Li returns to Chinese film

Li first made his name in the Hong Kong film industry before moving on to Hollywood, where he landed starring roles in Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die, and Kiss of the Dragon.

His success overseas snowballed and his last three films – The Forbidden Kingdom, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and upcoming action thriller The Expendables – have all been U.S. productions.

But according to The Chengdu Shangbao newspaper, the 46 year old’s next movie will be Chinese-language film Ocean Paradise, shot by an up-and-coming director.

And Li will move even further away from his traditional roles – the film, due to be released next year (10), will reportedly not feature him in any fight scenes.