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Scribes Talk SHANGHAI KNIGHTS

Writers provide details of SHANGHAI NOON sequel.

By Frank Kurtz     July 16, 2001
Source: About.com Action-Adventure Movies


Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson in SHANGHAI NOON
© 2000 Touchstone

SHANGHAI NOON screenwriters Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are revealing some info about their coming sequel, SHANGHAI KNIGHTS.


While talking to Fred Topol of About.com's Action-Adventure Movies page, scribe Alfred Gough cut to the chase giving the next film's set-up, saying, "The story is basically set several years after the original and Jackie is still in the old west. Roy has moved back to New York and something happens to Jackie's father in China and his sister chases the killer to England. So, Jackie gets a letter, teams up with Roy and then they go off to Victorian London and there's a big international plot. It's basically two fish out of water. Roy is sort of the ugly American and Jackie is Jackie, a fish out of water, so it's kung fu in Victorian England...[It] is not another western. I think the nice thing about these two guys is you could sort of put them anywhere. We wanted to find another relate-able time period that people go, 'Okay, I recognize that.'"


When asked about what action sequences are being planned for Jckie Chan, Millar reveals, "We won't give them all away but there's Jackie in the wax museum, Jackie in a market in London, Jackie at the Tower of London."


Gough adds, "It's things like that which is fun because I don't think you ever see Jackie style kung fu in Victorian England. It was a fresh arena for him to do his thing."


SHANGHAI KNIGHTS is scheduled to start shooting February of 2002.

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