‘CZ12′ Trailer: Jackie Chan’s New Action Movie is Packed with Fighting & Stunts

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Jackie Chan is back once more as Asian Hawk, the adventurer and mercenary who first appeared in the 1986 movie Armor of God and who now returns to help track down twelve bronze animal heads that were looted from the Old Summer Palace in 1880. The third movie featuring Asian Hawk is called CZ12 (also known as Chinese Zodiac), and is heading for a US release later this month.

Based on what we see in the new trailer for CZ12, it looks like the owners of the statues aren’t inclined to just hand them over with a smile and an apology. This a trailer driven almost entirely by action sequences, including one in which Chan goes down a hill and fights bad guys whilst wearing a roller suit.

The few snippets of dialogue include some Cantonese towards to the end that unfortunately isn’t subtitled, and the start of what looks like an epic battle sequence between Chan and Alaa Safi, in which Safi’s character promises to kick Asian Hawk’s ass without leaving the couch he’s sitting on. There’s also some basic set-up for the plot involving the bronze heads, but it looks like CZ12 is mainly going to be about having fun – at all kinds of altitudes.

Jackie Chan in the poster for CZ12 CZ12 Trailer: Jackie Chans New Action Movie is Packed with Fighting & Stunts

Despite Chan saying last year that he plans to retire from action movies altogether, he still looks to be in pretty good form in this trailer and he’s already got more action roles lined up. He will be playing one of the leads in an action-comedy called Skiptrace, and this year can also be seen in Police Story 2013, the latest installment in the Police Story series.

CZ12 also co-stars French actor Laura Wiessbecker and South Korean star Kwon Sang-ho as a Parisian lady and a student who aid Asian Hawk in tracking down the artifacts, and was directed by Chan himself based on a script that he co-wrote with Frankie Chan, Edward Tang and Stanley Tong. Let us know in the comments if the stunts in this trailer are enough to get you in theaters when CZ12 is released.

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CZ12 is out in US theaters on October 18th, 2013.

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  1. The CGI looks bad but Chan is in it so I will watch it when it is the 5$ bin at Wal-Mart.

  2. I watched it in theaters this year. Was the same old same old Jackie Chan movie, nothing more nothing less :/

  3. I’ve always been a fan of Chan’s! I’ll watch this movie to support him, but I don’t think it’ll be that great of a movie. I’m not a fan of movies that speed up action sequences, so I am disappointed that Chan has resorted to this in his last few movies (“Tuxedo” and “Medallion” are two that come to mind).

  4. I wonder if the title of this article could state the obvious any more than it already has.

  5. Love jackie chan, been waiting for this film to get an american release for almost a year. wont be seeing it in theaters (probably not playing in any near me anyways) but will definitely be getting it on dvd to add to my collection of roughly 55 Jackie Chan films. thats right, i said 55!

    • Someone give that kid a well deserved cookie

  6. Must be a CGI Jackie Chan, since everyone on Facebook knows that he died in a “Horrible Accident” while filming.
    LOL, seriously, I have has at least 15 people send me that story.
    Maybe it was this movie. ;-)

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/austriadeath.asp

  7. for his age he still moves like a cat

  8. i’m a fan of jackie chans but this does look to be a copy of his animated series: jackie chan adventures, where he has 12 talismans that each held a special power. considering the range of that and potential sequels he should have just gone with that idea and kept the talismans instead of the heads and added the fun of the powers in with it.

  9. I wonder if the title of this article could state the obvious any more than it already has.

  10. Yes, definitely enticing and inviting, thrills, frills and what not with sophisticatin which JC did in 1986 even when the sos called technology and sophistication was yet growing only…But simply Mr Chan is awesome as always and immense talaent…surely missing him in the expendables ,hope exp-4 will have him …I am sure gonna c this flick …All the best to team CZ12 AND MR CHAN adding an additional talent of a Director…Kudos Sir…

  11. i love Jacky Chan old or new or the same, i believe it will be good entertainment.

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