Dancing! Fighting! Bowling Alleys! It’s Jay Chou’s The Rooftop

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Jay Chou

At a young age, Jay Chou has already had an interesting career. Not only did he have a part in director Woo-ping Yuen’s badass martial arts flick “True Legend,” he co-starred in the big-budget Hollywood action flick “The Green Hornet.” What’s more, the guy already has his second directorial feature in the can. “The Rooftop,” a bizarre musical martial arts flick loaded with dancing and colorful costumes, is expected to arrive in theaters in China this spring.

The trailer you see embedded below is a short and saturated assault on your senses. Although it’s not nearly as outrageous as Baz Luhrmann’s “Molin Rogue,” it definitely resides in the same gawdy neighborhood. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in checking it out.

The folks at Popular Asians have some more information:

“The Rooftop” was shot on location in Taiwan, Beijing, and Shanghai. The film depicts a fantasy retro world resembling the 1970s musical, combining romance, martial arts action, and special effects. Jay Chou gets to act, dance, and fight in the movie. The glam rock style setting, intertwined with the poetic and classical flavor, strongly exemplify Jay’s trademark musical style, Zhongguo Feng.

You can check out the trailer and a poster for Jay Chou’s “The Rooftop” below. When I have more information about the flick resting in my virtual lap, I’ll be sure to let you know. Promise!

The Rooftop (2013) Movie Poster

Via : Film Smash

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.