The Hong Kong Film & International TV Market is going on this week and one of the films being shopped at the event is a new action comedy called Double Trouble, starring none other than Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee Chan.
In the film, Jaycee plays a security guard from Beijing who must team up with a female security guard from Taipei, Taiwan, in order to track down a stolen painting. No doubt a culture clash ensues but it’s humorous to note that Andy Lau’s upcoming film, Switch, has a similar premise, missing painting and all.
Double Trouble arrives courtesy of first time director David Chang and co-stars members of Taiwan’s girl pop group, Hey Girls, namely Jessica C and Shoko.
The good news is that action choreography is being handled by Nicky Li, who has built an impressive resume with films like Fatal Move and King of Triads. Read more about the film and its sales event at Film Business Asia.
Update: The first trailer for Double Trouble is now online but if you’re expecting Jackie’s son to follow in his footsteps with a hard-hitting Police Story-esque action movie, you may be disappointed. It looks like Double Trouble is emphasizing broad comedy and computer effects-driven action scenes.
BREAKING NEWS: A new trailer is more aimed at English audiences since the film is receiving a limited theatrical release in the States on June 8th.