added: Tue, Jan 31st '17
It's currently shattering box-office records in China. And now, it setting its sights on America and other English-language markets.
Check out the trailer for "Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back." It's the follow-up to filmmaker Stephen Chow's hit fantasy comedy that's based on the classic 16th-century Chinese fantasy novel about an epic adventure involving monks, demons, mythical creatures, and a Monkey King.
Chow, this time only serving as a producer and co-writer, has relinquished directing duties, handing the reins over to veteran action director Tsui Hark (Detective Dee, Once Upon a Time in China). The film also features a new cast, which includes Lin Gengxin, Kris Wu, Yao Chen, and Yun Lin.
"Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back" will be released in the U.S., Canada, and the UK on February 3rd.
A sequel to Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons, the Monkey King is back. Now tamed by Tang Sanzang, Monkey King has become one of Tang’s disciples. Tang, Monkey King, Sandy and Pigsy band together to fight demons as they continue their journey west.
directed by Tsui Hark
starring Lin Gengxin, Kris Wu, Yao Chen, Yun Lin
release date February 3, 2017 (U.S., Canada, U.K.)