MANILA, Philippines—The country’s premiere film outfit—Star Cinema welcomes the Chinese New Year by distributing the adrenaline-pumping, action-adventure flick for general audience, titled ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ which opens on Wednesday, February 1 in cinemas nationwide.
The film stars legendary Asian action superstar—Jackie Chan and is directed by renowned Hong Kong film director-producer-action choreographer-screenwriter-philanthropist Stanley Tong, who first directed Chan in ‘Police Story 3: Super Cop’ in 1992. This latest movie project marks the much-awaited reunion between Chan and Tong since their mega-blockbuster collaboration in ‘Chinese Zodiac 12 (CZ12)’ back in 2012.
This Chan-starrer is centered on the exploits of Chinese archeology professor Jack (Chan) who teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. The team travel across Asia, Europe and the Middle East as they dodge one obstacle after the other until they are ultimately led to a remote mountain temple in India where they will use a rare diamond as a key to unlock the real treasure that will culminate their quest.
International cast members are featured in this Star Cinema-distributed film and highlights some of Asia’s most talented and accomplished actors led by Hong Kong actor-singer Aarif Rahman, who was catapulted to stardom after winning Best New Performer and Best Original Song at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010 with three of Bollywood’s biggest stars—Amyra Dastur, who is considered today as the fresh face of Bollywood; former Indian beauty queen and now rising Bollywood star Disha Patani; and character actor Sonu Sood. Also included in the movie is Chinese multi-media star and Korean pop band ‘EXO’ member Zhang Yixing and China’s Most Beautiful Yoga Instructor MuQi MiYa portraying unforgettable supporting roles.
Dubbed as one of the most-expensive movies shot in China, India, Iceland and Dubai is not just packed with intense action routines but of breathtaking showcase of 70 sports car used in the car chase scenes. Of course, it promises to bring the moviegoers to an exhilarating experience; exposing them to aforementioned beautiful spots.