Hong Kong thriller Cold War coming back in a sequel; its stars appear at Beijing film festival

(From left) Hong Kong actors Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-fai, Chinese actor Chow Yun Fat and his wife Jasmine pose during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
(From left) Hong Kong actors Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-fai, Chinese actor Chow Yun Fat and his wife Jasmine pose during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Chinese actress Tang Wei arrives for the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
Chinese actress Tang Wei arrives for the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
American actress Natalie Portman arrives for the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
American actress Natalie Portman arrives for the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Actress Natalie Portman and Chinese actor Liu Ye attend the opening ceremony of Beijing International Film Festival, in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
Actress Natalie Portman and Chinese actor Liu Ye attend the opening ceremony of Beijing International Film Festival, in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
South Korean actor Lee Min Ho arrives during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
South Korean actor Lee Min Ho arrives during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
American directors Anthony Russo (left) and Joe Russo arrive during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
American directors Anthony Russo (left) and Joe Russo arrive during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Italian film-maker Giuseppe Tornatore arrives during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
Italian film-maker Giuseppe Tornatore arrives during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Chinese actor Chow Yun-Fat (left) and his wife Jasmine arrive during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
Chinese actor Chow Yun-Fat (left) and his wife Jasmine arrive during the opening ceremony red carpet event of the 6th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Actor Christoph Waltz arrives at the Beijing International Film Festival, in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.
Actor Christoph Waltz arrives at the Beijing International Film Festival, in Beijing, China on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS
Hong Kong actor and animator Raman Hui (centre) and characters from Monster Hunt and Kung Fu Panda arrive for the opening ceremony of the 6th Beijing International Film Festiva on April 16, 2016.
Hong Kong actor and animator Raman Hui (centre) and characters from Monster Hunt and Kung Fu Panda arrive for the opening ceremony of the 6th Beijing International Film Festiva on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Korean-American singer Jessica Jung (left) and basketball player Stephon Marbury arrive for the opening ceremony of the 6th Beijing International Film Festiva on April 16, 2016.
Korean-American singer Jessica Jung (left) and basketball player Stephon Marbury arrive for the opening ceremony of the 6th Beijing International Film Festiva on April 16, 2016.PHOTO: EPA
Actor Aaron Kwok in the movie Cold War.
Actor Aaron Kwok in the movie Cold War.PHOTO: ENCORE FILMS

BEIJING - Hong Kong stars Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Chow Yun Fat appeared at the opening ceremony of the sixth Beijing International Film Festival on Saturday for their film Cold War 2.

The sequel to the hit 2012 crime thriller opens in July. Eddie Peng also returns in the new film. Chow joins the cast, playing a lawyer.

At a press conference, Kwok said more Cold War instalments may be expected. "The next one could be Cold War 7 or a Cold War prequel. The characters who died in Cold War could very well re-appear on screen."

Stars such as Natalie Portman, Christoph Waltz, Lee Min Ho, Ethan Juan, Vivian Dawson and Tang Wei also attended the festival, which closes on Saturday.