Tussauds statue honors filmmaker Feng


BEIJING -- Madame Tussauds world famous wax museum erected a statue of China's most popular film director, Feng Xiaogang, in Shanghai Thursday to honor his latest movie, the Chinese civil war film "Assembly."

Edward Fuller, general manager of Shanghai Madame Tussauds, called "Assembly," which premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival in October, a "modern classic" that "shocked and moved the audience like he always does."

"This is what Madame Tussauds wants to commemorate from the movies," Fuller said in a statement distributed by Feng's producers at Huayi Brothers Pictures in Beijing.

Feng, attending a ceremony to unveil his wax likeness, said he was surprised to be honored by the wax museum.

His likeness will be placed in a two-month display of film props and stage sets from "Assembly," which opens commercially in China on Dec. 20.