Hey folks, Harry here with his mighty Buddhist Palm! If you got to see KUNG FU HUSTLE in a theater, congrats! If you picked it up on DVD, congrats! Either way, you're a winner - and apparently so are we. Due to the success of the film - Sony Pictures has fully financed the sequel and the cast are pretty much all back to unleash more mayhem. WOO-HOO!!! Read and let the happiness of this news wash over you like a warm rag and a happy finish!
According to the Taiwanese media, filming of the sequel to Kung Fu Hustle will begin in Shanghai this September or October and will complete by the yearend. Almost everyone, including Stephen Chow himself, Lam Tse-Chung (Chow's sidekick), Yuen Qiu (the Landlady) and Yuen Wah (the Landlord), will reappear in the sequel. Even Chan Kwok-Kwan, whose character died in the first film, will return with a new character. However, Huang Shengyi, who played the female lead, is currently trying to leave Steven Chow's agency and her chance of returning to the sequel is quite small. The action will still be handled by Yuen Wo-Ping and there will be more action sequences in the sequel. The budget is about US$ 15 million and part of it comes from Sony Pictures.