Directed by Antony Szeto, the $6m drama follows a group of children under-going a gruelling training programme at a Chinese martial arts school, and promises to feature eye-popping action sequences, including a new spin on yamakasi (urban chase scenes).
Sammo Hung is set to star as a wushu master, along with a group of young, up-and-coming martial arts champions. Chan will offer his input in training the boys and devising the action sequences.
Hong Kong-based Hippopotamus Films is producing the film which is scheduled to start shooting this month.
Golden Network will also be selling Dadi Film's Wild Horse From Shangri-la, a drama set in China 's stunning Yunnan province, directed by Gigo Lee.
The story follows a Tibetan boy who enters a long-distance race to win prize money for his sister's heart operation. Currently in post-production, the film is scheduled for completion next March.
The third film is Anne Pick and Bill Spahic's docudrama Iris Chang, about the author of The Rape Of Nanking, who mysteriously took her own life in 2004. Co-produced by Dadi Film and Canada 's Real To Reel Production, the film is also in post-production.
Founded by Hong Kong film industry veteran John Sham, Dadi Film previously produced Xiao Jiang's award-winning Electric Shadows, which Fortissimo Films picked up for international sales.
The company is a subsidiary of Dadi Media Group, which operates China-based distribution platforms, including a digital cinema chain and VoD and digital TV services.
'We want to develop and produce quality Chinese films, with strong scripts and touching stories, at different budget levels,' said Sham.
Also in development is a $12.5m biopic of Chinese philosopher Confucius, to be directed by Mei Hu and produced by Chui Po Chu (Kung-fu Hustle).