Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
At Comic Con this year, Jackie Chan showed up to talk about his lastest film, Chinese Zodiac. (Aka CZ12 in some places.) During his Hall H panel the action superstar didn’t show a lot of footage, relying primarily on an old trailer for the film. He did bring out a French stuntman wearing a suit festooned with rollerblade wheels on all parts of his body, and the stuntman proceeded to demonstrate how the thing worked. That went down OK on stage, but the better thing to do would have been to play this new teaser for the film.
In this footage, we see the roller-suit in action, and with all the various tricks employed to make it look like a seamless bit of action, it comes across looking pretty fun. Based on the Hall H presentation, we know that some of the wide shots of the suit in action are the stuntman, rather than Jackie, but this is still a solid action sequence. Check out the teaser below.
Jackie has spent seven years writing, producing, choreographing, and eventually directing this one. So reports of his retirement from action films are obviously a bit premature, though we may not ever see something quite like this from him again. [Twitch]