasse à la réalisation .