International superstar Jackie Chan is back in the UAE to film his latest movie titled “Vanguard”.
Chan said that he is happy to be back in Dubai as the city’s exceptional production infrastructure, support services and exciting backdrops make it an ideal place to film movies.
Speaking during a media interaction at Dubai Studio City, the action movie star said: “I am happy to be back in Dubai three years after the shooting of Kung Fu Yoga. Dubai is a good place to film.”
“This is why I have come back. I will come back again and again in the future,” he added.
Chan said he is impressed with the high quality of the filming infrastructure in Dubai and the support he has received for shooting his new movie. Compared to some other countries, Dubai fulfills all the promises it makes, he added.
Jackie Chan-starrer Vanguard will wrap up the Dubai section of its filming by 22nd March, 2019. The movie is being shot in the emirate through a collaboration between Shanghai Lix Entertainment Co Ltd, Dubai-based Alkatraz Production and Line Producer Maxine de Vere.
Directed by acclaimed action-filmmaker Stanley Tong, the movie has been shot extensively in Dubai in various places including Dubai Studio City, Downtown Dubai, City Walk and its surroundings, apart from other prominent locations and residential areas, with the support of the Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC). The Dubai leg of the filming will be completed in a total of 30 days. Vanguard is expected to be released globally next year.
Well-known Chinese actors such as Yang Yang, Ai Lun, Zhu Zhengting, Jackson Lou and Mia are also playing key roles in the film. In addition, the film also features 20 local actors who have been cast by a local talent agency, apart from 10 feature artists and over 500 extras.