Infusions from America, news from Asia
Fr, 07.12.2001, Bruno Amstutz
Jackie Chan simultaneously releases two sequels to his both highly successful comedies: «Rush Hour 2» which will be launched in February in Swiss cinemas and «Shanghai Knights», successor to «Shanghai Noon» which should open at the end of next year.
«Shanghai Knights» is no longer set in the wild west; rather it takes the powerful duo Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan back to early 20th century London. As Chan's on-screen sister, Fann Wong, who made a name for herself in Asia as a model, singer and actress, will make her first appearance in an American production. Shooting is due to get underway in February 2002. Chan, who now «commutes» between American and Asian productions, has a further offering for his growing fan base: «Te wu mi cheng», currently being filmed in Hong Kong, known as «Accidental Spy» in English, is scheduled to appear on our cinema screens by mid-April 2002.