Well that’s a way to distinguish this version from the original

Chan’s the Man for ‘Eighty Days’ Remake
Jackie Chan will star in a remake of “Around the World in Eighty Days,” with could begin shooting in the fall after he completes “Shanghai Knights” with Owen Wilson.
Like the 1956 original, which starred David Niven and was based on Jules Verne’s novel, the picture will be set during the Industrial Revolution, a time of great intellectual restlessness and advancement throughout the world. But the script has been significantly revised.
The new version will focus on Passepartout (Chan), who after stealing a valuable jade Buddha, seeks refuge with London gentleman inventor Phileas Fogg. The role of Fogg, made famous by Niven, has yet to be cast.
As in the original, the crux of the story is Fogg’s bet with members of his club that a man can traverse the globe in 80 days. The revision has Passepartout teaching Fogg to open his mind to the different cultures he encounters en route to winning his bet. Passepartout guides and defends Fogg on his journey — an area in which Chan no doubt will exploit his athleticism.
The project is being financed by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz’ Walden Media, which declined comment. Frank Coraci (“The Wedding Singer,” “The Waterboy.”) will direct.