Donnie Yen to do Chinese version of ‘The Expendables’?

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Imagine if Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Chow Yun Fat, Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Yuen Biao, Lau Ching Wan, Ti Lung, Jimmy Wang Yu, David Chiang, Simon Yam and Tony Leung got together for a Chinese version of The Expendables? Cool thought, huh?

Well, there’s a slight possibility that a Chinese Expendables-type project may happen one day. While promoting his latest film, Kung Fu Jungle, Donnie Yen revealed that he has casually brought the idea up to Jackie Chan.

Here’s what Yen told Flicks and the City (via EP): “Months ago, I had a conversation with Jackie and I kind of brought the idea up: ‘You know what, why don’t we make our own Chinese Expendables,’ and he told me: ‘Talk to Jet Li. If you convince Jet Li, [I’ll] do it.’ It was just a casual conversation and was never really a serious follow up project we were aiming at. But, who knows…I think it’s brilliant idea.” When Yen was asked who he’d like to team up with, he said: “Everybody under the sun. Every Chinese action guy in film. That would be very fun.”

Hey, anything is possible, right? Stay tuned.

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6 Responses to Donnie Yen to do Chinese version of ‘The Expendables’?

  1. Pingon305 says:

    Add some Thai and Korean actors like dragon lee and hwang jiand lee.and the venoms

  2. Pingon305 says:

    The closest to the Chinese Expendables was mercenaries of Hong Kong

  3. Tien Kwon says:

    Bad idea Donnie. An Asian Expendables is more like it. Why? This way you guys can show other Asian stars. Just showing the Chinese isn’t enough. Sammo has done it in Shanghai Express. Add guys like Sho Kosugi, Yasuaki Kurata, Phillip Rhee, James Lew, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Dan Chupong, Billy Chong, Ho Chung Tao, Wong Kin Lung, Hwang Jang Lee, Casanova Wong… the list goes on… kick it old school. Don’t show any Caucasians at all, and just outdo Stallone’s version.

    With Jet Li, the tables will turn around.

  4. Dan says:

    OMG I would be all over this. To make it even better they could give cameos to guys like Mars, Ken Lo, and Tai Po as well. I have always wanted a movie featuring all of Jackie’s old crew from the 70s-80s.

  5. Kung Fu Bob says:

    Is it wrong that I’m trembling with excitement at the very possibility of this happening? 😀

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