Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess to direct Shanghai Knights follow-up

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In the continued storyline of Jackie Chan’s career renaissance, Chan and Owen Wilson are in talks to star in the third film in their popular Shanghai Noon film series. Released over 15 years ago, Shanghai Noon was a quick follow-up to the East meets West buddy comedy genre that Chan helped popularize in his smash hit Rush Hour. The film ended up being a surprise hit, prompting a sequel (Shanghai Knights) just three years later.

Now, more than 10 years after the sequel, director Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame has signed on to direct Shanghai Dawn, the third film in this series. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough (Smallville) wrote the story for this third outing and will also executive produce.

 

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