While Jackie Chan seems to be retiring from Action Films, his son Jaycee Chan is warming up with DOUBLE TROUBLE!
Hey folks, Harry here... Generational acting doesn't always pass on. There are cases of it working out, most notably with the Barrymores and Carradines... Brandon Lee made quite a go of it and was unfortunately taken from the world way way waaaay too early. But now the day after I hear about Jackie Chan's announced retiring from performing in Action Films... I get word that his son Jaycee Chan is ramping up his own career. Take a look at the trailer for DOUBLE TROUBLE...
There ya go... Feels like they're trying for a totally Eastern version of RUSH HOUR - with Jaycee playing a Beijing security guard that teams up with a Taipei security guard to reacquire a Chinese Painting of Legend. Now this isn't Jaycee's first film - he's been working since 2004... but DOUBLE TROUBLE is going to get a U.S. release beginning on June 8th in select theaters across the U.S.
I look forward to following his career with interest. How about you?
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May 19, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST
His dad spent a lot of time just using his balance and cardboard boxes
May 19, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST
But I'll give it a go anyhow. I would prefer to eat my own vomit before for watching a movie like that. On the basis of that trailer, it made "Norbit" look like an Ingmar Bergman film.
May 19, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST
Everything bad about western films has now been adopted by eastern films... shit.
May 19, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST
by Semen Stains
May 19, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST
I totally misread the headline when I went to click on it. At first glance I thought it was Double Dragon, and got excited. Seriously, in a constant stream of reboots and nostalgia garbage, why isn't someone ripping off Double Dragon? Or Contra? Or Ninja Gaiden? Hollywood suits, are you listening?
May 19, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST
Sounds like in order to be politically correct they will have to lie about this film making any money...
May 19, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST
Predator is Contra. Still waiting for Ninja Gaiden.
May 19, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST
May 19, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST
This is what a run-of-the-mill Hong Kong movie looks like.
May 19, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST
May 19, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST
As china gains more influence on hollywood and can demand more virile role models (propoganda)..the pandering "clown" antics of the Jackie Chans will be regarded as necessary evils best left forgotten...t
Just go see "The Flowers of War"...and the chiniese soldier in that film...as opposed to Christian Bale's f*ck up.
May 19, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST
May 19, 2012, 9:26 p.m. CST
by Bouncy X
since this is hitting the US, that trailer was probably put together by the company releasing it there. if it was really the original asian one it would likely feature some totally appropriate bubble gum pop songs and magic rainbows and bunnies all over the thing.
May 19, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST
sometimes following in your parents footsteps is a bastard, he's a lot to live up to! I really hope he can carry on his fathers legacy and thats a hard legacy to follow!
May 19, 2012, 9:28 p.m. CST
Bridges, Sheen, Fonda, Huston, Redgrave for starters. I track this stuff for fun. I have a file on my desk where I list who's related to who and it's currently 744 lines long (including spaces).
May 19, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST
by Incomplete Gamer
The music in the trailer is horrible. Half the time it sounds like he's saying "yo gabba gabba."
May 19, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST
How is it possible to misunderstand the two first sentences in the article? Bravo.
May 19, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST
Doesn't always pass on? No, I suppose not. But it's ridiculous to think how often it happens. So, if you're one of the unlucky few, my sympathies.
May 19, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST
Heh, I watched Double Trouble with JCVD and Dennis FUCKING Rodman, oh and Mickey Rourke, the other night.
by A. Garcia
HOLY CHRIST was that an awful flick. And Rodman's acting? Did they dub his every line? Sounded like it.
May 19, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST
May 19, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST
He said he's not going to be doing his own stunts anymore. He's not stupid, he knows what his bread and butter is. I can't believe AICN reported this not once but twice. C'mon Man!
May 19, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST
But HK action has been lacking big time lately. They've been banking on Donnie Yen for their action franchises, even though he's Vietnamese, but that's besides the point. I like Donnie, but his style is predictable as well as his acting. Hollywood went downhill after Drunken Master 2 and was temporarily beaten by the Thais (Ong Bak) for a couple of years. Now, I hear that the Phillies got their act together with that hightower action epic called.. The Raid?
May 19, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST
May 19, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST
And that is total destruction. But.. you have the new generation whispering into the ears of producers that you got to make your boys prettier than girls, or you will lose box office draw. Screw that! I want ugly men who can fight and are real.
May 19, 2012, 11:07 p.m. CST
by Obi Wanna Cannoli
May 19, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST
Sheesh. Pay attention. Anyway...last I heard, JC was singing (something his father has also found a lot of success in...LOVE September Storm and Endless Love)...but it'll be interesting to see if he has his father's charisma on screen.
May 19, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST
He simply said: "I just want to let everyone know that I am not retiring from doing action movies. What I meant to say is that I need to do less of the life risking stunts on my movies. After all these years of doing so many stunts and breaking so many bones, I need to take better care of my body so I can keep working. I will continue to do international action movies. And I will keep improving my English :-) I love all of you! Jackie" less of the life risking stunts doesnt mean NO stunts - it just means he wants to be more careful in how he goes about stunts and maybe not do the big, crazy stunts when a little wirework or CGI will suffice. Jackie has always given his all for his work, and for us, so with all the breaks, bruises, and cuts over the years, I think he's earned the right to be a little more careful. He's not an idiot. You keep doing these things and one day you will get really hurt - Jackie is 58, and could still DO these things - but the point is, he has to slow down sometime- will it be safe when he's 65? 70? 75? No it wouldn't. And I dont want to see him get hurt. It's like he's a big brother to all of us.
May 19, 2012, 11:52 p.m. CST
May 20, 2012, 12:28 a.m. CST
The trailer just came out yesterday. http://youtu.be/6Y_XpS0lbAI
May 20, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
I want to know who's doing that "Won't Back Down" cover. It's hilarious.
May 20, 2012, 12:35 a.m. CST
by paul burnett
Glue, you are either an insane killer to have such a file... or Batman, which is it?
May 20, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST
by Fa Fa Fooey
So Tattoo scales walls. Okay fine... Aim it at her tits, Eddie...
May 20, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST
May 20, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST
by Queefer Sutherland
...but he turned out to have great skill of his own, with an understandably similarity in style to his father. Can you imagine the guts it had to take to try martial arts when your dad was Bruce Fucking Lee?!?!?!?!?! But the kid was up to the challenge. The Crow proved he had better acting chops than his father ever had, and Brandon was younger. He was talented as hell, and having been a huge Bruce Lee fan, I was devastated when Brandon was taken. That was all REALLY fucking unfair! To be robbed so early of TWO great performers! I can't imagine it's easy to be Jackie Chan's son, either. Let's give him a chance. This scene looked more like a Chow Yun Fat kind of film, so don't compare him so much to his old man. Just as Brandon was becoming something Bruce never was, Jaycee will become something Jackie never was. Maybe.
May 20, 2012, 3:08 a.m. CST
...than Rush Hour knock-off. And WHICH ONE'S Jaycee Chan??!! I can't tell. O_o
May 20, 2012, 3:46 a.m. CST
... it was Double Team, not Double Trouble.
May 20, 2012, 4:53 a.m. CST
by Nerd Rage
Everyone wanted an extension of his father who was a legend and had so much promise. No one cares about Jackie Chan's son while Jackie is still alive and making movies.
May 20, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST
by Nerd Rage
I guess it only pisses people off when blacks use nepotism to succeed.
May 20, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST
Just a bunch of bullshit. If I had to pick Chan's kid out of a lineup, I couldn't based on this turd.
May 20, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST
It's horrendous! I love all sorts of music, pretty much from every genre, and across all ages, and from most continents!! I'm a music whore. But that track in the background was unbelievably poor. Seriously, is that for real, or did the music file mess up or something?
May 20, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST
the movie must be a masterpiece. Surely.
May 20, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST
Talkbackers said some derogatory stuff about American movies about a year ago and their performance in bed has always been crap. Other people at least try in bed. Talkbackers need to take their sorry ass back to the basement.
May 20, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST
May 20, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST
by blue meanie
With a scrawny Chinese Chris Tucker saying, "Do you understand the words that are coming out from my mouth?" Ugh.
May 20, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST
But by the same token, not holding my breath.
May 20, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST
by Chief Joseph
But I must have missed where Jackie Chan purchased a pre-existing franchise to make his kid a child star. Oh wait, he didn't.
May 20, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST
Just like every other shit movie the chinese make. I'm serious not even the chinese like their own movies. But they eat up anything that is western. The company behind this is just trying to make a buck on the kids last name. Can't say that I blame them.
May 20, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST
@ elcabio, Oh wow, you're right. Goes to show how much I enjoyed that movie that I couldn't even remember a title as simple as Double Team.
by A. Garcia
May 21, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST
Is it me or did it look like Jackie made a cameo in drag at the 0:44 mark?
May 21, 2012, 3:48 a.m. CST
by Hardboiled Wonderland
May 21, 2012, 3:50 a.m. CST
by Hardboiled Wonderland
Admit it, you only watched Chan's movies, not because they were any good, but just to see a grown man leap off a building without wires, snap his ankle in half, then do a stunt in the next scene with a motorbike and a donkey that results in hospitalisation for both of them. Also, Jackie Chan's son needs to team up with Will Smith's son. That'll cheer up the AICN talkbackers!
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