For decades, Jackie Chan has had a loyal fan base that still grows to include new generations. He has touched and inspired some of his fans so deeply that they have been able to follow their own creative path – I myself know what I am talking about. So does writer Ramona Lee Soo-Jun, who honours her idol with her English translation of her novel “Agent 00: Volume I”.
What do you do when you’ve already achieved everything as an actor, director, action legend and singer? Exactly, you set up your own award show to give something back to the film industry. It’s this what the annual Jackie Chan International Action Film Week stands for and even much more.
Jackie Chan’s films are unique in many ways. Not just because of the stunts and the successful combination of action and comedy. A trademark of the Chinese actor and filmmaker are his outtakes during the credits. But a real Hollywood insider has smuggled his way into a few chantastic films that has been up to mischief since the 1950s – the Wilhelm’s scream.
Yes there is. Remakes of popular Jackie Chan films. Indian fans have loved Jackie Chan and his films since the 1980s. But it wasn’t until 2005 that Jackie succeeded in filming “The Myth” for the first time in India. In 2017 he returned with »Kung Fu Yoga«. Today we look back on a few examples from Bollywood cinema that were inspired by Jackie Chan.
In 1995 Jackie Chan shook the streets of Vancouver in his film “Rumble in the Bronx”. Now he is dealing with the President of Vancouver Airport (YVR): Craig Richmond is preparing for the arrival of the star for the inauguration of Hong Kong Airlines’ new direct line from Vancouver to Hong Kong.