The Chinese Kung Fu Star Jackie Chan Are Joining Forces To Star the Russian-Chinese Fantasy Film 'Viy-2'
Updated: November 4, 2016
As we know, Jackie Chan is the most well known Chinese martial artist, actor, producer, and director currently working in Hollywood. His work on the big screen has ranged from starring in a number of international movies and domestic blockbusters over the course of his whole career
Recently, according to a report, Jackie Chan will continue his work with Action men Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new movie 'Viy-2', a Russian-Chinese adventure fantasy movie and the sequel to the 2014 movie 'Viy'. Actually, the original film was apparently a big enough blockbuster in Russia. As for now, the role of Arnold Schwarzenegger on 'Viy-2' movie wasn't revealed, but another leading role will be played by Jackie Chan and Charles Dance, Martin Klebba and Christopher Fairbank are also expected to join the movie.
'Viy-2', also known as 'Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery' focuses on the adventures of Jonathan Green (Jason Flemyng), an English traveller who is assigned to draw a map of Russia's Far East. Along the way, Green encounters interesting characters and martial-arts masters.
The movie centers on English explorer Jonathan Green (Flemyng), who receives an order from Peter the Great to map the Russian Far East. “Once again he sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China,” according to a statement. “The cartographer will face many breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial-arts masters and the Dragon King.”
Up to now, Jackie Chan and Schwarzenegger have yet to cross paths in a big way on the big screen, On that note, it would appear that Jackie Chan and Schwarzenegger are finally set to cross cinematic paths in the forthcoming Russian-Chinese fantasy adventure Viy-2.
The film was shot in China, and directed by Oleg Stepchenko. Earlier reports say China is investing $15 million in the film with total budget of $36 million. It is expected to hit theatres next year. Could Jackie Chan still be the Dragon King in this movie? We’ll have to wait until the film releasing at the next year.