Movie icon Jackie Chan will celebrate action blockbusters during a week-long event at next year's (15) Shanghai International Film Festival in China.

Officials at the annual event have teamed up with the Rush Hour legend to create Jackie Chan International Action Movie Week.

The inaugural celebration will take place in Shanghai, China in 2015 and is aimed at "commending excellent filmmakers who have made great contribution to world's action movies".

The announcement follows news that Chan will team up with John Cusack and Adrien Brody on new action blockbuster Dragon Blade, which is set to be the one of the most expensive Chinese films in history, with a production budget of $65 million (£40 million).