Jackie Chan was caught in the middle of a “massive mudslide” while filming his next film “Project X” in China.
A few days ago, we started shooting on location. The weather suddenly changed and our crew were caught in a massive mudslide! A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud. Many of the crew became… https://t.co/7JS0PVHhsR
— Jackie Chan (@EyeOfJackieChan) August 6, 2018
In a Weibo blog post, the 64-year-old Hong Kong action superstar talked about the incident and how rain started to pour around the area where he and his crew were filming “Project X.”
“Today, we started shooting on location. The weather suddenly changed and our crew were caught in a massive mudslide! A few of our production trucks were stuck in the river of rushing mud,” Chan wrote in the blog. “Many of the crew became frightened because it was so sudden. Luckily, some large hook trucks come to our rescue and helped tow our production trucks to safety.”
It is unclear where Chan and his crew were filming, but South China Morning Post pointed out that southern China, specifically Yunnan Province, was hit by heavy rainfall last week.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all the people who came to help us. And also ‘sorry’ to all the crew members who were frightened by the mudslide,” the action star continued. “Our production team will learn from this experience; be more alert to the weather conditions, do our best to protect our crew members and ensure that working conditions are absolutely safe. Thanks to everyone for your hard work!”
“Project X,” a film with a budget of $80 million, tells the story of a Chinese-run oil refinery based in the Middle East. It stars World Wrestling Entertainment star John Cena, and is directed by Scott Waugh of the 2014 movie “Need for Speed.”