Chan too hot for China

JACKIE CHAN, WHOSE latest movie is too violent for Chinese censors, should have fewer problems with his current project, shooting now in southwest China.

By (Reuters)

Published: Wed 8 Apr 2009, 9:32 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:26 AM

Big Soldier, a period action-comedy, stars Chan as an old fighter who abducts a young general (Wang Lee-hom) of an enemy state and takes him on a long journey to collect the reward.

It is being directed by Ding Sheng, whose first film The Underdog Knight was released in China in 2008.

Chan’s latest release, the gangster thriller The Shinjuku Incident, opened in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia on Thursday. It will open in Japan on May 1, but won’t get distribution in China because of its violent content.

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