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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan to Star in Russian-Chinese Fantasy Film

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Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan are set to be cast in a Russian fantasy film, Viy-2, a sequel to a popular movie based on a horror novella by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, RIA Novosti reported, citing the press service of the movie’s producer, Gleb Fetisov.

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"The shooting featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently being held in China. Another Hollywood star – Jackie Chan – is starring in Viy-2 together with Schwarzenegger," – the statement read.

"Viy-2 features the best Chinese actors: Yao Xingtong, the Luu Brothers, Zhang Lanxin (2004 Chinese taekwondo champion). Moreover, Jackie Chan and his company Jackie Chan JCE, responsible for the shooting in China, are taking a very active role in the creation of the movie," the producer of the film, Alexey Petrukhin, told RIA Novosti earlier.

The plot of the film features an English traveler, Jonathan Green, who receives an order from Peter the Great to create maps of Russia’s Far East and subsequently finds himself in China.

Viy-2 is expected to be released in early 2017.

The first film of the series, Viy, was released in 2014 and is known internationally as Forbidden Empire. It is based on Nikolay Gogol’s horror novel by the same name – Viy.

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