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Jackie Chan as Chinese immigrant in Tokyo

JackieChan.jpgJackie Chan is to produce and star in a drama called The Shinjuku Incident directed by Derek Yee Tung-sing. The film will be set in the nineties and look at the lives of Chinese immigrants in Tokyo. The rest of the plot is being kept quiet for now.

Derek Yee Tung-sing directed One Night in Mongkok (Filmstalker review), while Jackie Chan is showing that his desire to play more dramatic and less action roles is actually becoming a reality.

According to the story in Variety, the budget for this film will be larger than US$15 million.

I think that's a great move and you have to admire Chan for doing that, it certainly is a difficult change to make, but with the acting experience that he has had I'm sure it will easily work for him.

Yet I can't help but think we could have seen so much more in the action realm from him. If only the Hollywood roles he had taken had been less typecast, secondary and comic, we might have seen some amazing things on screen and some films more reminiscent of his home produced action films.



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