According to his blog, Chan wishes to direct a film after completing Shinjuku Incident, something he has not done for a number of years. The film is expected to be the third in the Armour of God series, and has a working title of Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac. Chan originally stated that he would start filming on 1 April 2008, but that date had passed. Because the Screen Actors Guild did not go on strike, Chan started shooting his next movie The Spy Next Door at the end of October in New Mexico, leaving the status of Armour of God III: Chinese Zodiac up in the air.
It was stated in many press reports that the genre of the film would be closer to drama than Chan's trademark action. Director Derek Yee reportedly said, "People are too familiar with the image of a fighting Jackie Chan. It’s time for him to move on to drama." In a recent interview, Chan himself describes the film as, "maybe one per cent action. Heavy drama.
Jackie Chan has starred in over 50 action films, and has intimated in recent years that he has grown tired of being typecast as the "nice guy".
The film is notable as the first in over 30 years, in which he plays a negative character—a criminal and compulsive gambler.
Although the Accidental Spy is a Hong Kong film, much of the dialogue is in English, particularly during communications between the Chinese characters and the Korean and Turkish characters.
Despite having a fairly serious and in some parts a dark plot, it still features some humour, as is typical of Chan's movies.
Gorgeous was originally conceived purely as a love story, with Chan as producer, but not as one of the film's cast. In order to secure the actress Shu Qi, the script of the film was re-written and a role for Chan was created. This soon developed into a starring role, and elements of action crept in.
However, Gorgeous remains primarily a romantic comedy and so it differs from his usual all-out action films. The action scenes are fewer and there is no real bad guy character - the fight with the nominal enemy is a pre-arranged bout and both fighters wear boxing gloves - competitive rather than motivated by revenge or the fight for survival.
Chan summarised the difference between the films Rush Hour and Gorgeous, stating the former was a job, and the latter was his baby. In Rush Hour his role was restricted to actor and action director. In Gorgeous, he was also the producer, editor and was involved in casting.
Unlike almost all of Chan's films, which feature a combination of comedy and action, Crime Story is a serious film with no humorous moments at all. The film is based on actual events surrounding the 1990 kidnapping of Teddy Wang.
After City Hunter's release, Chan not only disowned the film, but attacked Wong personally in the press.
In his subsequent movie High Risk, Wong struck back by modeling a character after Chan, insinuating that Chan was actually a boozing womanizer and a fraud who didn't really do his own stunts after all. The film offended Chan greatly and started a feud between him and one of the film's stars, Jet Li—a feud that would not end until Jet Li publicly apologized for his involvement.
The two have since become friends, and later made The Forbidden Kingdom, marking their first film together as lead actors.
Jackie Chan voiced singing and speaking voices in the Chinese dub for the Beast.
Jackie Chan is one of the best-known names worldwide in the areas of kung fu and action films. In his films, he is known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons and innovative stunts.
Jackie Chan has been acting since the 1970s and has appeared in over 100 films. Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a cultural icon, Chan has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons and video games.
Besides acting, Chan is a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred.