Although rumors of there being a Kung Fu Hustle 2 < 功夫2 > have always been in the air, Stephen Chow (周星馳) finally officially confirmed the news. While promoting his newest movie, The New King of Comedy < 新喜劇之王 >, Stephen admitted that he will be filming Kung Fu Hustle 2. Fans immediately wondered if the 56-year-old will be acting again in the sequel.
Suddenly stopping taking lead roles after CJ7 <長江7號> 11 years ago, Stephen has never truly revealed the reason behind retiring his acting career. Stephen explained that he is not really comfortable with talking about why he is no longer acting, but he admitted that he still gets frequent acting offers. Stephen expressed, “There are a lot of things that I don’t love to do. I just want to talk about one thing – I only do things I love; I don’t do it for the money.”
When asked if he would think about taking a cameo role in Kung Fu Hustle 2, similarly like he did with Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back < 西遊伏妖篇 >, the director laughed and said he may consider playing someone who gets beat up in the movie, “I can’t fight that well anymore.”
On the plot of the movie, Stephen said that although the new movie will retain a similar concept, Kung Fu Hustle 2 will have its own independent story. It will be centered around a modern-day kung fu story in a foreign country instead.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.