ASIAN FILM - Video
17:01 - 30th December 2012, by David West

Jay Chou Busts A Move In The Rooftop Trailer

Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou will be back on screens and behind the camera in 2013 with his new film The Rooftop.

Chou is a huge star in Asia with his singing career but over the last few years he has been building up his profile in the movies too.

Most recently he was in Dante Lam's action thriller The Viral Factor alongside Nicholas Tse and before that he co-starred in The Green Hornet with Seth Rogen.

His other screen credits include Zhang Yimou's Curse Of The Golden Flower and Yune Wo-Ping's True Legend.

Chou has already tried his hand at directing with the 2007 romance Secret but the tone and style of The Rooftop could hardly be more different.

Judging by the trailer, Chou is going for a colourful blend of musical numbers, action and comedy - not a thousand miles away from a Hong Kong nonsense comedy from the 1990s.

The movie reportedly had a budget of 200 million Taiwan New Dollars, which is approximately £4.2 million.

The cast includes veteran actor Wang Xueqi who has appeared in Chen Kaige's 1985 arthouse favourite Yellow Earth, Teddy Chen's Bodyguards And Assassins and who will be seen in the upcoming Iron Man 3.

The film is due to open in Asia in Spring 2013.

Source: Twitch

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