Stephen Chow's comeback set for early 2013
Updated: 2012-09-20 16:20
ChinaVision Media Group Limited has announced that a comedy film directed by Stephen Chow will be released around the 2013 Chinese New Year.
"Chu Mo Chuan Qi", starring Shu Qi, Huang Bo and Wen Zhang, will mark Chow's return after his 2008 film "CJ7".
Chow, who is also an actor, screenwriter and producer, is hailed as the king of comedy. His prolific career is marked by such successful films as "A Chinese Odyssey", "Shaolin Soccer", and "Kung Fu Hustle".
The actor-turned-director has signed a contract with ChinaVision to shoot five films in the next seven years.
ChinaVision, which celebrated its third anniversary on Tuesday (September 18, 2012), also announced the launch of individual studios for some of its signed artists, including actors Ge You and Huang Bo, writer Yan Geling and director Ding Sheng.
Among them, Ding Sheng will direct "Police Story 2013" starring Jackie Chan.
Ding and Chan worked together on the 2010 film "Little Big Soldier".