Jackie Chan and the production crew of his latest movie “Project X” were hit with extreme weather conditions while on location in China.
Posting on his personal blog, the legendary martial artist revealed that as shooting started the “weather suddenly changed” and “our crew were caught in a massive mudslide.”
Chan shared photos of the incident which shows production trucks sinking into the mud as members of the crew clamber to safety.
“A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud,” he said. “Many of the crew became frightened because it was so sudden.”
The 64-year-old actor went on to thank the people that came to their rescue, explaining that “some large hook trucks” towed his production vehicles to safety. He also apologized to members of his crew for what happened.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all the people who came to help us,” Chan said. “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!”
While the blog did not state where exactly in China the filming was taking place, the province of Yunnan has faced huge storms for over a week, leading to dangerous flooding and landslides.
“Project X” is a big-budget Hong Kong–China co-production helmed by Chan and is entirely Chinese funded. Chan will star in the movie alongside John Cena, who will play a former U.S. Marine who helps Chan fight off an attack on a Chinese-run oil refinery.