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Chan's Plans

Chan’s Plans — Actor and marial artist Jackie talks about his acting future

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After wielding a cop’s badge in Rush Hour and sporting chaps in Shanghai Noon, what uniform will Jackie Chan don next? ”I want to play a fireman in America,” says Chan, who envisions a hoseman with — surprise — amazing martial-arts skills. ”It’s been in my mind for years, after I see Backdraft. Great movie. I really want to meet Ron Howard and see if he interested in making Backdraft 2.” Sorry to douse your fire, Jackie, but Ron’s taking a pass. ”We have absolutely no plans to do a sequel to any of the films Ron’s directed,” says Michael Rosenberg, president of Howard’s Imagine Entertainment. ”Ron is not about sequels.”