Outdoor photo sets are unpredictable – the well-known actor Jackie Chan learned that lesson during the making of the newest film. The entire crew was surprised by the mudslide from which, as it later turned out, they were saved by Chinese truck drivers. The martial arts star showed his gratitude.
This dangerous situation occurred at the beginning of August. Jackie Chan and the crew began shooting the new film titled „Project X”. It was the first day at a new movie set located on the outskirts of a small Chinese town. During the recording of shots, the rainy, abundant rain suddenly fell. In connection with the muddy terrain an avalanche was created. The actor described the whole situation in detail on his blog.
The weather suddenly changed and our crew were caught in a massive mudslide! A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud. Many of the crew became frightened because it was so sudden. Luckily, some large hook trucks come to our rescue and helped tow our production trucks to safety. I’d like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all the people who came to help us,” reads the blog entry.
Members of the team came out of this situation safe and healthy.
Jackie Chan expressed his gratitude on behalf of the entire rescue team.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all people who came to help us. Thank you for the hard work!”- summed up the 64-year-old actor.
Chan shared the story on his social media profiles. He also published several photos from the scene of the incident, which shows frightened crew members in the back of one of the trucks.
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And also “sorry” to all the crew members who were frightened by the mudslide. Our production team will learn from this experience; be more alert to the weather conditions, do our best to protect our crew members and ensure that working conditions are absolutely safe. Thanks to everyone for your hard work!”Jackie said.
It is worth noting that the muddy area was not accidentally chosen for the shooting location. The film „Project X” is about a man whose job is to transport workers safely from an oil refinery safely. It is not difficult to guess they are the target of the attack. The hero of the character played by Khan is to protect the valuable raw material and to thwart the theft plan.
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