Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
When this alliance threatens their lives and the local community, Cheung Tin has to use his skills to defend his friends. However, as he will soon find out, the enemy is much
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Written, produced, directed and starring Chow, Kung Fu Hustle took place in 1940s Shanghai and followed a wannabe gangster who aspires to join the notorious ‘Axe Gang’. The 2014 movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing $102 million worldwide.
There’s been talk of a sequel ever since the release of the original movie, but it seems this new version won’t be a direct follow-up to the film, but rather a spiritual successor set in modern times. Chow plans on directing the movie, as well as potentially making a cameo appearance.
As yet, there’s no word as to when we can expect Kung Fu Hustle 2, with Chow next moving on to another sequel with a follow up to his 2016 hit The Mermaid.
Chow broke the news while promoting his latest film The “New King Of Comedy” at an audience Q&A in Guangzhou, Hong Kong. Submerged by questions about it, Chow revealed only few details like that it will be set in a foreign country and in modern times. He added that it would not be a proper sequel but something similar. When asked is he will act in the film too, Chow remained vague revealing that he will definitely not play the lead role, but maybe a cameo.
14 years ago the original movie grossed $102 million against a $20 million budget, earning six Hong Kong Film Awards and five Golden Horse Awards.
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The news comes from Chow and he explains that the movie will be more of a “spiritual successor” than a sequel, but it’s still exciting news for the fans of the first film!
During a recent Q&A via Coconuts, Chow was asked if there would be a sequel to Kung Fu Hustle, and he replied:
“Yes! Actually, it won’t be so much a Kung Fu Hustle 2; it would be a modern-day kung fu story set in a foreign country and have its own standalone story, but it will have a similar direction and concept as Kung Fu Hustle.”
Sounds good! There aren’t any other details on the project, but I’m definitely looking forward to
That is in keeping with the leap to another level that Tangren is already engineering in Australasia and which it is planning next to take to North America.
The company was established last year in Australia, and initially operated as a marketing partner on Chinese movies acquired and released by other companies. Tangren’s unique selling point was its connection between advertisers and the diaspora populations of ethnic Chinese in Australian cities.
After getting its feet on the ground, Tangren took the decision to acquire rights on its own account and — after Madman Entertainment handled its first two titles — to operate as a distributor in its own right.
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The studio also unveiled that young actor Albert Tsai, Tensing Norgay Trainor, the grandson of Tensing Norgay, the first man to reach the summit of Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, and Tsai Chin will be joining “Agents of Shield’s” Chloe Bennet in its upcoming feature “Abominable.”
The announcements came as Pearl detailed its upcoming slate of animated feature productions, backstory and ambitions, straight from the mouths of animation legends Jill Culton and Glen Keane.
“The Monkey King” is penned by animated-animal feature experts Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich, whose past credits include “Brother Bear” and “Chicken Little.” The film is an effort to bring to the world, a character described
Chow’s involvement was announced today at animation festival Annecy in France and represents an exciting collaboration for Pearl, which previously co-produced Kung Fu Panda 3. Chow has not been set as director.
The animation update, adapted from the classic Monkey King legend about a monkey who gains supernatural powers, is being written by Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich, whose credits include Brother Bear and Chicken Little.
Multi-hyphenate Chow’s directing credits include The Mermaid and Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons, both of which shattered Middle Kingdom box office records, as well as action-comedy Kung Fu Hustle, which grossed more than $100M worldwide as well as BAFTA and Golden Globe noms.
Stephen Chow is developing an epic animated adventure based on The Monkey King myth for China’s Pearl Studio, it emerged at Annecy International Animated Film Festival on Thursday (June 14).
Chow, whose credits include Chinese box office smashes The Mermaid and Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons as well as global hit Kung Fu Hustle, is collaborating with Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich, who were among the writing teams on Brother Bear and Chicken Little.
“Stephen Chow is the perfect creative partner to develop The Monkey King with Pearl Studio,
In China, a dinosaur skull is stolen, leading to a dumb, incompetent, but a charming secret agent sent to Hong Kong to investigate and retrieve it. A female spy who is supposed to help him is in fact a double-agent ordered by their government to have him killed.
As this is a send- up of James Bond films, Stephen Chow is the secret agent Ling Ling Chat, which sounds very much like 007 but it’s loosely translated as ‘drenching in paint’ as written in Chinese. The film starts off with some John Woo style of gun-fu action in a warehouse where a secret
The film is a first feature for Base Animation, the new animation studio that is part of Beijing-based VFX firm BaseFX, and for Chinese super star Jackie Chan. Chan’s Sparkle Roll Media is a producer and co-investor, and Chan will voice characters in both the Chinese- and English-language versions of the finished picture.
The family-oriented film is being directed by Chris Appelhans (illustrator on “Coraline”) from his own original screenplay. The modern-day fairy tale picks up the moral challenges that emerge from the encounter between a boy and a dragon who is able to make wishes come true. Production is focused at Base’s new animation studio in Xiamen, southern China. The movie is targeting a 2019 theatrical release in China.
The U.S. voice cast includes
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