Hong Kong-based action star Jackie Chan and Chinese actor Wu Jing are coming together for a film that will trace the first ever Chinese summit to Mount Everest, stated a report. The tentative title of the film is ‘Climbers’ and will be directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Daniel Lee and produced by Shanghai Film Group.
The duo was last seen together in 2011 action-drama film Shaolin. The film will display an acted version of the real-life expedition of Chinese climbers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made the memorable climb up Mount Everest’s North Ridge in 1960. The Chinese team was the first ever to have successfully climbed the Everest’s north side, which is known to be particularly dangerous.
After they completed the expedition, the trio of climbers left a small statue of communist revolutionary Mao Zedong on the top of the peak. Before returning, the three climbers also rescued a fourth member of their team who was unable to complete the climb.
The film will also star Jing Boran and television actor Hu Ge. Actress Zhang Ziyi will play the role of a Chinese meteorologist who assists the climbers on the mission.