Australia has become the favorite filming spot for the international franchises these days. Recently Ridley Scott was here for his film, Alien: Covenant. Now a new face has been spotted by the paparazzi in the land Down Under. He is none other than martial art hero Jackie Chan.
Fans must be wondering what has brought Chan to Australia? And most importantly, where can they find him? Well, here are some hints. Many of us might know that while Michael Fassbender is also in Australia to shoot the sequel for Prometheus. While the German-Irish actor managed to keep a low-profile, it did not take long for Jackie Chan to appear on the set of the futuristic sci-fi flick Bleeding Steel.
The Rush Hour actor was seen working in light rain in Moore Park, Sydney. On Wednesday, a large film crew, equipped with the crane-mounted cameras and dozens of production staff, drafted in a popular University of Sydney bus stop. Many students were asked to and from campus to walk 200 meters further (in the rain) because regular routes were diverted. Things became normal after 4 pm.
The crew members conveyed that it was the only day of filming at Sydney University. There is no word where they would head next in the city. According to the producer, additional filming of Bleeding Steel will take place in Taiwan.
Jackie Chan has been training in Kung fu and Wing Chun. Since 1960, Chan has also appeared in more than 150 films. The 62-year-old star is playing a special-forces agent fighting to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang in Bleeding Steel.
Directed by Leo Zhang, Bleeding Steel is anticipated to be the biggest budget Chinese production ever to film in Australia, reports SBS. Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Heyi Pictures are co-producing and co-financing the movie.
This is not the first time when Jackie Chan is spotted shooting in Australia. He visited the Melbourne in 1996 while working in Hong Kong film Mr. Nice Guy.
So, if you are a die-hard fan of this martial art superstar, head towards Sidney. However, right now spotting Jackie Chan in the city will be as challenging as locating a Pokémon in Pokémon Go. Well, guess what, in both cases, the result is worth the hunt.