ComingSoon.net talked exclusively to Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano and Collin Chou about their new action-adventure, The Forbidden Kingdom, opening in theaters on Friday, April 18.
In the film, directed by Rob Minkoff, Jason Tripitikas (Angarano) is hunting down bootleg kung-fu DVDs in a Chinatown pawnshop when he makes an extraordinary discovery that sends him hurtling back in time to ancient China. There, Jason is charged with a monumental task: he must free the fabled warrior the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned by the powerful Jade Warlord. Jason is joined in his quest by wise kung fu master Lu Yan (Jackie Chan) and a band of misfit warriors including Silent Monk (Jet Li). But only by learning the true precepts of kung fu can Jason hope to succeed – and find a way to get back home.