A cameraman working on the latest Jackie Chan pic Skiptrace has drowned while filming, according to local reports. Fifty-one-year-old Chan Kwok-hung died after a vessel carrying his film crew capsized off Lantau Island this morning, writes the South China Morning Post.
Chan Kwok-hung and Jackie Chan had previously worked together on Stephen Chow Sing-chi’s 1996 comedy God of Cookery. Chan Kwok-hung had also previously worked as an assistant cinematographer for directors Jingle Ma Chor-sing and Chan Chi-ying.
The Renny Harlin-directed Skiptrace also stars Johnny Knoxville and and X-Men: Days Of Future Past‘s Fan Binbing in the tale of a Hong Kong detective (Chan) who teams up with a mouthy American gambler (Knoxville) to save his niece and take down the city’s most notorious criminal.
There are conflicting reports about whether Jackie Chan was on-board the vessel, although there is no indication of any other casualties.
Chan is producing with Brian Gatewood, Esmond Ren, Damien Saccani and Charlie Coker. Dasym Entertainment and Beijing-based Talent International Film are co-financing and co-producing.