Jackie Chan’s CZ12 in Theaters on December 20

Jackie Chan’s (成龍)’s sure-to-be crowd pleaser, CZ12 <十二生肖>, will be released on December 20, just in time for the holidays. The movie took more than a year to film at worldwide locations. For those who keep count, this is Jackie Chan’s 101st movie. He wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film.

The story will revolve around Jackie Chan who plays Jackie, a.k.a. Asian Hawk, a treasure hunter for hire. The artifacts involve bronze-cast heads of the statues looted by the French from the Old Summer Palace in 1860s. These statues of the Chinese Zodiacs are considered to be China’s national treasure. Of the 12 zodiacs, 4 remain missing.

Originally, Jackie joins the hunt for a large reward offered by a relic collector. However, during the course, Jackie falls in love with Coco (Yao Xingtong), the daughter of a Chinese artifacts expert.  Coco convinces Jackie to recover the relics for the country’s sake instead of the rewards.

As the producer, leading actor and director of the movie, Jackie had to juggle multiple roles. Most of the action in the movie required his involvement, and many times he performed his own stunts as well.  In one scene, Jackie had to perform an acrobatic stunt on the roof of an eight-story French mansion. The scene involved him running on the roof to avoid being captured. He even sat on the ledge of the balcony which was many feet off the ground. Naturally, the crew and cast were amazed by his daring performance.

One trademark of a Jackie Chan movie is the international setting of the story; shots of the countries were selected to reflect the beauty of the location. In the artifact-stealing scene, Jackie was attracted by the immense beauty of the French countryside that he decided to take his time out there to enjoy the view. Jackie loves France, the people, the food, and the wine. Jackie said, “I have worked with many nice Frenchman before, and I enjoy working in France.”

For those who miss Jackie’s treasure hunt movies such as Operation Condor <飛鷹計劃> and Armour of God <龍兄虎弟>, CZ12 is not to be missed.

CZ12’s Trailer

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Source: QQ.com

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  1. His costars keep getting younger and younger… I wonder what his wife thinks about him romancing someone half his age!

    1. I think his wife will remain one eye close to maintain a harmony relationship..isn’t that what his wife does all the time?? when he had relationship with elaine? she just accepted jackie back w/o any dispute at all. hehe.. She must have really high EQ to tolerate jackie’s flirtatious attitude.

  2. Errr I thought he stopped making action films? Maybe ask his son to play the role instead of himself?

    1. Hell no. If I see Jaycee Chan star in another action film, I will cry.

  3. Cannot wait <3 Trailer looks interesting, I wonder where he learn his martial artist skill…

    1. You mean Jackie Chan? You don’t know? Opera troupe/training school. Same year and school as Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, etc.

      1. Yea JC. Nope, I don’t really follow his life that much. Opera teaches this much of martial artist, oi 🙂

        I should join Opera then. I’ll kung fu my way to hollywood 😉

  4. Awesome 12-12-12 and the 12 zodiac animal concept! Jackie seems to not want to retire and is always just working, hehe.

  5. Love armor of god and operation condor. Can’t wait for this film, love jackie

    This film seems to be about Asian hawk taking back the Chinese treasures stolen by the evil gweilos when those heathens burned the summer palace.

  6. I totally lost interest in him. He is such a hypocrite. HK or canto market make him what he is today. But when he goes to Hollywood he turned his back on HK market and now he is making his dime in China he totally deserted his canto supporters and only use mainland people for his movies. When is the last time we see him paired with a HK actress as lead? I don’t care much for people like him.

  7. He’s a jerk that caters to the mainland tyrants — “I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. I’m really confused now. If you’re too free, you’re like the way Hong Kong is now. It’s very chaotic. Taiwan is also chaotic.” Jackie Chan said.

    Hey Jackie. Your acting sucks, and I have the freedom not to watch your crap!

  8. maybe he got retiring or his pals ask him to work again so they can get jobs too, there’s recession in spain and many ppl cannot pay house instalments, banks take away their homes and it forces many to suicide

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