Green Hornet Stings Stephen Chow
In 1989, in the movie FINAL JUSTICE, he played a supporting role, which won him the best supporting actor award at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and established him in the Hong Kong film world. The key turning point in his career came only a year later, when he had his first starring role in the 1990 Chow Yun-Fat spoof ALL FOR THE WINNER. In this movie, Chow's unique and hilarious onscreen persona -- playing his first in a series of lovable underdogs -- made him an overnight sensation in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. Asian film observers also say that in that film Chow gave birth to the "Mo Lei Tau" ("nonsense") comedy style, now considered a fully established genre of Hong Kong comedy.
Since ALL FOR THE WINNER, Chow has gradually but firmly established himself as Hong Kong's comedy king. Among his 50 some movies, JUSTICE MY FOOT won him the best actor award at the 1992 Asian Pacific Film Awards, and A CHINESE ODYSSEY won him the best actor award at the 1996 Hong Kong Critics Society Awards as well as at the Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Film Awards.
Stephen Chow's Star Overseas recently formed a new multi-feature collaboration with Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, under which Sony Pictures Releasing International will distribute the features produced by Star Overseas worldwide.
Original Films' Ori Marmur is exec producing THE GREEN HORNET.