DUBAI: Hollywood action star Jackie Chan will begin shooting his new film, Kung Fu Yoga, in Dubai beginning today. This will be Chan’s first time filming in the Middle East.
Directed by Stanley Tong, Kung Fu Yoga will film in Dubai for 33 days and will bring around one hundred international crew to the emirate, as well as use a large pool of local talent for filming. A series of car chase sequences are also scheduled to be shot in one of Dubai’s iconic landmarks.
Chan, a native of Hong Kong, is known around the world for his work on Hollywood films such as The Karate Kid, Shanghai Nights and the Rush Hour franchise. In addition to being a skilled martial artist, he is also an active director and producer.
The filming of Kung Fu Yoga in Dubai follows a series of blockbusters who have selected the emirate as their filming location this year, including Star Trek which will begin shooting here next week.