In accordance with a report, Hong Kong- based action star Jackie Chan and Chinese actor Wu jing are next coming together for a movie which will trace the first ever Chinese summit to Mount Everest. The movie is tentatively entitled Climbers and will be directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee and produced by Shanghai Film Group. the duo were last seen together in 2011 action-drama film Shaolin.
The movie will certainly feature a dramatized version of real-life adventure of Chinese climbers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made the historical climb up Mount Everest’s North Ridge in 1960. The Chinese team of Wang, Gonpo and Qu were the first ever to have efficiently climbed the Everest’s north side, that is known to be particularly dangerous.
After the ascent was finished, the trio of climbers left a small statue of communist revolutionary Mao Zedong atop the peak. Before returning, the three climbers also rescued a fourth member of their group who was not able to finish the climb. Aside from the leading men Wu and Chan, the movie would also feature actor Jing Boran and television actor Hu Ge. Actress Zhang Ziyi will play the role of a Chinese meteorologist who helps the climbers on the mission.
Wu’s latest–The Wandering Earth, a sci-fi, disaster film, really liked a good box office run. The movie pegs in China’s cinematic efforts to save humanity from an oncoming environmental apocalypse. Chan’s last film was also a sci-fi action film titled Bleeding Star that had Callan Mulvey, Damien Garvey, Ouyang Nana and Shoe Lo, featured alongside him.
Climbers is currently shooting in China. However the release date is not confirmed yet, Climbers is anticipated to be released both on China’s patriotic National Day holiday or during Chinese New Year in 2020.