Australian actors join the cast of the new Jackie Chan movie set Down Under.
Production for the latest movie from Jackie Chan titled Bleeding Steel has begun. It is the latest international film to use Australia as its setting. Sources gave hints earlier as to where fans could find the martial arts hero. The scheduled shoot for the science fiction film at Sydney University involved a large crew and heavy equipment. Hence, the production diverted students from their regular routes but only for a day.
Bleeding Steel cast the 62-year old as a Special Forces agent tasked to guard a young woman. Based on the script written by the movie’s director Leo Zhang, the woman is a key witness in an important case. Yet in the course of his duty, Chan’s character falls victim to a conspiracy. The conflict arises when the parties responsible for the conspiracy come out due to the publication of a sci-fi novel.
Joining Jackie Chan in the movie are Australian actors Tess Haubrich and Callan Mulvey. Haubrich is also part of the upcoming movie Alien: Covenant from director Ridley Scott, which is also filming in Sydney. Meanwhile, Mulvey appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and more recently, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as KGBeast. Additional cast members include Show Luo, Nana Ouyang, and newcomer Erica Xia-Hou.
Filming of the movie starts in Australia then it will move on to Taiwan and Mainland China. Claims of Bleeding Steel producers suggest it is the “biggest Chinese film ever to shoot in Australia.” However, requests by Variety for details to prove it are unanswered. Yet it was revealed that Heyi Pictures from China and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia are behind the production. Jackie Chan is no stranger to Australia. As a child, his family moved to Canberra from Hong Kong. The martial arts hero worked odd jobs Down Under prior to the launch of his successful film career.
Watch Jackie Chan at the Sydney Press Conference for Bleeding Steel.