Coming off the success of Dragon Blade in China — it garnered a ground breaking $120 million there — action man Jackie Chan will again go the historical route for another large Chinese production. Rail Road Tigers is a movie set in WW2 during the Japanese occupation of China.
The $50 million project is due to start shooting in October.
Hong Kong’s Golden Network Asia has picked up the international rights to this one, which starts shooting in October and is directed by popular filmmaker Ding Sheng. When we first heard of this we were hoping it would be a WW2 epic. You know, maybe a type of Chinese Saving Private Ryan, but it looks like it could be another screw ball comedy.
Here is the first banner for the movie!