Chan makes his centennial outing
THE upcoming historic epic film 1911 will mark Jackie Chan’s 100th film project. Chan stars in the film and co-directed it with Red Cliff cinematographer Zhang Li.
The billing coincides with the centennial of the Wuchang Uprising, also the film’s storyline, when Sun Yat-sen’s forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty and founded the Republic of China.
The film’s distributor, Well Go, plans to mark the occasion with a simultaneous release in China and the US in October 2011.
Well Go president Doris Pfardrescher told The Hollywood Reporter: “Jackie Chan is an icon and it’s just thrilling to be able to bring this film to his North American fans on the same day and date as Asia’s theatrical release.”