Arnold Schwarzenegger joins Jackie Chan for new fantasy film

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan have signed up for a new fantasy adventure movie.

Schwarzenegger and Chan join Rutger Hauer for Russian-Chinese action film Viy 2: Journey to China.

The news was announced in a statement from producer of the film, Alexey Petrukhin:

“The shooting featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently being held in China. Another Hollywood star – Jackie Chan – is starring in Viy-2 together with Schwarzenegger,”

“Viy-2 features the best Chinese actors: Yao Xingtong, the Luu Brothers, Zhang Lanxin (2004 Chinese taekwondo champion). Moreover, Jackie Chan and his company Jackie Chan JCE, responsible for the shooting in China, are taking a very active role in the creation of the movie,” Petrukhin told RIA Novosti.

The film is a sequel to the 2014 Russian box-office hit and has an impressive cast. Schwarzenegger and Chan join the likes of Hauer and Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) who also starred in the first film.

The movie’s official synopsis reads:

“Once again he [English explorer Jonathan Green (Flemyng)] sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China. The cartographer will face many breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial-arts masters and the Dragon King.”

Viy-2 is expected to be released early next year.

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