Chow finding 'Hope' in SPC


Stephen Chow is reteaming with Sony Pictures Classics for the North American release of "A Hope," which he wrote and directed (HR 3/30).

Chow, who also stars, shot the picture last year in China. Embellished with state-of-the-art visual effects, it's a fantasy comedy about a poor laborer (Chow), his young son and their enlightening encounter with a strange new pet.

Chow's Star Overseas Ltd. first teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment on "Kung Fu Hustle," which grossed more than $100 million worldwide.