Renny Harlin's latest, Skiptrace, is off to a good start this past weekend at the box office overseas, which is good news for its lead actor, action star Jackie Chan who is currently scheduled for an In Conversation event at the Syndey Opera House where he will discuss his career in a little over a week. In the meantime, production rolls onward for Chan's new venture in the area, Bleeding Steel, from sophomore director and writer Leo Zhang as of earlier this month and casting news is finally making the rounds.
“Securing Bleeding Steel is a great win for NSW and the highly skilled jobs demanded by the screen industry will create hundreds of new opportunities for those young people who’ve undergone training for our creative industries,” [says Minister for Skills John Barilaro].
“Locally trained stuntwoman Maria Tran from western Sydney will now have an opportunity to realise her dream of working alongside lifetime idol Jackie Chan and his stunt team.”
Noting the start of principle photography, Heyi Pictures president Kailuo Liu said, “We are confident that with Heyi Pictures’ powerful internet resources in the Chinese film industry and Jackie’s international influence, coupled with our first-class production team and an extraordinary sci-fi story, that we will be able to create a remarkable film for audiences all around the world.”Other filming locations will include Taipei and Beijing before wrapping. Stay tuned!