Monday, July 23, 2007
The Forbidden Kingdom
"Perhaps there is a bit of fear and trepidation in the film-geek community about hyping up a martial arts/family film directed by the guy who helmed The Lion King and Stuart Little. Forbidden Kingdom tells of an American kid who accidentally travels back to Ancient China by a magic [staff] and he has to team up with three masters to rescue the Monkey King. We want to love this film because it has teamed up Jet Li and Jackie Chan. By golly, this is a match made in heaven. Here we see our four leads in full costume - (L to R) Michael Angarano, Jet Li, Liu Yifei and Jackie Chan." A friend of mine read an early version of the script and said it was terrible... but he had heard since, that the rewrites were better... Could be cool, we'll see Sept. 2008.