BLEEDING STEEL Takes Jackie Chan's Sci-Fi Down Under Next Month!
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SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Heyi Pictures announced today that they will co-produce and co-finance the Jackie Chan sci-fi thriller Bleeding Steel, written and directed by Leo Zhang (Chrysanthemum to the Beast).
Principal photography for the film is scheduled to begin in July out of Sydney. Bleeding Steel is anticipated to be the biggest budget Chinese production ever to shoot in Australia.
Chan leads an all-star cast in a story set in the future, as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman with whom he feels a special connection from a sinister criminal gang.
The production will be Chan’s first film to be shot primarily in Australia since Mr. Nice Guy was filmed in Melbourne in 1996. Additional filming will take place in Taiwan.
“We are thrilled to be working with Heyi Pictures on Bleeding Steel,” said Ellen Eliasoph, President and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures Asia. “Given Village Roadshow's deep roots in Australia, the film's concept resonates strongly with us; and naturally we are thrilled to be a part of a Jackie Chan production.”
President Liu Kailuo of Heyi Pictures said, “As a young film production company with great ambitions, we are delighted to partner with Village Roadshow Pictures Asia on our biggest international project to date. We look forward to working together to help Asia’s most iconic star bring his supercharged magic to one of Asia’s most iconic cities.”