Jackie Chan recently announced that he will no longer make action films, in order to focus on projects that require more acting abilities. But before he leaves the world of action, he made one last film, called "Chinese Zodiac." And today we have a new trailer for it. Watch that trailer below.
Chan wrote, directed, produced and starred in "Chinese Zodiac." He has been preparing for the film for seven years and shooting it for over a year in over ten cities in five countries. The actor called the movie "one of the most important films" of his career.
The globe-trotting adventure has Chan's character searching for the 12 bronze heads of the Chinese zodiac. The film is set to be released on December 20th in China.
The problem is that he is "retiring" from action films because, in a way, he pigeon holed himself into always being an action-no-stunt-double-corny-plot action star.
He could have just evolved his movies with more acting & less action, slowly weening off. What's wrong with that?!!...everyone (with a brain) knows he can't be doing this forever.
As for the acting, he's solid. I recently saw IP MAN with Donnie Yen and weirdly enough the action, period piece acting & drama was all top notch. Yen knocked it out of the park on that one & doubt Jackie could've matched it.
Kinda tough for Jackie to work on his acting such late in the game, career wise. But hey, I think he may be able to pull it off. Bet he gets offers left & right. A villain role would change it up to break all expectations...