1 Nov – Executive producer, director and star of "Chinese Zodiac", Jackie Chan made an appearance at the Old Summer Palace Museum recently to present replicas of the new Chinese Zodiac statues.
Groove Asia website reported that on 30 October, Beijing's Chief of the Propaganda Department, Deputy Mayor Lou Wei and representatives of the Old Summer Palace personally accepted the replicas, simultaneously unveiling the theme poster for Chan's movie, "Chinese Zodiac" and "CZ12 Old Summer Palace".
Speaking to the media about the event, Jackie Chan enthused, "I never thought my dream would come true."
He explained, "After my appointment as the relic recovery ambassador, I was certain that I had to make this film. After a year and a half, with locations at eight cities and five continents, it was finally finished. Hopefully this film will be able to attract viewers. It will also be educational and make everyone remember history."
Jackie Chan added, "I wish all of the national treasures would be returned to their own nations and all races' cultures would receive equal respect."
Jackie Chan's new movie, "Chinese Zodiac" (also stylised as "CZ12") is the story of the recovery and return of the lost Old Summer Palace Chinese Zodiac statues that were lost during the Opium War. The filming began shortly after his appointment as the Old Summer Palace Relic Recovery Image Ambassador.