Jackie Chan’s Sydney production of Bleeding Steel is set to shoot in the famous Sydney Opera House anytime soon.
Bleeding Steel is the biggest Chinese production ever to be filmed in Australia. The opening scenes of the film will feature the Opera House. The iconic building was last seen on the silver screen being demolished in X-Men: Apocalypse early this year.
Chan has confirmed that he will not just run around the roof of the Opera House but rather jump off it. The Chinese actor added the production crew had worked hard to gain permission from the Opera House for the stunts. Chan assured everyone that they will protect the historic building’s roof.
“The first time the director said the Opera House has let us film chasing around [it], [I said] no, everybody is chasing around. I have to jump from the roof. That’s what I want,” said Chan.
The 62-year-old is known for his daredevil stunts that he performs by himself. The last time he filmed in Australia was in 1996 for the Mr. Guy movie. Chan has admitted that he is not as young as he used to be. The Rush Hour actor added that he is already cautious about taking on some stunts. He, however, stressed that he is still capable of the bigger stunts like the scene that they are about to shoot at the Opera House roof.
Bleeding Steel follows a Special Forces agent who will protect a young woman after she sees a conspiracy and becomes a vital witness in a case.
Jackie Chan’s Sydney’s production has already begun around the city, including in Broadway and in Sydney University. The principal photography of the movie has also started and will run through August.
Several Australian actors are joining Chan in the movie including Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant) and Callan Mulvey (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Mulvey also appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as KGBeast. Other cast members are Show Luo, Nana Ouyang and Erica Xia-Hou.
Bleeding Steel is due for release in cinemas next year. Meanwhile, Jackie Chan is set to appear at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on August 6, Morning Herald noted.