Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan is set to star in The Spy Next Door, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll play a man "who is called to baby-sit his neighbor's children and winds up having to fight off secret agents after one of the kids inadvertently downloads a secret code." And you thought MySpace and porny chat rooms were all you had to worry about when your kids turned on the computer. Well, good thing the family just happens to live next door to a high-flying, high-kicking master of ass-whoopings. When I was a kid, if my parents had called the neighbor in to babysit me and my brother, a killer tamale recipe would have been her only weapon.
At Tuesday's soon-to-be-infamous Best Buy event, the stars aligned and the skies opened up and I was magically able to get five minutes with the incredibly polite Steven Seagal, martial arts master and king of the postmortem one-liner. (David Caruso learned everything he knew from this guy.) The Under Siege star was taciturn about some things -- like how he's fallen out with producers of some of his recent movies over changes -- but more forthcoming about his burgeoning comedy career. But enough of me and my poor interviewing skills -- let's get the facts straight from the man himself.