After years of development and work on other projects, Jackie Chan is currently filming final big action film Chinese Zodiak aka Armour of God 3 (十二生肖, aka CZ12).
The film revolves around Asian Hawk in his final mission, in which he must collect the 12 statue heads of the Chinese Zodiac to save the world. One may remember that Chan used the Chinese Zodiac symbols as the basis for the first season of his animated series, JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES, back in 2000.
Production began in June in Paris, France with Chan at the director’s chair and Stanley Tong as producer. Both previously worked on SUPERCOP: POLICE STORY III (1992), PROJECT S (1993), RUMBLE IN THE BRONX (1995), and FIRST STRIKE: POLICE STORY IV (1996).
A concept teaser has been release to the Chinese media in December, a year before the official premiere on December 12th, 2012 in IMAX theaters. There is no actual footage has been revealed in this teaser, only retrospective montage of Chan’s classic action films in chronological order, follow by a behind-the-scenes glimpse of gun fights, car chase and his trademark improvise-with-the-environment style of fighting.
How I love it! For real fans it is an awesome chance to see Jackie in his original martial arts movie genre in which he is still The King of Action. Waiting for official trailer!