"SHANGHAI KNIGHTS, THE WESTER/KUNG-FU FIGHTING COMEDY, WILL HAVE ITS NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, ON ABC
Starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, the "ABC Thursday Movie of the Week" Will Air in HDTV with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
"Shanghai Knights," the sequel to the butt-kickingly hilarious "Shanghai Noon" (2000), will make its network television debut in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound as the "ABC Thursday Movie of the Week," SEPTEMBER 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Once again starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, the film received an MTV Movie Award nomination as "Best On-Screen Team," as well as a Blockbuster Award nomination for "Favorite Action Team."
"Shanghai Knights" reunites the unlikely but playful pair of Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) and Roy O'Bannon (Owen Wilson) for round two in their goofy, karate chopping adventures. This time Chon's estranged father, the keeper of the Imperial Seal, has been murdered in front of Chon's sister, Chon Lin (Fann Wong). With Chon's ex-partner, O'Bannon, once again at his side, the dynamic duo departs for London in pursuit of the murderer. In the course of their mission to avenge the old man's death, however, the team inadvertently exposes an even larger conspiracy to assassinate the entire royal family! But can they make anyone believe them in time to stop the diabolical plot?
Starring in the film are Jackie Chan ("Rush Hour 1 &2," "The Tuxedo") as Chon Wang, Owen Wilson ("Wedding Crashers," "Meet the Fockers") as Roy O'Bannon and Fann Wong (TV Series "House of Harmony," "The Bondmaid") as Chon Lin.
"Shanghai Knights" was directed by David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers," "Clay Pigeons"). Writing credits for the characters in the film are given to Alfred Gough ("Spider Man 2," TV series "Smallville") and Miles Millar ("Spider Man 2," TV series "Smallville"). The film was produced by All Knight Productions LLC, Birnbaum/Barber, Jackie Chan Films Limited, Roger Birnbaum Productions, Spyglass Entertainment, Stillking Films, Touchstone Pictures and is distributed by Buena Vista Pictures.
"SHANGHAI KNIGHTS" IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network's HDTV broadcast of "Shanghai Knights" will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with 5.1-channel surround and also in Spanish.
This program carries a TV-14,D,S,V parental guideline.