Age is just a number but when it comes to reviving movies, Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan do not care. Because Shanghai is prepping for a sequel titled Shanghai Dawn. Since 2000, the original and first movie (Shanghai Noon) raked in critical and positive reviews. Praises went to Wilson and Chan for their funny antics and crafty stunts.
However, its sequel (Shanghai Knights) did not get the same reception in 2003. This 2016, the two are partnering up for another sequel with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess taking the reins.
Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are set to reprise their characters for Shanghai Dawn. Screen writers Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are penning the movie. These are the same guys that penned the first two Shanghai movies. What adventure strings both Chon Wang and Roy O’Bannon together again? Is it set in China or the USA?
The plot is not officially open for discussion just yet, cites Cinema Blend. Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum are taking the script writing route.
It is speculated that if their age is to be considered, both Wang (Chan) and Roy (Wilson) is going to be set in the 1900s. The 1900s opens up a host of “new age” technology for that time.
Is a third Shanghai movie going to get the success it yearns? After all, Wilson and Chan are 13 years too mature for doing high profiled stunts and kung fu. If there is a possibility then maybe they can take it from Zoolander 2. The movie after all receives praises from the audience after so many years.
There is no official release date for Shanghai Dawn just yet. Regardless of the iffy feelings, some fans may have, Director Hess could just lift this franchise to greater heights. Hess also directs the upcoming comedy Masterminds which stars Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig. Masterminds hits theaters on September 30, 2016.
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