Post link 09 January 2015, 23:07
Ben Arnold
UK Movies Writer
18 December 2014

Cameraman On New Jackie Chan Movie Drowns During Filming

A cameraman working on Jackie Chan’s new action movie has drowned while filming in Hong Kong.

51-year-old Chan Kwok-hung’s boat capsized near Lantau Island, reports the South China Morning Post.

Seven other crew-members who were in the boat managed to swim the 100 feet to the shore and safety.

Chan, who was not on the boat, is filming the action-comedy ‘Skiptrace’, which also stars ‘Jackass’ frontman Johnny Knoxville.

Kwok-hung had more than 20 years of experience in the movie business, and had worked previously with Chan on ‘God of Cookery’ in 1996.

A source told the SCMP: “Industry people are raising money for his family.”

Tenky Tin Kai-man, chairman of the Movie Production Executives Association, told the South China Morning Post that Kwok-hung was well-loved by his colleagues, and that the accident has come as a shock to the production.

“We had a discussion of whether we should revamp our safety guidelines earlier this year, but this accident happened before our revamp,” he said.

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The film, said to be among the most expensive ever made in China, stars Chan as a Hong Kong detective and Knoxville as an American gambler who accompanies Chan’s cop on a chase across China to try and rescue Chan’s niece, played by ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ star Fan Bing Bing.

Directing is Renny Harlin, who has helmed films like ‘Die Hard 2’ and ‘Cliffhanger’.

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