Chan Kwok-Hung, cinematographer, drowns on set of Jackie Chan film
Action-comedy Skiptrace stars Chan, Fan Bingbing and Johnny Knoxville
A cinematographer drowned on Wednesday while working on Jackie Chan's upcoming film Skiptrace, according to the South China Morning Post.
The 51-year-old Chan Kwok-Hung died after a boat capsized off the coast of Lantau Island, the largest island off Hong Kong, around 3 a.m. local time. Seven other film crew members were also on the boat but managed to swim to shore.
Reports say that Jackie Chan and co-star Fan Bingbing were not believed to be on the boat at the time.
Kwok-Hung was a 20-year veteran of cinematography. Local industry associations are currently raising money for his family.
Skiptrace, an action-comedy directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cutthroat Island), is scheduled for a 2015 release. The joint production by Hong Kong, Chinese and U.S. companies also stars American actor Johnny Knoxville.