U.S Trailer for JOURNEY TO THE WEST, the New Film from KUNG FU HUSTLE Director Stephen Chow

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About a year ago, we posted the Hong Kong trailer for Stephen Chow‘s Journey to the West.  The film centers on a group of demon hunters who use the power of love to save people and embark on a journey to the West.  That plot doesn’t really come through in this new U.S. trailer, which is more about Chow’s general energetic, madcap visuals.  The look of the movie should come as no surprise to those who have seen his previous films, Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle.  This time around, Chow is playing heavily with CGI, and while the CGI doesn’t look particularly good, it does fit with the cartoony style he’s apparently going for.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film stars Qi Shu, Zhang Wen, Bo Huang, and Lo ShowJourney to the West will be available on iTunes and in theaters on March 7, 2014.

Trailer for JOURNEY TO THE WEST from KUNG FU HUSTLE Director Stephen Chow

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I’ve missed Stephen Chow.  He heated up in the early 2000s with Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle, but he’s been quiet since 2008′s CJ7.  Although he’s produced several projects, we’ll finally be getting his latest directorial effort with the upcoming Journey to the West (a.k.a A Chinese Odyssey, a.k.a Odyssey).  Chow co-directed the film with Derek Kok, and if you can figure out what the movie is about from the trailer, then congratulations.  The only thing the first trailer seems to tell us is that this madness came from the mind of Chow, and that’s good enough for me.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Journey to the West is due out in Hong Kong on February 7th.  Hopefully, we’ll get a U.S. release some day.

Is Stephen Chow Remaking Bruce Lee’s THE WAY OF THE DRAGON with Anne Hathaway and Jack Black?

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I make it a rule never to trust a Chinese tabloid (I’ve been burned too many times!), but sometimes rules have to be broken if the rumor is delicious enough.  Twitch reports [via Channel News Asia] that actor/writer/director Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle) is making his next film Tai Chi, which will be a remake of the 1972 Bruce Lee film The Way of the Dragon.  That’s pretty cool.  Even cooler, the film may film this June and co-star Jack Black and Anne Hathaway.

Hit the jump to learn why this may be more than a rumor.

Nicolas Cage Flies Away from THE GREEN HORNET

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I feel really bad for “The Green Hornet”.  I know that it’s just a movie and that it has no emotions what so ever, but I can’t help but feel bad for the poor ol’ film. I’m sure you guys have been following the problematic production for the past year or so and now that things finally looked like it was going to get better, we now get news that Nicolas Cage, who was set to play the film’s villain, has dropped out.  This doesn’t look too good for the film since the film just started principal photography last week.  You can read more details when you hit the jump.

Stephen Chow No Longer Flies with THE GREEN HORNET

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Originally reported by SpoilerTV last week and now confirmed by CHUD, it looks like Stephen Chow is officially out of Michel’s Gondry adaptation of “The Green Hornet”.  With Rogen playing the titular hero, Chow was slated to play the Hornet’s sidekick “Kato”, a role played in the 1966 TV series by the legendary Bruce Lee.  “Hornet” would have also marked Chow’s first appearance in a mainstream, major Hollywood film.  Sadly, if Chow comes to rule these shores, we’ll have to wait as, according to CHUD, he had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.  Hit the jump for more on “Green Hornet’s” odd flight to the big screen.

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