Martial arts legend Jackie Chan is to team up with John Cena for Need for Speed director Scott Waugh’s forthcoming action-thriller, Project X.
The story will see Chan as a Chinese private security contractor brought in when a Chinese oil refinery in the Middle East is attacked and its workers taken hostage. He soon learns, however, the the attack is a smoke screen for the attempted theft of a fortune in oil, forcing him to team up with a former US marine (Cena) to save the day.
Sylvester Stallone had originally been set to play the Marine before being forced to withdraw from the feature. Additionally, Chan will produce alongside Joe Tam, Esmond Ren and Hans Canosa, with the screenplay courtesy of Arash Amel.
Source: Hollywood Reporter