The picture comes from the film’s public poster
□Rong Yu, chief reporter of Jimu News, Chutian Metropolis Daily
Xingzai finally became the real Xingye. On June 22, the famous director and actor Zhou Xingchi celebrated his 60th birthday. Fans all over the net sighed, “Why is he 60 years old in a blink of an eye?” Watching Zhou Xingchi’s movies growing up” is also a worry about “Will Xing Ye still make movies in the future?” According to Jimu news reporters, netizens are a little more worried. Judging from the current inventory in Zhou Xingchi’s hands, he can make movies for at least another 10 years.
I only understand him when I grow up
On June 22, 1962, Stephen Chow was born in Hong Kong, China. Because of his love for acting, he entered the entertainment industry at the age of 18, worked as a host of children’s programs, and ran for many years in film and television dramas. It was not until the 1990s that he slowly gained a foothold in the field of comedy.
Since “The Gambler” in 1990, Stephen Chow, who has an extraordinary talent for comedy, has been in the film world and has been in the limelight. “Fighting Dragon”, “Wu Zhuangyuan Su Qi’er”, “Tang Bohu’s Autumn Fragrance”, “Journey to the West”, “Happy Family”, “The King of Comedy”, “Shaolin Soccer”, “Kung Fu”, “Yangtze River No. 7”, “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” ” “The Mermaid”… Over the past 30 years, Stephen Chow has achieved his status as the “King of Comedy” with countless classic works and has become the supreme “star master” in the Chinese film circle.
In fact, Zhou Xingchi emphasized countless times in interviews with the media in the early years, “I always feel that I am making a serious movie, and I don’t know why everyone thinks it is a comedy.” On the 60th birthday of Xingye, many fans Posting on the Internet, he finally understood why Zhou Xingchi said this, “When I was young, watching Zhou Xingchi laughed until I burst into tears, and when I rewatch those movies in middle age, my heart is filled with inexplicable sadness, and I just want to secretly shed tears. “
Zhang Mubai, a member of the Jimu Film Group, is a fan of “post-80s” Zhou Xingchi. In his opinion, the core of comedy is always tragedy, “and this sentence has always been hidden in Zhou Xingchi’s movies, but everyone was slapped by Xingye’s superficial gag. Confused.”
According to his summary, Stephen Chow’s films are full of “can’t ask”, “can’t ask for love, can’t ask for career, can’t ask for the future. I really hope that I can never understand if I don’t grow up. he.”
Director Zhou still has more in stock.
The 60th birthday is a big day, but Zhou Xingchi’s studio told the media on the 22nd that Xingye did not plan to celebrate, but was still immersed in film work. This reply also relieved those fans who were afraid of Stephen Chow’s retirement.
According to Jimu News reporter, Zhou Xingchi is currently busy with the post-production of the movie “The Mermaid 2”. The film, like the previous work, continues to be directed by Stephen Chow, and the heroine also uses Lin Yun from “The Mermaid”, but the male protagonist has changed from Deng Chao in the first part to Alan from the “Happy Twist” team.
According to public information, “Mermaid 2” will start filming in the first half of 2021, and the current release date noted on Douban Movies is 2025. Although this “production rate” is a bit low, it is also in line with Stephen Chow’s “slow work and careful work” style in recent years.
In addition to “Mermaid 2”, Zhou Xingchi also has a blockbuster project called “Wang Fried” by netizens, that is “Kung Fu 2”, which makes kung fu movie fans eager to see. As a veteran Bruce Lee fan, Stephen Chow has always had a deep affection for kung fu movies, and “Kung Fu”, which was regarded as a classic as soon as it debuted, was his dream.
In recent years, Stephen Chow has made it clear on many occasions that he will definitely make “Kung Fu 2” and continue to show the world the breadth and depth of Chinese Kung Fu. But out of prudence, “Kung Fu 2” will not come out in the short term, and fans may have to wait at least 3 years.
In addition, Stephen Chow was also invited as a producer to participate in the Hollywood-invested animated film “Monkey King” project, and retell the story of Monkey King from a perspective different from “Westward Journey”.
With so much inventory on hand, 60-year-old Stephen Chow wants to retire? Rest assured, investors are the first to refuse. In fact, compared with the retirement of Xingye, fans should be more worried, “Will he be able to clear the inventory when Stephen Chow turns 70?”