A Chinese production company, Light House Productions, is producing the first ever Indo-Chinese venture and has approached Amitabh Bachchan and Abhay Deol to star in this film. This will be an English speaking movie which will have the iconic martial arts that are a signature style of most of the Chinese films. Jackie Chan is one of the stars in the movie. It is reported that this movie will also have typical Bollywood songs. Abhay Deol has confirmed to media that he has been signed for this film by the name Gold Struck.
The filming locations have been decided. Most part of this film will be shot in India, China, and America. It will be interesting to watch a cross border venture with Bollywood elements and martial arts. The treatment of this movie is archetype as nobody has ventured into such a project before. This movie is going to be directed by the director duo Corey Yeun and Tony Cheung. This concoction of martial arts and Bollywood item numbers and songs will be interesting to watch.
Amitabh Bachchan has not yet confirmed any news of being a part of this project. He has already appeared on an international silver screen and shared the space with Hollywood actors like Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire. The objective of this production is to open trade and commerce between India and China. It is also rumoured that Sonam and Shahid Kapoor have been chosen to work for this project. However, this news is not yet confirmed. The budget of this film is 15 million dollars approximately. This movie is said to be of the action comedy drama genre. It might as well be a better cross cultural version of Jackie Chan’s Rush-hour.
The director duo has already directed some blockbuster Hollywood movies like Romeo Must Die, The Legend of the Drunken Master, The Sage Hunter etc. He has worked as a cinematographer for many Chinese and Hollywood movies. Corey Yuen has directed many Hollywood and Chinese movies over a span of 40 years. His popular works include Transporter series, She Shoots Straight, The Twin Effect II, etc. He too has directed and Choreographed many films.
Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary Bollywood actor is a 71 year old actor. It would be entertaining to watch his swift action in Gold Rush. It is not easy to anticipate the story of this cross cultural movie as it is going to be a mixed bag of different cultures. Abhay Deol has always been selective of his movies. His movies like Dev D, Zindagi Na Milegi dobara, Manorama have been highly acknowledged. He has done very few films in a span of 10 years in his film career. Each of his films is quite different from each other. None of his roles seem repetitive. His performance in most of his movies seems involuntary and effortless. Though he comes from a film background, his acting is original and natural. He is not a method actor, dialogues he delivers has a natural lucidity.