BEIJING, Dec. 2 -- Actress Athena Chu Yan stole the show Monday afternoon in Beijing at a press conference to launch the official website of "Once Upon a Chinese Classic", a much anticipated work by director Jeffrey Lau after the hit romance movie, "A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box" he made 15 years ago, sina.com reports.
Chu Yan, the lead actress playing opposite comedian Stephen Chow in "Pandora's Box", loosely based on the Chinese classical novel "Journey to the West", only makes guest appearance in Jeff Lau's new film.
In the film, "Pandora's Box" still applies its magic and has people go back in time and space. Chu Yan reprises the immortal fairy Zixia, serving as a connection line that mixes different scenarios together.
Co-starring Hong Kong actor Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and mainland actress Sun Li, "Once Upon a Chinese Classic" has rallied many other veteran actors like Huang Bo, Sandra Ng Kwan Yue, Eric Tsang Chi Wai.
The slapstick is set to tickle the audience as it reaches out to many classic scenes from blockbuster films like John Woo's "Red Cliff", the black comedy "Crazy Racing Car" by Ning Hao, as well as 1997 romantic drama "Titanic" and directorial work of Stephen Chow "CJ7".