Action superstar Jackie Chan is set to film a movie in Dubai for the second time following the shoot for 'Kung Fu Yoga' in 2015. The film titled 'Vanguard' is directed by longtime collaborator Stanley Tong and co-produced by Jackie Chan's Beijing-based Sparkle Roll Media.
The iconic martial arts star will be shooting on location in Dubai by the end of the month, revealed the Dubai Film and TV Commission in an interview with GulfNews. Speaking to GulfNews, Jamal Al Sharif, chairman of the commission said, “Dubai Film and TV Commission is pleased to announce another great Chinese movie that will be filmed in Dubai, in collaboration with Shanghai Lix Entertainment Co Ltd and Alkatraz FZ LLC, a Dubai-based production company and line producer Maxine de Vere.”
The Chinese film is the sixth time Jackie Chan has teamed up with director Stanley Tong, and has so far announced Chinese stars Yang Yang, Ai Lun, Zhu Zhengting, Jackson Lou and actress/model Miya Muqi as part of the cast. Other filming locations for the action film will be in London, India and Taiwan. Local production partner for the film is Dubai based Alkatraz FZ LLC along with line producer Maxine de Vere.
Downtown Dubai, CityWalk and other prominent locations in the city will feature in the movie, and its expected that a significant number of local cast, extras and crew members would be involved in the production.