1987 In 1988, Jackie Chan and Zeng Zhiwei co-directed "Dragon Brother and Tiger Brother", spending a lot of money, traveled to Eastern European countries to film, travel around the world, and play kung fu.
When shooting this movie, Jackie Chan was very desperate.A shot of jumping from a castle to a tree three meters away almost killed him. After the film was released, it won HK$35.47 million at the box office, which was the No. 1 box office in Hong Kong that year. Four years later, Jackie Chan shot the sequel "The Flying Eagle Project". Today we are going to talk about the behind-the-scenes story of the most expensive film in Hong Kong.
Compared with the previous work, the main creative team of "Flying Eagle Project" has changed a lot. Jackie Chan has taken over the most important positions in the three films of director, screenwriter and starring.
The film was released in 1991. The filming cost reached 115 million Hong Kong dollars. It was filmed across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. However, the "Flying Eagle Project" spent so much money, and the film company Golden Harvest was very dissatisfied. "Miracle" in 1989, Jackie Chan spent 70 million Hong Kong dollars to complete the filming, but the final box office was not satisfactory. This led Jackie Chan to propose the filming of the sequel to "Dragon Brother and Tiger Brother" and plan to use this blockbuster ID to fill the hole, so Jiahe was right "The Flying Eagle Project" has only one requirement, and that is to minimize expenses, but the filming process is always unexpected and continuous, resulting in a huge increase in budget.
There was also the production banknotes of the crew, which were inexplicably regarded as real banknotes in the local circulation. The Moroccan authorities immediately contacted Jackie Chan and confiscated all the film. The crew is anxiousContact the lawyer hurriedly, identify himself, make a guarantee, and toss. After many days of hard work, the police finally returned the film to them, but the police arrested the production manager for issuing fake banknotes. For this reason, the unlucky production manager went to jail for three months.
After finally shooting all the necessary shots at that time, the crew also transported 10 tons of sand back to Hong Kong to prepare the remaining shots. When the crew returned to Hong Kong in embarrassment with the sick number of the wounded and the machinery and equipment that entered the sand, Jiahe realized that he had been locked up halfway and had to continue to throw money.
During the filming process, Jackie Chan was still performing in a desperate manner. In the shot of the chain jumping down, Jackie Chan accidentally missed his hand and fell directly to the ground without any protection. His breastbone was cracked and shifted. As you can see in the movie footage, Jackie Chan’s painful eyes could not be opened.
After the movie was released, it sold for US$39 million worldwide. It was the global box office champion of Chinese-language films that year. However, in the Hong Kong market, it lost to Stephen Chow’s Fight Back to School with a box office of 39.05 million Hong Kong dollars.
After "Flying Eagle Project", Jiahe was really afraid of Jackie Chan, so, after "Drunken Fist 2" and "Double Dragon Club" The cost of movies such as ”is strictly controlled. What’s interesting is that 21 years later, the sequel to the “Flying Eagle Project” “Zodiac” cost another 300 million yuan. It is said that it was overspend when filming!
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