Jay Chou Set To Light Up The Retro Scene In THE RooFToP

Actor, music sensation and martial arts star Jay Chou is on his way with a new film he scored and directed called The RooFToP, which is also being described as a colorful martial arts musical spectacle set in the 1970's, and was shot in Taiwan, Beijing and Shanghai. The film is Chou's acting/directorial follow-up to a film he did in 2007 called Secret, and is said to be closing act of this year's New York Asian Film Festival.

I'm not really huge on it per say, considering I don't follow the Taiwanese music scene enough to really be keen to the fanfare surrounding the musical hype, but time will tell what further reviews suggest after its release on China on July 11. Although however, aside from his craft as a musician, I can see why some fans would love him anyway. :-P

Beyond all this, I like what I have seen from Chou based on some of his work. There are a few other films that I hate myself for not seeing, like Kung Fu Dunk and The Viral Factor, so those are already on my wishlist.

Chou makes for a pretty good screenfighting presence. He handled the job of playing Kato alongside Seth Rogen in the 2011 film, The Green Hornet, along with his performance as the illusionary God Of Wushu in the 2010 film, True Legend, as well as in the Zhang Yimou-directed epic war drama, Curse Of The Golden Flower. That said, I can't really say agree with Jackie Chan when he claims he is ready to pass Jay Chou "the torch". And in my opinion, because Jay is an artist, I'm almost positive Jay is too humble to even try to be the next Jackie Chan. One thing is certain, and that Jay does stand out with a lot of talent and potential for greatness beyond his own borders if he is guided in the right direction.

The Rooftop also stars Wang Xue Qi, Eric Tsang and Alan Kuo, with action choreography by Yang Kil Yong.

If you haven't seen the trailer, here is one below. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below, or on Twitter or Facebook.


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