Twenty years after their first pairing in New Police Story, action legend Jackie Chan and powerhouse Nicholas Tse are returning for a new sequel to be released next year.
New Police Story 2 was announced at the Emperor Motion Pictures event at this year’s Filmart event. Chan made an appearance to formally announce the news. Chan will both star and produce the film and Tse, who will make his action choreography debut in Customs Frontline later this year, will make his full directorial debut on the sequel.
Plot details are not known at this time, but the original NPS, a reboot of Chan’s iconic Police Story franchise directed by the late Benny Chan, was a bit darker in tone. It involved Chan’s Inspector Chan Kwong-Wing, who with the aid of the mysterious Frank Cheng, played by Tse, sought retribution against a gang of affluent robbers responsible for the deaths of his entire unit, including the younger brother of his girlfriend, played by the returning Charlie Yeung. Charlene Choi, Daniel Wu, Andy On, Coco Chiang, Terence Yin, and Hiro Hayama co-starred in the film.
Chan also did Police Story 2013 aka Police Story: Lockdown, a second reboot set in Mainland China, where his detective character was coerced into a trap by his daughter’s new boyfriend, a nightclub owner with a penchant for revenge. The film co-starred Liu Ye, Jing Tian, and Yu Rongguang.
New Police Story 2 is scheduled to begin production later this year or early next year for a 2024 release. Chan’s next film, Ride On, is scheduled to come out on his 69th birthday on April 7 in Hong Kong and China with a U.S. release to be announced soon by Well Go USA Entertainment.