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Back in 2014 Jason Flemyng starred in a film called Forbidden Empire (you can watch the trailer here). It was a remake of the 1967 Russian film, Viy: Spirit of Evil. Both were based on a horror novella by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, first published in the first volume of his collection of tales entitled Mirgorod (1835). The title is also the name of the demonic entity central to the plot.

There is a sequel heading our way, Viy-2 or Journey to China: The Iron Mask Mystery, which sees Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) return, alongside Charles Dance, Martin Klebba, Yao Xingtong, the Luu Brothers, Zhang Lanxin and Christopher Fairbank. The director was Oleg Stepchenko, and the screenplay was by Stepchenko, Dmitry Palcev, and Alexey Petrukhin.

The movie follows English explorer Jonathan Green (Flemyng), who receives an order from Peter the Great to map the Russian Far East. “Once again he sets out for a long journey full of incredible adventures that will eventually lead him to China,” according to a statement. “The cartographer will face many breathtaking discoveries, encounter bizarre creatures, meet with Chinese princesses, and confront deadly martial-arts masters and the Dragon King.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rutger Hauer & Jackie Chan have joined the film you can see Arnie and Jackie on set in the image below. Arnold congratulates Jackie on winning an Oscar.

The 62-year-old action star was awarded an honorary Oscar at the Eighth Annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented Chan with the award. Hanks compared Chan to the likes of John Wayne and Buster Keaton.

Chan accepted his award, calling it a “dream.” “My dad always said, ‘Son, you get so many movie awards in the world, when are you going to get one of these?’ Then I just look at my dad. ‘Ha, ha, ha. Dad, I only make comedy action movies,’” he shared.

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