Premiere of the Jackie Chan movie shot in the AERODIUM tunnel
Jackie Chan, the world famous actor, producer and stuntman says ‘I prefer to shoot all episodes outdoors wherever I am. Therefore we chose to shoot the extreme fight in the sky in a real wind tunnel. The wind flow is so strong that it allows the person to glide in the air. It seams an easy task at first, but at the beginning it was quite difficult to stay in the flow without the help of instructors and not to fall out. I was really tired during the filming process as it is very important to me that each episode is perfect. I was proud of myself after filming in the wind tunnel that I learned how to fly and that everything went as planned.
Ivars Beitans, AERODIUM chairman of the board says ‘Jackie Chan and his team are very satisfied with the achievements in the wind tunnel. They highly appraised the professionalism of AERODIUM and Film Angels Studio employees. His 3 week-long work in Latvia is a result of our success at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. We first met when Chan tried to fly at the pavilion of Latvia. He really liked the flight and the possibility was expressed there already that AERODIUM acrobatic elements performed by our instructors might be included in his latest movie. Almost two years were necessary to agree on shooting these episodes in Latvia.’
The Chinese Zodiac will be shown from 20 December 2012. Movie is about a successful warrior Jackie Chan seeking to bring back to China its culture heritage – six of the twelve bronze heads of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The search of Chan and his team turns into a dramatic adventures around the whole world. When the team returns to home, it turns out that the person who hired them has fooled them – something bad is about to happen and the adventure continues.