Jackie Chan’s successful collaboration with Chinese studio Huayi Brothers will continue later this year with the production of two more films — one set in New York and the other in the vast deserts of rural China.
Hot on the heels of the success of CZ12, the action comedy which generated $138 million at the mainland Chinese box office earlier this year, Chan will be producing and starring in the tentatively-titled Manhattan, a film which sees the Hong Kong star playing “a dark hero” who “converses with love and hate”, according to a statement released at a press conference in Shanghai. Meanwhile, Wolf Flag (a tentative Chinese title for the second project) will see Chan star in a “mournful ode concealed in the stricken desert”. Both films are slated for release in 2014.
Part of a slate of upcoming projects that Huayi Brothers dubbed The H Files, the two Jackie Chan films are joined by the previously-announced David Ayer’s Fury, the Brad Pitt-starrer co-produced by the studio and QED.