Next Stephen Cho Flick Gets New Release Date, English-Narrated Trailer

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Stephen Cho’s follow up to “Kung Fu Hustle,” the sci-fi comedy “CJ7,” has its release date pushed back (not that far) to March 7.

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Chow Touts 'CJ7's' FX

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/international/news/e…

“‘CJ7’ marked the first time a Chinese production features an entirely digitally produced creature.”

Chow — who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film — admitted he drew heavy inspiration from Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” for “CJ7,” in which the title character was an alien in the shape of a dog. As a young man, he went to see “E.T.” repeatedly, amazed by the mix of familial tenderness and sci-fi. For his own foray into the sci-fi genre, “only draw references from “E.T.” would be enough, wouldn’t it?” he asked.

CJ7” is predicted to be the biggest blockbuster of the Chinese New Year season, the only competition being “Kung Fu Dunk” starring Taiwanese heartthrob Jay Chou, scheduled a week after “CJ7” opens.

Also, him and Will Smith might collaborate:

Reports said Smith invited Chow to direct, produce or star in a remake of ’80s martial arts hit “The Karate Kid,” while Chow asked Smith to star in the “Lord of the Rings”-style adaptation of the Chinese literary classic “The Journey to the West,” with a reported budget of $100 million.

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