The leading role in Hong Kong comic actor-director Stephen
Chow's new movie is not Chow himself, nor his personated son or the
UFO in its official poster, but instead an alien dog, with a pea
green body and a furry head, reported Sina.com.cn on Monday.
In the latest released poster of the fantasy comedy, "CJ7,"
(a.k.a "A Hope") the green alien puppy makes its debut.
The movie, embellished with state-of-the-art visual effects,
tells the story of a poor father who cannot even afford to buy his
son a gift, so instead he picks up an abandoned puppet from a
dumpster. But to the pair's delight, the toy turns out to be an
The character is based on Chow's pet dog Bull Bull. "We would do
running exercises every day and even go shopping together when he
was alive," the star was quoted as saying.
(CRI December 18, 2007)