Hollywood Friday: Jackie Chan's 'Chinese Zodiac' vs Naomi Watts 'The Impossible'
January 3, 2013, 5:14 pm
Jackie Chan will be seen performing his action stunts for the last time in 'Chinese Zodiac'.
Written and directed by Jackie Chan, 'Chinese Zodiac' is his last work as an action hero.
Chan is a treasure hunter seeking to repatriate sculpture heads of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, which were taken from Beijing's Summer Palace by French and British forces during the Opium Wars. (Reuters)
Chan has regarded 'Chinese Zodiac' as his best work in last ten years.
Jackie Chan has cited his increasing age as the reason for putting a stop to more action flicks.
Jackie Chan took seven years to write the script for 'Chinese Zodiac'.
While Naomi Watts, 'The Impossible' is a disaster drama film directed by Juan Antonio Bayona.
The film was premiered during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
The film is based on a true story of a Spanish family's experience during the 2004 Tsunami.
It tells the story of a family who gets separated during the Tsunami and their search to reunite.
Apart from Naomi Watts, the film also has Ewan McGregor in a major role.
With a strong storyline, the film is set to give competition to 'Chinese Zodiac' at the box office.