Lucy Liu Talks "Charlie Chan"

by | March 24, 2006 | Comments

ComingSoon.net had a chat with the lovely Lucy Liu, and she spilled a few beans regarding her long-discussed rendition of "Charlie Chan," a project that’s still in the pre-pre-production phase.

"It’s been five years, and it’s been progressing slowly," she told us before joking, "By the time I do it, I may be like the grandfather in Charlie Chan. I’ll be like 88 years old and I’ll have 17 grandchildren."

It still doesn’t have a director or screenwriter, but it’s something she’s putting a lot of time into. "We’ve had a couple drafts of it, so we’ll see how it turns out," she said, "It’s kind of cool being a part of it, because you can bring in your creative thoughts and think about what you want to do. You get to just have more say in your characters, and it’s kind of nice because you feel like you’re part of the group."

The Charlie Chan movie series ran throughout the late 20s, 30s, and 40s — but the detective was a man, which makes Ms. Liu’s potential remake a curious change indeed. Then again, many believe that the Chan character was little more than a broad and unflattering stereotype, so perhaps a "new direction" is precisely what this series needs.

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