Antony Szeto (Jackie Chan Presents: Wushu) will direct Aussie action thriller, X Vengeance. The film was announced over the weekend at the Cannes Marché du Film by Ken DuBow for US-based Access Entertainment.
As Jeremy Kay’s report via Screen notes, the film marks an on-set reunion for the director actress and martial arts star JuJu Chan Szeto (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny). Their previous credits include Szeto’s Palace Of The Damned (2013) and Roger Corman’s Fist Of The Dragon (2014).
Plot details are under wraps save for what Kay’s report states of the film’s setting which is in “north Queensland’s beaches and rainforests”. Also starring are Australian-Chinese actor Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians, Roger Corman’s Fist Of The Dragon) and Robert Mammone (The Condemned), with cameras set to roll this October ahead of a Spring 2022 rollout.
Madd Films’ Tim Maddocks and Filmworks’ Janice Eymann are producing with Phil Avalon of Avalon Film Corp.
Actress Chan’s credits also include Jesse Johnson’s Savage Dog, Daniel Zirilli’s Hollow Point, Teddy Kwan’s Lucid Dreams, Fruit Chan’s The Invincible Dragon, Chapman To’s The Empty Hands, Dimitri Logothetis’s Jiu Jitsu and Netflix’s series Wu Assassins. She is expected to appear later this year in Wu Assassins feature follow-up, Roel Reine’s Fistful Of Vengeance, alongside Wu series leads Iko Uwais (Netflix’s The Night Comes For Us) and Lewis Tan (Mortal Kombat), and co-star Jason Tobin (Cinemax’s Warrior).