Actor unveils details of his $25 million film
After keeping a tight lid on the project for months, Hong Kong multihyphenate Jackie Chan has unveiled the details of his $25 million pic “Big Soldier.”Chan produces, stars and wrote the screenplay, which focuses on three people and a horse. Cast includes Chan, Lee Hom, previous unknown Lin Peng and South Korea’s Yoo Seung-Jun. “Underdog Knight’s” Ding Sheng is helming. Pic has been shooting in Yunnan province using a 100% mainland Chinese crew and has just moved to Beijing. “The film is set during the Warring States Period,” Chan told a news conference on Tuesday. “I play a big soldier, and Lee Hom plays a junior soldier. It’s an action picture with black humor plus a bit of romance.” Coin comes from Chan’s China shingle JCE, PolyBona, Xu Culture Media, Huacheng Media and My Younger Media-Television. “The budget of $25 million is big for the times that we live in, but this is a Jackie Chan film,” Yu Dong, prexy of co-investor and distributor PolyBona, told Daily Variety.