Stephen Chow – CJ7

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THEATRICAL RELEASE: January, 31 2008 ( Hong Kong )

DIRECTOR: Stephen Chow

SCREENWRITERS: Stephen Chow ACTORS: Stephen Chow, Kitty Zhang, Lam Chi Chung, Xu Jiao, Yuen Qiu, Danny Chan Kwok Kuen, Tin Kai Man

STUDIO: Columbia Pictures

Stephen Chow Sing-Chi, the acclaimed director of the successful movies like Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle has come up with new sci-fi comedy title called “CJ7(previously titled “A Hope”).

That means, more fresh new comedy goodies from the Master of Comedy.

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Photos by: Sina

“CJ7” ( Chinese: ‘Chang Jiang qi hao‘ ) is an upcoming 2008 science fiction/comedy film written, produced and directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the film. In August 2007 the film was given the title “CJ7“, a play on China’s successful Shenzhou manned space missions – Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. It was previously been known by a series of working titles – Alien, Yangtze River VII, Long River 7 and most notably, A Hope. It was filmed in Ningbo, in the Zhejiang province. According to IMDb, filming is now complete and a 2007 release is expected.

Plot Outline

  • As with the title “CJ7”, the earlier working titles, Yangtze River VII and Long River 7, referred to the Chinese manned space program. The mission of Shenzhou 6 was completed in 2006 and the real Shenzhou 7 is set to launch in September 2008.
  • The film will have a budget of $20 million US, and will be heavy on CG effects.
  • Chow plays a man who lives in a partly demolished house. He takes in a homeless boy (who is actually played by a girl, Xu Jiao). Whether the semi-demolished house and the homeless boy are on Earth, or on the alien planet is not clear. As Chow’s character can’t afford to buy a toy for the child, he finds a makeshift toy in the garbage and brings it back to his “son”. The “toy” is actually a powerful alien device and the aliens are desperate to get it back. Some rumors state that it is a “pet” rather than a “toy”.
  • The reason Chow’s character can’t afford to buy the child a toy is because he is fired without pay from his part-time job as a construction worker. His boss is a contractor played by Lam Chi Chung.
  • Chow plays an astronaut who crashes his spacecraft on another planet. He befriends an android translator ( played by Kitty Zhang ) who can communicate with aliens.
  • Scenes include Chow’s character being taken to hospital after seemingly plunging to his death; the adopted child crying, whilst Kitty Zhang’s android character plays teacher; a birthday party for the child.
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2 Responses

  1. Recently i saw CJ7 in our local teater here and was touched !
    May i have stephen Chow’s email address please.
    Thank You !
    Christiana.Malaysia

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean, one great movie from one great director. I don’t think anyone can contact him directly considering him being a high profile person. But there is one web forum dedicated to Stephen Chow. If you join the discussion maybe you meet someone who can help with what you asked for. Good luck. Here the link –