One of my earliest memories of watching Jackie Chan as a kid were his Police Story and Project A movies. While I was too young to fully comprehend just what was going on, I enjoyed both immensely as two different styles of the Jackie Chan filmography. While the latter was a great laugh, Police Story was Hong Kong action filmmaking at its finest.
Now, almost three decades since the original, Police Story 2013 sees Jackie Chan return to his darker, action roots in this remake. In this version, Chan plays a mainland China police officer investigating a kidnapping.
Police Story 2013 will showcase a new side of Chan, who cut his hair short in order to look more like a reliable and responsible mainland Chinese police officer. “My character this time is much calmer than those from before,” said Chan, “and I don’t make a single silly face in this movie.”
The film premiered early this year at the Beijing Film Festival and will open in China this December. No word yet on international release.