Jackie Chan's Bleeding Steel to be Forged in NSW
Legendary movie action hero Jackie Chan will star in and produce his next blockbuster film Bleeding Steel in New South Wales, the first film announced under the NSW Government’s $20 million Made in NSW fund.
This is the first time Jackie Chan has filmed in Australia for almost 20 years.
Acting Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Government secured the production of Bleeding Steel for Sydney through its recently announced $20 million Made in NSW fund, which provides incentives to attract international film and high-end Australian television drama production to NSW.
“Bleeding Steel is set to be a box office smash in China, where it will showcase our magnificent city and its iconic locations, such as the Sydney Opera House, to the largest growth market for tourism in NSW,” Mr Grant said.
“The production will pump more than $20 million into the local economy and support local film industry professionals, including stunt, safety and rigging crews, by providing them with the opportunity to work on a film alongside one of the world’s leading action heroes.”
Minister for Skills John Barilaro said this is the biggest budget Chinese film to ever shoot in Australia and will cast 40 NSW actors and dozens of local extras as well as create 200 production jobs.
“Securing Bleeding Steel is a great win for NSW and the highly skilled jobs demanded by the screen industry will create hundreds of new opportunities for those young people who’ve undergone training for our creative industries,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Locally trained stuntwoman Maria Tran from western Sydney will now have an opportunity to realise her dream of working alongside lifetime idol Jackie Chan and his stunt team.”
Mr Chan will discuss his work and iconic films at an In Conversation event on 6 August at the Sydney Opera House, in association with Screen NSW.