Jackie Chan & Jet Li Team-Up

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 2nd 2006 03:07AM

A movie costarring two of the biggest names in kung fu cinema - Jackie Chan and Jet Li - is nearly a sealed deal, with the only outstanding issue being the script Chan said Tuesday.

"All the hurdles have been overcome. The only problem left is the script. We need a script that he approves and I approve. If that goes well, shooting will start in March or April in Shanghai" Chan told The Associated Press after a press conference to promote his new action comedy, "Rob-B-Hood."

Chan suggested it will be action-oriented fare, saying he and Li must defer to the movie's Hollywood backers - "It will be more American-style. It will be more suited to foreign audiences than Chinese audiences".

He also revealed his "Rush Hour 3" schedule, spending about a dozen days in France starting in September, followed by ten days of shooting in New York and further filming in Los Angeles. He said the movie will wrap by March or April next year. He is also due to shoot a film in Japan that translates as "Shinjuku Incident" with Hong Kong director Derek Yee.