That’s right, the 56 year old Hong Kong native is about to release his 100th film, a feat very few actors have ever achieved and one that I am thoroughly impressed with. As an international superstar, Jackie Chan has seamlessly gone back and forth between America and China, continuously making some really fun and solid films throughout his career. If only he would make some of the same types of dramas that he makes in China here in the States rather than just family comedies.
His 100th film is entitled 1911, which began shooting in September, and is expected to be released in October of 2011. With the film being picked up for both North American (Well Go USA) and UK (Showbox) distribution, we will at least have an opportunity to watch Jackie make big screen history and continue to stretch his amazing legacy (yeah, I’m a fan in case you couldn’t tell). After the jump you will see the first posters for the film along with a synopsis for the movie about the founding of the Republic of China.
Starring Chan and co-directed by the star and Zhang Li, 1911 tells the story of the founding of the Republic of China when Sun Yat-sen’s forces overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Sun is played by look-alike Chinese actor Zhao Wen Xuan. Li Bingbing and Joan Chen also star. The film started shooting in September and will be released in October 2011.
Source: Film Smash