It looks like Jackie Chan has found himself a new partner. Earlier today it was announced that John Cena will be teaming up with Chan to star in an action-thriller in the Middle East titled ‘Project X’. The movie will be directed by Scott Waugh, who made a very different ‘Need for Speed’ movie in 2014.
According to Mia Galuppo of THR:
The movie centers on a Chinese private security contractor (Chan) who is called in to extract the oil workers when a China-run oil refinery in the Middle East is attacked. When he learns that the attackers’ real plan is to steal a fortune in oil, he teams up with an American — a former Marine, played by Cena — to stop them.
After going ghost for a couple of years, Jackie Chan has returned to the film stage with some pretty action packed films with ‘The Foreigner’, ‘Skip Trace’ now ‘Need for Speed’. For Cena, he’s becoming one of hollywood’s most sought out actors and he’s done it convincingly, starring in ‘Blockers’ earlier last year. He replaces Sylvester Stallone in the film and there’s no information on why Stallone stepped down. Now, It will be interesting to see how their chemistry will be on the camera since it wasn’t Waugh’s first choice. Although the movie is called ‘Project X’, don’t get it confused with its counterpart, you won’t be seeing any parties in this one.