Lionsgate and The Weinstein Co. will co-distribute and release the action epic, The Forbidden Kingdom (formally known as The Untitled J&J Project).

The martial arts flick stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li; it's directed by Rob Minkoff the John Fusco script based on the Chinese legend of the Monkey King. The Hollywood Reporter adds the action choreographer Wo Ping is creating the fight sequences, and the director of photography is Peter Pau ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon").

Shooting on The Forbidden Kingdom is scheduled to begin May 2 in China; producers are aiming for a summer 2008 release.