Jackie Chan is making another instalment on his iconic Police Story franchise, as a direct sequel to New Police Story, here are the details.
Jackie Chan’s Police Story is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest action films ever made. It features iconic stunts like the destruction of a shanty town (a stunt borrowed by Bad Boys 2), hanging off the side of a moving bus with an umbrella, the epic ten minute final fight that decimates a shopping mall and a final leap and slide down an electric light pole (a stunt which burned all the skin off his hands and broke his pelvis). Five sequels followed, exploring different areas of stunt work, perhaps most notably Chan dangling from a rope ladder on a moving helicopter in Police Story 3: Supercop. In 2004, Chan launched a soft reboot of the franchise with New Police Story, with the latest entry being 2013’s Police Story: Lockdown.
New Police Story was noted for bringing out a darker side to Chan’s onscreen persona, something he rarely explored, with the exception of 1985’s The Protector and Heart Of The Dragon, as well as 1993’s Crime Story. He continued to explore darker, more complicated characters in 2009’s The Shinjuku Incident and 2017’s The Foreigner.
Appearing at Filmart, Chan announced that he will produce and star in a sequel to New Police Story, which will be the directorial debut of Nicholas Tse, who co-starred in the first film.
Far from winding down his career, Chan is busier than ever. Ride On is due to be released this year, with talks ongoing for sequels to Rush Hour and The Myth. In a change of pace, Chan has also written and directed romantic drama The Diary, which currently has no release date, and is also set to voice Splinter in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.
More on all of these as we hear it.
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