Aug 5, 2008
Tradecraft: Jackie Chan Spies Again
It seems the trades are full of spy comedies these days, and here's another. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackie Chan will star in The Spy Next Door for Pink Panther [remake]producer Robert Simonds. "Jonathan Bernstein and Jim Greer are penning the screenplay for Spy, which centers on a man (Chan) who is called to baby-sit his neighbor's children and winds up having to fight off secret agents after one of the kids inadvertently downloads a secret code." Brian Levant (Are We There Yet?) will direct.
Chan's last Hollywood spy comedy was The Tuxedo, but he's done much better espionage-themed action comedies in Hong Kong.