Jackie Chan And Film Crew Get Caught In Dangerous Mudslide While Filming ‘Project X’

Jackie Chan is comfortable with danger. The dude has been performing ridiculous stunts his entire career, but a lot of planning goes into the stunts. He is experienced and meticulous, so we can only imagine how scary this week has been for him and his film crew.

Earlier this week, while filming ‘Project X‘, Chan and the entire crew had to rush to safety as the gloomy weather triggered a massive mudslide.

As you can see from the photo above, trucks full of equipment were being washed away. Chan went on his social media accounts to inform his fans no one was seriously injured…

“Our crew were caught in a massive mudslide! A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud. Our production team will learn from this experience; be more alert to the weather conditions, do our best to protect our crew members and ensure that working conditions are absolutely safe.”

So now that we know everyone is safe, let’s talk about this film. What is Project X? Well, we don’t know much, but we do know John Cena is co-starring in the movie, which is reportedly about two former special-forces soldiers escorting civilians to safety along Baghdad’s Highway of Death.

No word on when this film will be released, but we will keep you posted.

Chris Tucker Says ‘Rush Hour 4’ Is Definitely Happening, Get The Details Inside!

Well, well, well…it looks another sequel will be coming your way soon. Comedian/actor Chris Tucker was on ESPN’s podcast The Plug the other day, and he was all jazzed about filming Rush Hour 4.

He said, “It’s happening. This is gonna be the rush of all rushes. Jackie is ready and we want to do this so that people don’t ever forget it,” which scares me a bit because he’s starting to sound like Vin Diesel, but we will let it slide this time.

For what it’s worth, we know Jackie Chan is ready to return as well. Last year, he revealed to Power 106 that he had been turning down potential scripts for the sequel for years, but then last year the right one landed on his desk.

“For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed… the script, probably end of this month. They’re on the second draft. Next year, probably start. I hope. If Chris Tucker agrees.”

The first Rush Hour film was released back in 1998, the second film in 2001 and the third in 2007. In total, the first three films earned over $850 million worldwide at the box office.

If this fourth film gets made, it could push the franchise over the $1 billion mark.

Rush Hour 4 Will Be Coming Soon, And Yes Jackie Chan And Chris Tucker Will Return!

The first ‘Rush Hour‘ film hit theaters back in 1998. That’s nearly 20 years ago, if you can believe that. The second film in the franchise was released in 2001, and the third installment hit theaters in 2007. It’s been 10 years since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker hit the big screen together.

And now it looks like they’re ready to reunite at least one more time for Rush Hour 4. During a radio interview on Thursday, Chan teased that the fourth film is in the works. Apparently, both he and Tucker had been turning down potential scripts for the fourth film for several years, but here recently they finally got one they liked.

“For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script. Yesterday, we just agreed. The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft, and next year, probably [we will] start. I hope — if Chris Tucker agrees.”

That’s right, folks. Filming could begin as early as 2018, which means a release date in 2019 or 2020 is likely. Brett Ratner has directed all three Rush Hour movies, so it’s likely he will return for this fourth one. We know he’s also going to direct a Hugh Hefner biopic, but we’re sure he’ll find time for both projects.

We’ll keep you posted as more information is released.

Jackie Chan Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before: The First Trailer For ‘The Foreigner’ Has Arrived…And IT IS INSANE!

We have seen Jackie Chan in some crazy action films before, but his latest movie ‘The Foreigner’ is a bit different. Most of Chan’s movies leave you with a smile on your face. He plays the goofy good guy who can kick some serious a**.

But in this movie, things appear to be more intense than your average Chan film. It has a ‘Taken‘ vibe to it, and we’re absolutely loving it. In this film, the 63-year-old actor stars as “a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when his teenage daughter is killed.”

Deadline explains:

“He is relentless in the search for the terrorists, and he is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan) whose own past may hold clues to the killers’ identities.”

We are pretty excited for this movie. It’s always nice to see an actor step outside his/her comfort zone. Yeah, it’s still packed with action, but Chan’s character promises to be completely different from his previous movies.

It’s scheduled to hit theaters October 13, 2017. You will not want to miss this one.

Jackie Chan’s ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ Just Released Its First Trailer And It Looks Like A Lot Of Fun

We are nearing the end of the year, which means we’re about to be inundated with Oscar-worthy films that will make you cry and think about life in a completely different way. It’s our favorite time of year, but it can get a little exhausting.

Sometimes you simply want to be entertained. You don’t want to think or cry. You just want to see Jackie Chan kick some ass, and thankfully you’ll be able to see Chan kick some serious butt in the upcoming film Kung Fu Yoga.

The 62-year-old actor plays a professor of archeology who discovers a rare artifact known as the Shiva Eye, and then a bunch of sh*t happens that you don’t care about as long as Chan kicks someone in the face. But if you do care about the plot, you can check out the official synopsis below.

It’s scheduled to be released in China on January 28, 2017. We’re not sure if/when the U.S. release will happen, but we will keep you posted. By the way, you’ll be able to hear Chan in the upcoming animated films The Nut Job 2 and The Lego Ninjago Movie.

“Chinese archeology professor Jack (Chan) teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. In a Tibetan ice cave, they find the remains of the royal army that had vanished together with the treasure, only to be ambushed by Randall (Sonu Sood), the descendent of a rebel army leader. When they free themselves, their next stop is Dubai where a diamond from the ice cave is to be auctioned. After a series of double-crosses and revelations about their past, Jack and his team travel to a mountain temple in India, using the diamond as a key to unlock the real treasure.”

 

Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 – Cute, Fun, and Intelligently Made

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Here’s something I’ve only said about a few third franchises in a chain; I loved this. This is a really good, really clever storyline that unfolds pretty organically. I mean, haven’t we always kind of known Po was adopted? His father was a bird, for Christ sakes.

Well, that loose end gets tied up in Kung Fu Panda 3, where we meet Li (Bryan Cranston) Po’s (Jack Black) long lost dad. The two connect and Po gets to meet up with a whole world of pandas. All is good, until the evil yak Kai (J.K. Simmons) begins challenging Kung Fu masters across the land, and Po had to train an army of Pandas to fight.

I absolutely loved that they managed to take this in a new, fresh direction without forcing a plot point. It really was a very well done story that’s complicated enough to be intriguing, while simple enough for younger viewers to follow. The writing was phenomenal and there are more than a few laugh out loud moments.

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Of course, the animation continues to be excellent and adorable. It’s the caliber of animation that’s expected to come from a DreamWorks/Disney effort. Everything about the movie is visually appealing and it would have gotten marks for that alone if the screenplay was crap.

But the screenplay wasn’t crap. It was pretty damn good. I loved the addition of Bryan Cranston, easily one of my favorite actors, and he has a great ‘dad’ voice. He helped to take this movie to a new dimension.

This movie deserved to be the one to beat out The Revenant at the Box Office. It’s just what we need to recover from that movie anyway. It’s cute, it’s fun and it’s intelligently made. This sequel was written with the same care that an original would have been and that made all the difference. It’s rare to see a number three that isn’t a shameless cash grab, and this clearly isn’t. It appears to still be a labor of love for those involved.

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If that’s the caliber they keep producing, they can keep putting out one Kung Fu Panda after another forever and never have a straight to video run. Of course, that isn’t really sustainable, so while I enjoyed this movie, I have to say that enjoyment is bittersweet because I’m sure any future Kung Fu Panda movies will come up lacking when compared to this one.

It’s a fun, uplifting movie that’s tied into a neat storyline and will be difficult to beat for any future animated features. Of course, I’m not aware of any coming out soon, so Kung Fu Panda may reign at the box office for some time. This is clearly a collaborative effort, from the artists at DreamWorks, to screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, as well as Yuh Nelson and her co-director, Alessandro Carloni, who collaborated to deliver a terrific, well-paced storyline for Po and his companions.

If you have kids, this one is worth the watch. Heck, it’s one that’s worth the watch even if you don’t have kids.
This is absolutely worth the watch, though you may want to get comfortable. You’re going to be there awhile.

WE GIVE IT: 4.5 STARS!

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10 Actors Who Were Badly Injured While Filming

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People say actors don’t deserve all the money they receive. Millions of dollars just to appear on camera for a few weeks? It’s not fair!

But it’s not that simple. Yeah, we pay our athletes and entertainers too much money; however let’s not pretend like they have the easiest job in the world. Actors work extremely hard to produce quality entertainment, and sometimes their passion gets them in some serious trouble.

The 10 actors you see down below definitely earned their ridiculous paychecks.

 

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No. 10 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

While filming the 2012 thriller Premium Rush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a little accident while riding his bike around New York City. The actor told Celebuzz that a diplomat is to blame for the nasty cut on his arm, which required 31 stitches.

“A diplomat broke through our lock-up. You know, in New York City, you have the United Nations. There’s diplomats driving around, and they can break the law. So, he broke through our cones and went past the cops and double parked right where we were shooting. Basically, I ended up going through the rear window of a taxi cab.”

Joseph is a true actor, though. Instead of going down to the ground in pain, he asked the director of the film to shoot video of his injury, “I was stoked that they actually put it in (the movie).” He said.

 

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No. 9 – Charlize Theron

Looking back at it now, Charlize Theron probably regrets agreeing to star in 2005’s massive flop, Aeon Flux. The film lost nearly $10 million after only taking in $52 million worldwide. Critics hated it, fans hated it and it was nominated for a few Razzies.

But we can’t blame the failure on Charlize Theron. She gave this movie her all, and ended up with a pretty serious neck injury. While performing a series of back handsprings, she slipped and landed on her neck. She was hospitalized for five days after suffering nerve damage, “It was numb on the right side of my body.” Theron told reporters. Production was shut down for two months while she recovered.

 

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No. 8 – Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum’s gruesome injury wasn’t life-threatening; however we have to imagine it was probably one of the most painful injuries on this list. The 34-year-old actor was in Scotland filming a scene for the 2011 film The Eagle, and during the scene his character had to wade through freezing water in a wetsuit. Between takes, the crew would warm Tatum up by pouring a mix of boiling water and river water down his wetsuit.

After the last shot of the day, a crew member asked the actor if he wanted to warm up before he left the set for the day…

“I’m like, Nah, I’m good. And then I thought, Why not? Thing is, he’d forgotten to dilute the kettle water. So he poured scalding water down my suit. And I was trying to pull the suit away from my body to somehow get away from the boiling water, and the more I pulled the suit away, the lower the water went. It just went straight down and pretty much burned the skin off the head of my dick.”

Yeah. He suffered some serious burns to his penis. He was rushed to the hospital (which was an hour away) and they loaded him up with morphine once he arrived. Thankfully, everything healed up eventually, but Tatum claims it was the most painful thing he has ever experienced.

 

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No. 7 – Jason Statham

Jason Statham’s co-stars say it was the actor’s professional diving experience that helped him get out of a scary situation while filming The Expendables 3. Statham was driving a three-ton truck when the brakes went out, which resulted in a 60-foot plunge into the Black Sea.

“Luckily we had taken the doors off before.”  Stallone told reporters. But he added that if anyone else was behind the wheel, they probably would have died…

“If anyone else had been in that truck we would have been dead because we were all wearing heavy boots and gun belts. We would have drowned. But because Jason is an Olympic-quality diver he got out of it.”

 

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No. 6 – Bruce Willis

Most of the injuries you see on this list only caused temporary discomfort, but Bruce Willis suffered permanent damage while filming the first Die Hard. The director of the film, John McTiernan, had extra-loud blanks to make the film feel and sound as real as possible. It worked out great for the movie, but it ended up causing permanent hearing loss for poor Bruce.

“I suffer two-thirds partial hearing loss in my left ear and have a tendency to say, ‘Whaaa?'” He revealed during a Q&A session with The Guardian.

This may explain why he’s so freaking grumpy all the time.

 

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No. 5 – Jaimie Alexander

During an interview with the New York Post, Jaimie Alexander explained just how bad the injury she suffered on the London set of Thor: Dark World really was.

“It was raining, it was dark outside, it was like 5 in the morning — and I went down a metal staircase and slipped and slipped a disc in my thoracic spine and chipped 11 of my vertebrae… I knocked my left shoulder out of place and tore my rhomboid on my right side . . . It took me out of filming for a month.”

Ouch.

 

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No. 4 – Jackie Chan

Oh, Jackie Chan. He has injured himself several times while performing stunts for his movies, but his worst injury happened on the set of the 1986 film, Armour of God. During the filming of the opening sequence, Jackie was asked to jump from a castle wall to a tree branch. He successfully completed the jump on the first take, but he wasn’t pleased with the result, so he decided to perform the stunt again.

During his second attempt, the tree branch broke and Chan fell 25 feet to the ground. His head slammed against a rock on the ground, which cracked his skull and forced a piece of bone up into his brain. He was flown to the hospital and was in surgery for over eight hours. Decades later, he still has a hole in his head filled with a little plastic plug “to keep (his) brains in.”

 

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No. 3 – Halle Berry

The extremely talented actress wasn’t even performing a stunt when she broke her arm on the set of Gothika. The accident took place right in the middle of the film’s nine-week shoot in Canada. Berry was filming a scene which required her to put up a fight against a doctor (Robert Downey Jr.) who was trying to pin her to a cot. She apparently got really into the scene because she resisted his grip with so much force that she broke her ulna.

“I knew that it was broken instantly and Robert knew it, too, because he heard the [ulna] snap.” The actress revealed. She impressed her co-stars by returning to the set just three weeks later.

 

No. 2 – George Clooney

The pain George Clooney suffered after his injury on the set of Syriana was so severe that it actually made him contemplate suicide. While filming an intense scene for the film, Clooney severely injured his spine. The constant pain from the accident was too much for the actor.

He told Rolling Stone the following…

“I was at a point where I thought, ‘I can’t exist like this. I can’t actually live.’ I was lying in a hospital bed with an IV in my arm, unable to move, having these headaches where it feels like you’re having a stroke, and for a short three-week period, I started to think, ‘I may have to do something drastic about this.'”

Thankfully, he eventually had successful surgery to fix the painful injury.

 

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No. 1 – Sylvester Stallone

Stallone wanted everything to be completely realistic while filming the original punching scenes between his character Rocky and Dolph Lundgren’s character Drago. Every punch landed was real, and at one point, Stallone asked Dolph to really try to knock him out. The incredibly strong punch to Stallone’s chest slammed his heart against his breastbone, which caused his heart to swell.

He went to the emergency room later in the day because he had trouble breathing. Once inside the hospital, Stallone realized just how serious the injury was. His blood pressure was over 200 and he was forced to stay in intensive care for nine days. If he hadn’t went to the hospital that night, doctors say his heart would have likely stopped.