Andy Lau and Jackie Chan Enlist in the Shaolin Temple

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Can’t get enough epic martial arts movies? Well neither can the Chinese, with China continuing to roll out the big-budget kung fu movies at a fast clip. The latest is “Shaolin Temple”, which boasts a $29 million budget and stars Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse. Also joining them will be Fan Bingbing, rising asskicker Wu Jing, Yu Shaoqun, and a couple of thousand actual Shaolin monks. No, really. Actual, honest to goodness Shaolin monks will be co-starring in the movie. Who says you gotta go to Hollywood to be in the movies?

“Shaolin Temple” will be directed by Benny Chan, who has directed a number of high-profile movies starring Jackie Chan (no relation), including “New Police Story” and “Rob-B-Hood”. Variety says the movie is apparently a remake of a 1980s kung fu movie of the same name, but since “Shaolin” shows up in about a trillion Chinese martial arts titles in the ’80s, it’s anybody’s guess which movie they’re referring to. Although it could be the 1982 “Shaolin Temple”, which starred a young Jet Li, and involved murder, intrigue, and Imperial hijinks.

Action choreography on the movie will be done by Cory Yuen, who has done action work on “The Transporter” and John Woo’s “Red Cliff”, and is actually a pretty decent director in his own right. If you’ve never seen his 2002 action movie “So Close”, I would highly recommend it.

The new “Shaolin Temple” is expected to start shooting at the end of 2009 for a late 2010 release.

This is Fan Bingbing. Cause I figured you'd rather see her than more Jackie Chan.

This is Fan Bingbing. Cause I figured you'd rather see her than more Jackie Chan.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    too bad Jackie Chan will be running away again while fighting and using the environment:/

    Nicholas Tse is sick from Dragon Tiger Gate

    hope this movie is good

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      I agree. I’d love to see more old school Jackie doing serious martial arts. It was great to watch him in Forbidden Kingdom.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    too bad Jackie Chan will be running away again while fighting and using the environment:/

    Nicholas Tse is sick from Dragon Tiger Gate

    hope this movie is good

    • Dedpool

      I agree. I’d love to see more old school Jackie doing serious martial arts. It was great to watch him in Forbidden Kingdom.

  • Bucka

    Its hard to keep up pace when you are in your mid-50s as Jackie is. Although I must agree if only he couldve stayed age 30, his older movies were kickass…

    Will go see this regardless of critics cause most of Chan and Lau films are great…
    Apart from Shangai kinghts and 3 Kingdoms….

  • Bucka

    Its hard to keep up pace when you are in your mid-50s as Jackie is. Although I must agree if only he couldve stayed age 30, his older movies were kickass…

    Will go see this regardless of critics cause most of Chan and Lau films are great…
    Apart from Shangai kinghts and 3 Kingdoms….