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Stephen Chow Admits CJ7 Is An ET Clone

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We've been saying for ages that Stephen Chow's CJ7 is a quasi-remake of ET, and now Chow is sort of admitting it. Says Chow: "I watched [ET] many times... I was amazed that science fiction could be filmed like that. I knew then I wanted to make a movie like that. Spielberg's work inspired me to become a director." CJ7 even mirrors Spielberg's daddy issues, with its story of a boy whose relationship with his alien dog affects his relationship with his father. [Xinhua]

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Annalee Newitz

@JennaW: Ha! Sorry the Gaiman post will be back in a few minutes. Technical problems here on the io9 spaceship.