Earlier this year at Cannes, Jackie Chan announced that he would be retiring from action movies upon completion of his upcoming film Chinese Zodiac, and although it’s hard to believe most actors when they say such things, in the case of Jackie Chan, it had to happen eventually. The man is almost 60, and he says that he still wants to prove himself as a dramatic actor after this. It’s probably safe to assume that he will continue to direct as well, but in the meantime, it looks like he will be going out with a bang.
Chinese Zodiac is part three in the Armour of God series, the second of which was released in the U.S. under the title Operation Condor. The series is known for mixing Indiana Jones-style adventure with his usual martial arts action, but this time around it looks like he’s pulling out all the stops. A new trailer released this week shows Jackie Chan speeding down a road wearing a body suit made out of rollerblades (something that was apparently invented by French daredevil Jean-Yves Blondeau). With any other actor, you’d assume it was all done with CG, but the fact that Jackie Chan is actually wearing it himself is amazing. Chinese Zodiac hits theatres in Hong Kong on 12/12/12; check out the new clip along with an earlier trailer for the film after the jump.