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Kung fu film – New Shaolin Temple

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As the birthplace of Chinese Wushu or Kongfu, the Shaolin Temple is an amazing tourism spot in middle China Henan Province. A new Hong Kong martial arts action film named the New Shaolin Temple by Jackie Chan, Andy Lau and Fan Bingbing will come soon.

The story of the film happened during the time of China's Republican period. The plot loosely deals with efforts by the Shaolin monks to aid the populace during a turbulent era. The film was co-produced by Henan Television and Emperor Motion Pictures.

During the shooting, Jackie Chan and his crew built their own "Shaolin Temple" in Zhejiang Province that cost 10 million yuan (US$1.47 million) to avoid damaging the actual temple. The cast members shaved their heads bald for filming, whereas Chan, who wore a hat, shaved around his head where his hair was sticking out.

For the past few years, the Shaolin Temple has been developing film and television series based on the history of Shaolin. In 2006, the 1500-year-old Temple joined forces with Shenzhen Satellite TV to produce a talent show to discover fresh kung fu stars. Watched by an estimated 300 million people, the Global Chinese Kung Fu Star TV Competition brought together 36 competitors selected from 100,000 applicants from around the world.

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