Comedian ​Ho Thai Hoa stars in the movie Fan Cuong (Fanatic) (Photo:

Hanoi(VNA) - Vietnamese big-budget rock movie Fan Cuong (Fanatic) will set the tone for a season of domestic high-grossing films across the country.

Directed by overseas Vietnamese Charlie Nguyen, who is popular among Vietnamese audiences for his comedy films, such as De Mai Tinh (Fool for Love), Cuoi Ngay Keo Lo (Love Puzzle) and Teo Em (Little Teo), and starring top comedian Ho Thai Hoa and action actor Johnny Tri Nguyen, the movie follows a devoted rock fan who struggles in many ways to revive the past glory of the fading rock music scene.

Director Charlie Nguyen said the movie will replace the sequel to Little Teo on his schedule.

“For some reason, we could not carry on with that project, so I had to switch to Fanatic. The drama comedy is a combination of space travel, spatial romance and fantasy factors,” he said.

The movie, with a budget of 26 billion VND (1.15 million USD), is set in the 90s and sees a fan travelling back through time to HCM City to meet the leader of his favourite band, Sexy Beast, to persuade him to perform on stage once again. The band leader has fallen in love with a young lady and is neglecting his career.

Fanatic is scheduled to be screened nation-wide on July 15.-VNA