Jackie Chan’s latest martial arts comedy, “Ride On,” filmed Thursday. It should be released next year.
Local media showed that a teary eyed Chan congratulated the team on the successful production holding a bouquet of pink and orange flowers from director Larry Yang Zi, best known for his work on the 2019 New Years animal drama “Adoring “and the 2016 drama” Mountain Cry “.
The team celebrated with a huge cake with a big carrot sticking out for Chan’s horse co-star.
In “Ride On”, Chan, 67, plays a failed martial artist named Lao Luo who is devoted to his acrobatic old horse Chitu, although Chitu can suddenly be taken away from him due to debt issues. A heartwarming road trip ensues when he asks his daughter (Liu Haocun from “Cliff Walkers”) and her boyfriend (Guo Qilin) for help. The laughs of the story center on Chan’s paternal affection for his horse.
The final day of filming took place at the Hailian Equestrian Center in Jiangsu Province, which is home to one of the largest indoor horse show arenas in the country, according to local reports.
The film is supported by Alibaba Pictures, Beijing Hairun Pictures (“Adoring”) and HG Entertainment of Zhejiang.
Always prolific, Chan has released one new movie a year since 2019, even in the midst of the pandemic. Last year, Chan’s “Vanguard” made $ 44 million in China despite being considered a bombshell by critics and social media users who rated it just 4.5 out of 10 on the Douban review site.
Chan is currently working on a still untitled “Police Story” project with Kevin Lee (“SWAT”, “Animal World”) and directed by Leo Zhang (“Bleeding Steel”).