"Hot Summer Days" heats up icy Beijing

2010-01-25 09:38 BJT

"Hot Summer Days" unites a galaxy of stars in China's show business, including Jacky Cheung, Rene Liu, Nocholas Tse, Barbie Hsu, Daniel Wu and Vivian Hsu. The romance is slated for release across China in February the 11th.

Director Tony Chan escorted major cast members to a news conference Monday in Beijing. Wang Zhonglei, president of Huayi Brothers Film, was there, as was pop band Bobo to perform the film's theme song.

Asked about a report that Maggie Cheung makes a cameo in the movie, the director was vague.

Tony Chan, Director of "Hot Summer Days", said, "I really can't tell you how many scenes Maggie will appear in this film. You'll have to find the answer in the theater."

The film consists of six intertwining love stories, all set in a stifling and sultry summer.

As Valentine's Day this year falls on the first day of Chinese lunar new year, the release date for "Hot Summer Days", February 11th, was chosen to coincide with the big occasion, aiming for a lion's share of the movie market.