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Pics from AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS with Jackie Chan!

Hey folks, Harry here with some shots of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS... the gigantic world-wide production featuring the genius that the world will come to know as Steve Coogan as Phileas Fogg taking over the role from David Niven... and Jackie Chan playing the part of Passepartout from the genius that was Cantinflas. Also in the shots below, you'll see the beautiful Cecile De France. Still waiting to see Arnie as Prince Hapi, Kathy Bates as Queen Victoria, Owen & Luke Wilson as Orville and Wilbur Wright and of course John Cleese as the Grizzled Sargent! Oh, and Jim Broadbent as Lord Kelvin.

I don't believe this film has picked up American Distribution yet, like WORLD OF TOMORROW, this is a huge foreign production that will seek distribution further along the process.

I love the original David Niven flick... especially when Dietrich and Raft show up...

Once again thanks go out to SCORE magazine from France for these exclusive shots. Very nice!

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  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by General Sarcasm


  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:25 a.m. CST

    What a waste of $$$

    by Truman_Burbank

    Why couldn't this cash just go to Aronofsky's "Fountain"? I fucking hate Hollywood sometimes. What a dumb ass movie idea. Anyone who sees this should be shot and pissed on. Tera Delu.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by Judge Doom


  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Oops... foreign film

    by Truman_Burbank

    That's even worse. Only Gilliam movies should get pockets full of foreign cash.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by earthworm_

    I'm actually looking forward to this. Steve Coogan has to score with a movie someday (though I admit I liked the Parole Officer), and taking Jackie Chan out of Hollywood can only be a good thing given his recent films. And hopefully the fact it's a European production will make it bit fresher than your standard Hollywood fare.

  • Now we have the Wilson brothers playing the WRIGHT Brothers dropped into this around-the-world Mulligan stew. Count me the hell out!

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:52 a.m. CST


    by Heleno

    I'm not very secretly looking forward to this. Coogan was funny even in the bog standard parole officer so if the material is any good he should be wicked. We all love Jackie, and as for the Wilson Brothers - well, they're like the Baldwins used to be in terms of attractiveness, but funny. And talented (at least Owen as a writer no one can argue with, although Luke has had a bad summer). AS for the Aronofsky freak, get out of the damn talkback! Even if money meant for the Fountain was DIRECTLY transferred to this film, you'd still sound like an ass. Get angry about indisputably bad films, but not films which a) might be good and b) aren't even MADE yet. Sheesh.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Foreign Films with your precious patriot dollars

    by SoulReaver

    Please remember where some of the cash needed to complete some of your american crap comes from. I don't say that everything Hollywood makes is crap, but most of it. American filmmaking rules, but don't think you're the only ones who know how to make a movie.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The Ferrel brothers?

    by earthworm_

    Didn't they make Dumb and Dumber?

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 1:33 p.m. CST


    by maxfisherplayer

    sorry earthworm. it was the Farrelly brothers who directed dumb and dumber.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 2:19 p.m. CST

    and Rob schneider as "hobo"

    by Mechakong

    C'mon this looks like the knee slapping feel good pic of the year. Just take a peek at the cast list on IMDB. Are you trying to tell me that Macy Gray as "sleepy frech woman" doesn't get your pulse pounding in anticipation of rib shaking yuks? Hey it's got Samo Hung and Kathy Bates, I smell Oscar. How about Arnold the barbarian as "Prince Hapi". I'm telling you this will be Hudson Hawk for the 21st century, sign me up. Cantinflas crushes all.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by Fitzcarraldo

    As a patriotic American I will not watch any comedy that does not feature pie-fucking, semen-drinking, piss, shit or Adam Sandler.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 4:07 p.m. CST

    But will it as fine as The Medallion? Snicker.

    by SG7

    Jackie "Mullet" Chan. If only he drove a 78 comaro...

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 4:43 p.m. CST

    It must be said...

    by IFartOnYourGrave

    Fuck first posters, fuck them up their stupid asses...

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 5:02 p.m. CST

    The Medallion IS a Hong Kong film

    by T-MACK 1.01

    It only has a Western cast to appeal to the broader range, but the entire crew is an assembled bunch of HK-style filmmakers.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Rob Schiender is The Hot Chick Animal Gigalo

    by SexyBeast

    wacky hijinks insue

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 6:20 p.m. CST

    earthworm: Rent 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE

    by Cash Bailey

    Coogan is absolutely brilliant in it. He carries the movie effortlessly, playing the guy who actually inspired Alan Partridge.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 7:33 p.m. CST

    80 Days.

    by Merkin Muffley

    What's with all the hatin' on this movie? Sounds fun as hell and Coogan definitely has the charisma to carry it. 24 Hour Party People proved that.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by TomVee

    This looks bad. Very bad indeed. Straight to video or a TV miniseries in the U.S. would be my guess. A Chinese actor as a French valet??? What is this, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF II?

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by TomVee

    Which reminds me, Mark Dacascos has teamed up again with Christopher BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF Gans to do THE ADVENTURER. The leading man this time around is a tried and true American actor whom many of you TBers hold in fond regard: Billy Crudup. Due out in 2004! Dacsacos is turning 40 next year, hard as that may be to believe.

  • Sept. 2, 2003, 9:51 p.m. CST

    you sure about that Cash B.?

    by speed

    In 24hour party people "Coogan is...playing the guy who actually inspired Alan Partridge." Really? I`m a huge Partridge fan but have never read or heard that. Also being a big New order fan Iknow a fair bit about Tony Wilson. Where did you read this?

  • Sept. 3, 2003, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Tony Wilson = Alan Partridge

    by Cash Bailey

    It's all over the DVD. Coogan talks about how he watched Wilson when he was a child and modelled a significant amount of Partidge on the eccentric regional TV personality.

  • Sept. 3, 2003, 6:27 a.m. CST

    Max & Cash

    by earthworm_

    Max: Yeah sorry I knew, I was just harking back to a silly TB a few months ago. Just being daft. Cash: Yeah seen it, can't believe I forgot about it, I suppose I don't really class it as a "Coogan." I'm from Manchester, it's basically copmpulsory viewing. ;-)

  • Sept. 3, 2003, 7:15 a.m. CST

    thanks cash

    by speed

    Thanks for the reply. I have the dvd but my friend nicked it before I had the chance to watch any of the extras.

  • Sept. 3, 2003, 11:38 a.m. CST

    This is a fairly huge film directed by an American director

    by Wesley Snipes

    I don't know how it's going to turn out, but it probably won't be like the Medallion (which definitely felt like a throwback Hong Kong film but with more money).

  • Sept. 6, 2003, 12:11 p.m. CST

    If Jackie Chan were to fight The Blob from Xmen there would be l

    by FredDukesRules

    Fred J. Dukes for a major viallain in X3 for 2005! (Mike D. and Dan H. are you listening)?

  • Sept. 6, 2003, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Well, at least with this new one coming out,

    by MyNameDoesn'tFit

    maybe we'll get a special edition DVD of the original. Sigh.