Kung Fu Yoga, Jackie Chan’s big Chinese New Year movie for 2017, is another action-comedy blockbuster from director Stanley Tong.
Produced as a Chinese-Bollywood team-up, the movie co-stars Hong Kong actor and singer Aarif Rahman, singer and dancer Lay (from the South Korean boy band Exo), Indian actor Sonu Sood, Bollywood actress Amyra Dastur and model-actress Disha Patani.
Jackie plays a professor of archaeology on a quest to find a lost Indian treasure when his team is ambushed by mercenaries. But using his knowledge of history and kung fu, Professor Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the villains to the artefact and save an ancient culture.
The movie comes 25 years after Jackie and Stanley’s first box-office hit Police Story 3: Super Cop. Stanley last directed Jackie in The Myth in 2005, so we caught up with them – and some of the cast of Kung Fu Yoga – on their stopover in Kuala Lumpur for their latest collaboration.
In this Features Central Exclusive video, Star2 chief reporter and movie reviewer Michael Cheang asks Jackie about working with wild animals, his greatest memory of filming in Malaysia back in 1992, and why he’s against “nasty action” and “bad violence” in movies aimed at kids.