Chan plans to keep up stunts, despite age

By Xu Fan | | Updated: 2017-01-24 10:04

Chan plans to keep up stunts, despite age

Jackie Chan, the 62-year-old Chinese kung fu giant, hopes he could continue to shoot death-defying stunts for the movie fans. [Photo provided to China Daily]

He may be 62, but Chinese kung fu legend Jackie Chan has no plans to stop performing death-defying stunts anytime soon.

"I love cinema. Movies are my life. I'll fight on the big screen for those who love films," Chan told a recent Beijing event promoting his upcoming feature, Kung Fu Yoga.

"How time flies. I don't know how many more years I'll still be able to shoot such action-packed movies," he says.

The Sino-Indian coproduction, which also casts Hong Kong singer-actor Aarif Lee and Indian actor Sonu Sood, will open on the Chinese mainland on Jan 28, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Chan was seriously injured when shooting the film in Iceland last year.

But he insisted on returning to the set a few days after a five-hour operation.

The movie marks the eighth time Chan has teamed up with Hong Kong director Stanley Tong, who made Chan a Hollywood icon in the 1990s.

Their previous hits include Rumble in the Bronx, Rush Hour and The Myth.

Their latest film blends Chan's signature comedy with exotic elements, Tong says.

Visual aspects include car chases in Dubai, fighting animals in India and diving in Iceland's frozen waters, he says.

Chan plans to keep up stunts, despite age

Cast of the Jackie Chan's forthcoming comedy action Kung Fu Yoga. [Photo provided to China Daily]


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