First Poster For Jackie Chan's POLICE STORY 2013 Promises Action. And Airbrushing. And Jason Statham's Body.

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
Word that Jackie Chan was planning a return to his popular Police Story franchise broke in mid-September with word that Little Big Solider director Ding Sheng would helm Police Story 2013. What we didn't know, however, is what sort of picture Police Story 2013 would be as Chan's last foray into the franchise - 2004 effort New Police Story - was a more drama focused effort than previous outings with the film standing as one of the turning points in Chan's recent career, one of the moments where he made a conscious decision to explore different sorts of roles to spare his body the constant pounding of high energy action as he aged.

So, is Police Story 2013 going to be another drama focused offering? Not if the first poster art is any indication, featuring as it does a gun wielding Chan dangling from the outside of a building. If that doesn't say 'action', then I don't know what does. It also says airbrushing as the Chan on the poster looks to be a good twenty years younger than Chan in real life. Heh. The miracles of modern science!

Also a miracle of modern science is that Chan's head is attached to Jason Statham's body. Yep, the whole thing is a photoshop job done on an earlier poster for The Mechanic. Meaning, all things being equal, there is a roughly 50-50 chance that this was either knocked together super quickly to present the film at the upcoming American Film Market or it was done by some Chinese fan very excited about the prospect of the film.
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  • pradeep_xes

    What the flick.. thats jason stathams body with Jackie's face pasted on it..

    http://www.impawards.com/2011/...

  • Jackie's biggest fan

    How ever its there is no person, who who do his stunts by is own

  • cuttermaran

    Ths is cheap fan art.

  • hutch

    certainly looks that way, huh? Whoever is responsible for this age of airbrushed photoshopped heads as movie poster art should be sent to the Salem witch trials.

  • Qinlong

    And also Huang Bo is set co-star in Police Story 2013

  • hutch

    You say that 'New Police Story' takes a turn toward drama, but I went back and re-watched it recently: there's plenty o' action and big set pieces. Only real difference is instead of his character being a clown, he's a drunk.

  • And he hands off a very healthy percentage of the action to his younger costars.

  • hutch

    Mmm...I'm inclined to disagree. Tse & Wu don't do much physically. The bus stunt was Chan, the fights in Legoland, the explosion and fights in the factory (you can see the bodies are mannequins!), and both times characters go down the side of a building he is involved. The kids do stuff but it's all CG type stuff or incidental X-treme sports stuff. Chan is always at the head of action in 'NewPolice Story'-esp. all the fight scenes. Revisit it and see. Anyway, if the new one is at least that good, I'm cool with it but I don't have too high of expectations because CZ12 seems to have a healthy dose of CG and wires. Boooo. Still hoping for the best.

  • Twang

    Chan's head is photoshopped onto Jason Statham's "The Mechanic" poster... hope this isn't a sign that this movie is just gonna rip off of other movies... or just a compilation of old Chan footage pieced together as a new movie a la "Game of Death"....*cringe*

  • Hah! It totally is!

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