There might already be a Hong Kong Disneyland, with Shanghai opening in the not-too-distant future (2015), but that doesn't mean the Mouse House has cornered the market on Chinese theme parks. No, there's a new player on the market, and his name is Jackie Chan.
The death-defying star announced that he is going to bring a theme park, called JC World, to Beijing. According to the report, Chan explained that the park would be centered around his "famed collection of historic Chinese sandalwood houses." What else JC World will have to offer remains unclear, even to the star, which makes the whole project seem endlessly more weird and amazing. Chan did say that the park would be split into five sections ("lands?") and that each would offer a different "cultural experience."
Also, Chan plans on exhibiting a large collection of his memorabilia. "I want to exhibit all my stuff," Chan said. Does anyone else want to be there opening day?
Chan will next appear as one of the aging action stars in "The Expendables III," which will also feature Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer (in a role originally meant for Nic Cage), and Wesley Snipes.
Everything's coming up Jackie!
[via The Malaysian Times h/t The Guardian]