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Chan, Lau will star in 'Shaolin'

THE king of kung fu cinema is set to star in a new movie about China's famed shrine of martial arts, Shaolin Temple.

Jackie Chan will star in the US$29 million production, "Shaolin," the latest screen portrayal of the 1,500-year-old temple in Henan Province whose famous fighting monks have featured in films by stars such as Bruce Lee and Jet Li, and in the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" with David Carradine.

Chan's Chinese-language film will co-star veteran Hong Kong actor Andy Lau, actor-singer Nicholas Tse and mainland actress Fan Bingbing.

The production, said to boast 1,000 real fighting monks and a grand scene in which the temple burns down, will start shooting later this year for release in late 2010. It was announced in a joint statement yesterday by four Chinese film studios: the state-run China Film Group Corp, Emperor Motion Pictures, Huayi Brothers Media Corp and Beijing Silver Moon Productions Ltd.

Hong Kong filmmaker Benny Chan, who worked with Chan on "New Police Story" and "Rob-B-Hood," will direct and Cory Yuen will serve as action co-ordinator. Yuen's credits include "Lethal Weapon 4" and "X-Men."

"Shaolin" will be an updated version of a 1982 movie, "The Shaolin Temple," in which former Chinese kung fu champion Li made his screen debut, playing a boy adopted and trained by Shaolin monks who seeks to avenge the death of his father.

The project could draw more heat for Shaolin Temple abbot Shi Yongxin, who has been accused of seeking publicity for the famed shrine in the Songshan Mountain.


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