In his next movie, Stephen Chow goes after aliens from outer space! Expect a lot of fun to be poked at the expense of our intergalactic neighbours, while I'm not holding my breath for parodies of everything from Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Alien (what else?). Chow's not unfamiliar with ETs - for Chow fans who've seen more than just Kung Fu Hustle, there's a hilarious alien autopsy gag in Forbidden City Cop, which also involves another favourite HK comedian of mine, Cheung Tat-Ming. The Hope has formidable shoes to fill after Chow's award-winning, critically-lauded and damn-entertaining Kung Fu Hustle. However it turns out, at least it'll still be a million times funnier than the barrage of awful HK comedies Wong Jing and co. churn out every year. The Hope is due January 31st, 2008.
Release date news from Variety Asia.