Jackie Chan praises return of looted China statues

27 October 2013 / 3 years 23 hours ago

Jackie Chan says his mission is complete. Chan wrote, directed and stars in Chinese Zodiac, an action comedy which centres on a team attempting to steal some of the 12 bronze statues looted from a Chinese palace in 1860.

Since the movie was released in China last year, two of the real statues were returned to China by Francois Pinault, head of Gucci's parent company.

The 59-year-old Hong Kong star praised their return, saying he hopes all such looted artefacts can be returned from Western museums.

Chan says he isn't quitting anytime soon. He completed filming on another instalment in his Police Story franchise and is discussing another movie alongside Rush Hour co-star Chris Tucker.

He said scheduling conflicts prevented him from joining Sylvester Stallone's Expendables 3 ensemble.

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