Jackie Chan has begun working on his latest film, Junior Soldiers.

According to Variety, Spox Yuan Nong from the Beijing office of Chan's JCE shingle confirmed the film would be shot next year but gave no further details.

The project is essentially a road movie in period costume set during the Qin dynasty; Underdog Knight director Ding Sheng will direct.

Chan will produce, star and write the screenplay, which focuses on three people and a horse.

Lensing is expected to begin early next year.