Shanghai Dawn on its much-awaited Sequel
The wait is over for Shanghai fans. Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan are expected to recreate their iconic roles in Shanghai Dawn, the long-awaited third installment of the Shanghai franchise.
Having Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan back, however, helps amazingly. Wilson and Chan last appeared as Roy O’Bannon and Chon Wang, respectively, in 2003’s Shanghai Knights.
The sequel followed Wang and O’Bannon on a search to avenge the murder of Wang’s estranged father. The action-packed western comedy, which took the characters to London, was the sequel to the previous Shanghai Noon, the franchise’s first film.
Shanghai Dawn Plot
The plot is being kept under wraps. The story was written by Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who also wrote: “Shanghai Noon” in 2000 and “Shanghai Knights” in 2003. The script was written by Theodore Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum.
The plot of Shanghai Noon revolved around Wang, who was then an Imperial guard for the Forbidden City of China, and his efforts to rescue the abducted Princess Pei Pei in the frontier land of Nevada.
And, when he couldn’t do it alone, he enlisted the assistance of a local thief, O’Bannon, whom he hilariously coerces with the promise of restitution.
It would be cool to see the original screenwriters return for a comedy franchise like Shanghai. But one thing is certain: Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan will make the script work.
The continuing adventures of the Shanghai Chinese Imperial revolve around Chon Wang and American bandit, Roy O’Bannon.
|Screenplay||Aaron Buchsbaum,Theodore Riley|
|Written by||Aaron Buchsbaum,Teddy Riley|
|Characters||Alfred Gough, Miles Millar|
|Executive producer||Alfred Gough, Miles Millar|
Jared Hess, the director is all set to direct the sequel to “Shanghai Noon,” “Shanghai Dawn,” for MGM. Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson are in talks to reprise their roles in the franchise’s long-awaited third installment.
The original film, directed by Tom Dey, followed Chan’s character, who was forced to team up with an outlaw (Wilson) to save a Chinese princess.
The film was a success, grossing $99 million worldwide. David Dobkin’s “Shanghai Knights,” which had a similar plot but was set in London, underperformed at the box office, earning $88 million, resulting in the cancellation of a third film.
Some may recall the Shanghai films from the 2000s, starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. The first was Shanghai Noon, in which a Chinese guard and an American bandit collaborated to save a Chinese princess.
Second, there was Shanghai Knights, in which a Chinese ex-guard and American ex-bandit join forces to seek vengeance for the murder of their father in London.
Overall, the two Shanghai films were not especially serious in nature, but they proved to be quite entertaining, as shown by their box office gross of more than $180 million.
The Talk on Shanghai Dawn
Given the time, it should come up with a surprise that there was interest in making a sequel to Shanghai Knights, which would have been named Shanghai Dawn.
There was never anything mentioned about what the third film would have based on, but there was some mention of the Pyramids and other African locations.
It’s 2021, and the first two Shanghai films were released in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and hopefully, there is a chance of coming up with a sequel happening this year the news will keep you updated with any information related to Shanghai Dawn.