Strange as it may seem, Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan have never worked together. That’s all about to change, as they’re about to team up for a two-hander action film to be produced in China.
Called Ex-Baghdad, it has Need For Speed director Scott Waugh at the helm and, with a budget of $80 million, it would be one of the biggest films to come out of China. Arash Amel is behind the script and Chan will produce through his company, S R Media.
Chan plays a Chinese private security contractor, while Stallone is an American former Marine. The two join forces on a mission to stop a group of who attack a Chinese-run refinery, aiming to steal a fortune in oil.
Chan has a fistful of movies set for release this year. He’ll be lending his vocal talents to animations The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, due in the UK late summer, and The Lego Ninjago Movie, which arrives in October. That film sees him starring alongside Justin Theroux. At the same time, Stallone is also venturing into animation, co-starring with Emily Blunt in Animal Crackers, which is released in the UK in September.