Although NEW SHAOLIN TEMPLE will not officially start production until the end of the year, leads Jackie Chan, Andy Lau Tak Wa and Nicholas Tse Ting Fung could not wait to try out swords in the Shaolin Temple "Abbot room" for warm up. Jackie Chan received the Abbot's calligraphy of the word DRAGON, which was a pleasant surprise for Big Brother.
The film's cast earlier attended a press conference at the Shaolin Temple. The Abbot prepared five valuable ancient swords for the leads. After Wa Jai accepted it he removed it from its sheath, putting not only Fan Bingbing but also Tse Ting Fung and Wu Jing under his spell as they were envious of Wa Jai's natural heroic. Wa Jai said, "When I received this ancient sword from the Abbot, he told me not to treat this sword like a weapon but as something peaceful. That way I would cherish it even more. The Abbot's words seem to tell everyone to learn to let go and not to be stubborn with anything."