Jackie Chan and Wu Jing To Feature as ‘Climbers’ in Mount Everest Summit Film
Jackie Chan and Chinese actor Wu jing are coming together for a film that will trace the first ever Chinese summit to Mount Everest in 1960. Tentatively titled ‘Climbers’, the film will feature a dramatized version of real-life expedition of Chinese climbers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made the historic climb up Mount Everest’s North Ridge.
The Chinese team of Wang, Gonpo and Qu were the first ever to have successfully climbed the Everest’s north side, which is known to be particularly dangerous. Climbers will be directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee and produced by Shanghai Film Group. Jackie Chan and Wu jing were last seen together in 2011 action-drama film Shaolin.
Apart from Wu and Chan, the film will also feature actor Jing Boran and television actor Hu Ge. Actress Zhang Ziyi will play the role of a Chinese meteorologist who assists the climbers on the mission.
Climbers is currently shooting in China. Though the release date is not confirmed yet, Climbers is expected to be released either on China’s patriotic National Day holiday or during Chinese New Year in 2020.