Stephen Chow, the star and director of the hit cult-classic martial arts movie “Kung Fu Hustle” has all but confirmed that a sequel of some sort is now underway and the fans couldn’t be more excited for this news.
Same Same But Different
Chow, who also co-wrote and co-produced the 2004 film, has recently appeared at a promotional event in Guangzhou, China for his latest movie, “The King of Comedy.”
One audience member reportedly asked the Hong Kong filmmaker regarding the rumors of an upcoming “Kung Fu Hustle 2” to which he answered a definite “yes,” although the new film won’t necessarily be a direct continuation of the first.
As what Chow said, “it’s not exactly ‘Kung Fu Hustle 2,’ though it is the same kind of story.” So it’s safe to assume that the film will be something of a “spiritual follow up.”
He went on to explain that the timeline of the new movie will be set in the present times and will take place in a foreign country.
When asked further about his involvement for the project, Chow said he likely wouldn’t star in it, as he’s apparently already too old to execute the fight scenes. Nonetheless he said that he would make a cameo appearance.