The Rush Hour movies helped to popularize Jackie Chan in the United States, and though Chan has continued to work steadily in Hollywood, he has also continued to make movies in his native Hong Kong, such as the period, Martial arts movie Shaolin, which opened in limited release earlier this year.
Chan's latest movie, 1911, is a more personal movie, however, as it celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Chinese Revolution. Chan plays Chinese revolutionary leader Huang Xing, who helped lead the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance to victory over the Imperial forces of the Qing Dynasty. Chan not only stars in the movie, he also directs and produces 1911, which also happens to be the 100th movie of his career.
The first trailer released for 1911 certainly has a more epic feel to it, as it slowly sweeps through exploding battlefields, and shows a more pensive and focused Chan than in his (sometimes humorous) martial arts movies. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.22.11 by Ryan