Articles & Notes — December 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

Jackie Chan to visit Iran?

jackie-chanJackie Chan is busy promoting his new film “Chinese Zodiac”, and while in Malaysia, he spoke to Iranian journalists, who asked him some questions.

According to Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), Chan was asked if he has any plans of visiting Iran soon.

“I’ve tried to visit Iran many times, but I am very busy. I know that I have a lot of fans in Iran and Middle East,” Chan said. “Whenever I have time, I will certainly visit Iran.”

When asked if he thought of cooperating with Iranian filmmakers on a joint project, Chan said he first needs to visit Iran and get to know the local cinema better.

Back in 2007, Chan has been invited to visit Iran, however it never happened.

At the time, the head of Iran’s Kung Fu Federation, Ali Montazeri announced that Chan has been invited to participate in a kung fu competition in Iran.

On Dec. 18, Chan will bring his latest action blockbuster “CZ12” (aka Chinese Zodiac 2012) to Festive Grand Theatre at Resorts World Sentosa for the CZ12 Singapore Gala Premiere.

“CZ12” is the first Chinese movie to hold a red-carpet event and premiere screening at the 1400-seater Festive Grand Theatre.

Directed by and starring Jackie Chan, CZ12 took 7 years to prepare and 1 year to shoot with a production budget of $50 million.

The film was wrapped in May earlier this year and the first trailer premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the same month.

“CZ12” will open Asia-wide in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore on 20 December.

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