Jackie Chan and Constance Wu, amongst other Asian actors, are slated to lend their voices to Sony Pictures Animation’s “Wish Dragon.”
Creators of the Chinese co-production are also in talks with “Star Trek” actor John Cho and “Silicon Valley” actor Jimmy O. Yang for the project, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong, and Bobby Lee are also signed on.
Directed by Chris Appelhans of “Fantastic Mr. Fox” fame, “Wish Dragon” is a modern retelling of the genie-in-a-bottle classic from “One Thousand and One Nights.”
The animated feature film is a collaboration with Chan’s Beijing-based Sparkle Roll Media Corporation and Base Animation, which are aiming for a 2019 theatrical release in China with a international and United States releases planned.
Chan’s voice acting credits include the “Kung Fu Panda” movie series, “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” and “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” which Wu also starred in, according to Deadline.