Shanghai Noon and Shanghai Knights stars Owen Wilson and Jackie Chan have signed on for the new sequel Shanghai Dawn, which is moving forward at MGM Studios. Jonathan Glickman will oversee the project for MGM, which is currently seeking a screenwriter to craft a new story. No plot details were released at this time, and it isn't known when production may begin.
Owen Wilson's Roy O'Bannon, a small-time thief, and Jackie Chan's Chon Wang, an Imperial Guard, first teamed up in 2000's Shanghai Noon, which was coming off the heels of Jackie Chan's success in teaming up with Chris Tucker in 1998's Rush Hour. The story followed the unlikely team of O'Bannon and Wang as they joined forces to save a kidnapped princess. The movie only made $99.2 million worldwide from a $55 million budget, but it spawned the sequel Shanghai Knights in 2003, which took the action to London. The sequel earned $88.3 million worldwide from a $50 million budget.
There had been talk of a third installment following the release of Shanghai Knights, with Jackie Chan teasing that the third movie may be set in Egypt. Owen Wilson will next be seen in Masterminds this summer and Zoolander 2 early next year. Jackie Chan will next be seen in Skiptrace, Dragon Blade and he also has The Karate Kid 2 in development.