On December 12, 2012, China will release CZ12, or as many fans know the film as, CHINESE ZODIAC. The film is directed by and starring Jackie Chan, in what he says will be his last action masterpiece…for a while.

In what looks to be the third installment of Chan’s ARMOUR OF GOD films, Chan’s Asian Hawk takes on two protégés, Simon and Coco. Simon is played by Korean actor Kwon Sang-Woo (VOLCANO HIGH) while Coco is played by newcomer Yao Xingtong. The trio must find a way to retrieve a group of statue heads representing the twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac.

The film co-stars Oliver Platt, Vincent Sze, Christian Bachini, Caitlin Dechelle, and a cameo appearance from jazz musician Kenny G. The film had been shot in Paris, Australia, China, Vanuatu, and Latvia. The film marks Chan’s return to the director’s chair after twenty-one years. His last film as director was the second installment of ARMOUR OF GOD, OPERATION CONDOR (1991).

Check out the trailers above to get a little glimpse of what to expect from Jackie Chan and company in CZ12 on December 12, 2012.

  • David ‘moose’ Mucedola

    Technically his last film as director would be drunken master 2 after he sacked Lau Kar Leung as director. This movie looks cool, can’t wait.

  • Theodore Wirth

    “All you people” have to love Jackie Chan no matter what. I can’t wait to see this film.

  • taijiquan12

    I really hope they give this one a widespread theatrical release in the United States. Jackie Chan is still a big name here and I hope the moronic investors that keep Donnie Yen and other Chinese stars out of theatres can relax their stupid standards about the Chan-Man and let him have his time to shine.

  • Shan

    I feel sad that this is Jackie Chan’s final film.