Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jet Li: I'm getting too old for fighting


Thu Aug 23, 10:44 AM ET

Jet Li is urging audiences to keep expectations low for his eagerly anticipated fight scenes with Jackie Chan in an upcoming film.

He says it's not that kind of movie — and they're both getting too old.

"When Jackie Chan and I first wanted to work together 15 years ago, our passion was at its peak. ... Our desire to succeed was very strong," the 44-year-old Li told The Associated Press. "Now we joke that when we watch the `The Forbidden Kingdom' our combined age is 100." (Chan is 53.)

The martial arts stars come to blows in "The Forbidden Kingdom," about an American teenager's fantasy journey to ancient China to rescue a mythological Monkey King, but Li warns:

"How intense are the battle scenes? My mentality is to not have high expectations."

The film is tentatively scheduled for U.S. release next spring.