Almost a year ago, I wrote a blog post about Jackie Chan’s next project potentially being another installment in the Shanghai films, along side Owen Wilson. Today its being reported (via. Tracking Board/ The Hollywood Reporter) that MGM is moving forward with the project, with both Wilson and Chan attached to reprise their roles. The only other confirmation on Shanghai Dawn is that Jonathan Glickman will produce. Glickman also produced all the previous Rush Hour and Shanghai films.
I’ll buy the idea of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson teaming up again. I thought both actors were hilarious together during Shanghai Noon. I actually watched that film last month and was still entertained. Its never a bad thing to have more Jackie Chan. The 61 year old action star has given me many memorable Kung Fu/Action/Comedy films that I enjoyed watching growing up. Since Expendables 4 is also on the way, I hope he considers signing on, and that the cast is MUCH smaller. Owen Wilson is currently busy with production on Zoolander 2.
Shanghai Dawn has no current release date.