Chan, Lau, Tse Join “Shaolin”

Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and Nicholas Tse are teaming for the $30 million action epic “Shaolin” for Emperor Motion Pictures, China Film Group, Huayi Brothers and Silver Moon Productions says Screen Daily.

The story follows a wealthy young man (Nicholas Tse) in early 20th century China who finds refuge in the temple after a tragic incident in his family. He meets his kung fu master (Jackie Chan) in the temple as well as future enemies.

Wu Jing, Yu Shaoqun and Fan Bingbing also star while Cory Yuen will serve as action director. The project is the first film to have been authorised to shoot in China’s legendary Shaolin temple since Jet Li period actioneer “Shaolin Temple” in 1982.

Benny Chan (“Connected, “”New Police Story”) will direct the film which begins shooting later this year for a release late 2010.