J-C-jackie-chan-18739733-1280-960While the world famous kung fu star is busy filming The Expendables 3 (unless he got replaced too) with Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis Harrison Ford, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan is entertaining a dream to build his own theme park in Beijing. Not just any theme park, mind you, but one that one in which he is the main attraction. The proposed name for the future park is “JC World.”

 

Guess what the “JC” stands for. No really, guess. Are you guessing?

 

Anyway, it’s unclear at this point when construction will begin and what sort of attractions it will have. I know what you’re about to ask, because it’s a burning question in my mind as well: Will there be rides? As of now, however, it’s too soon to tell if this amusement will feature any actual “amusement.” So, if not rides, what will be featured in JC World? As far as anybody knows at this point, there will be a lot of Jackie Chan’s Rush-Hour-1-posterpersonal belongings. Whatever piece of antique furniture, jewelry, or other alluring artifact the actor has collected over the course of his four-decade spanning career will be on display like a giant Jackie Chan museum.

 

If you’re worried about how much coin you’ll have to drop in order to gain entrance to JC World, please relax. Admission will definitely be free, although there will be some aspects of the theme park that will charge for tickets. Basically, you can check out Jackie Chan’s suit from The Spy Next Door for free, but Rush Hour: The 4D Experience will cost you some dough. I don’t know for a fact that there will be a Rush Hour: The 4D Experience, but if anyone is interested I have a script, theater blueprints, and a crate of 3D glasses that aren’t going anywhere. Anyone?

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No, it’s not a wacky sit-com premise that I’m certainly not writing a pilot script for. Let me explain . . .

 

the_great_gatsby_trailerPrime Focus, the Indian VFX major, Hong-Kong’s AID Partners Capital, and Chinese partner Zhejiang Jingqi Wenhua recently forged a joint venture to bring Chinese film/TV to India. At the Shanghai International Film Festival, Prime Focus announced that it would be opening a new office in Beijing later this year. Prime Focus, which is based in Mumbai, already has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York, and London.

 

Even if the name “Prime Focus” doesn’t sound familiar to you, you’ve most likely seen their work without realizing it. The VFX Company has collaborated on numerous Hollywood projects like The Great Gatsby, which opened the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where they provided 3D conversion and archive footage colorization. Prime Focus was also responsible for the 3D conversion of the 1987 Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor, which also screened at Cannes. Two of this summer’s major blockbusters, World War Z and White House Down, were both given Prime Focus’ 3D treatment. Their past credits include Men in Black 3, Wrath of the Titans, Star Wars: Episode one – The Phantom Menace, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the list goes on and on . . .world-war-z-poster-banner

 

The CEO of Prime Focus, Ramki Sankaranarayanan, recently remarked, “We are all set to bring the best of Prime Focus to China, one of the largest content markets in the world.” Sounds like someone tipped him off that China has become the second largest film market in the world. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll be waiting by the mailbox for my check.

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