Star Cinema will start the new year with a huge milestone as it distributes for the very first time a foreign movie titled “Chinese Zodiac” starred, produced, written and directed by no less than Asian superstar Jackie Chan. “Chinese Zodiac” is set to hit Philippine cinemas on January 30, 2013 (Wednesday).
Reported to be Jackie Chan’s last major action movie (although the actor clarified that he will still be working on films), “Chinese Zodiac” has recently made headlines being the highest grossing film ever in China, earning $34.6M in just four days. And come January next year, through the efforts of Star Cinema, Filipino moviegoers will get to see “Chinese Zodiac” ahead of the film’s US release which is slated on the first or second quarter of 2013.
“Chinese Zodiac” is a highly budgeted action-comedy-adventure masterpiece shot in eight countries. It tells the story of an adventurer and treasure hunter named JC (Jackie Chan) who travels the world to search for and retrieve all the stolen bronze heads of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
“Chinese Zodiac” also stars Oliver Platt, Laura Weissbecker, Liao Fan, Yao Xing Tong, Zhang Lan Xin, and Korean heartthrob Kwon Sang-woo, who was well-loved by Filipinos through the hit Koreanovela