“The Monkey King” Releases Final Trailer

By on January 24, 2014 in Movies

pic

The final trailer for the 3D fantasy epic The Monkey King <西遊記之大鬧天宮> was released online on January 24, 2014. The action film, a co-produced between Hong Kong and mainland China, is directed by Cheang Pou Soi (鄭保瑞) and features an ensemble superstar cast including Donnie Yen (甄子丹),  Chow Yun Fat (周潤發), Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Kelly Chen (陳慧琳),Gigi Leung (梁詠琪), Joe Chen (陳喬恩), and Peter Ho (何潤東).

The Monkey King is a retelling of the origin of Sun Wukong, the protagonist of the Chinese classical novel Journey to the West <西遊記>. According to legend, Sun Wukong, a monkey born from a stone, rebels against the Heavenly Kingdom after the Jade Emperor demotes him to a stable boy. To maintain order, the Jade Emperor brings together all the spiritual forces of Heaven to capture Sun Wukong, who single-handedly defeats 100,000 celestial warriors. With the help of the Buddha, Sun Wukong ultimately gets imprisoned under a mountain. Five centuries later, Sun Wukong is offered to serve as the disciple of the monk Tang Sanzang.

Donnie Yen, also the film’s action choreographer, stars as Sun Wukong. Chow Yun Fat stars as the Jade Emperor, while Aaron Kwok and Joe Chen respectively star as the Bull Demon King and Princess Iron Fan, a pair of lovers with divided loyalty. Peter Ho portrays the great warrior Erlang Shen, the nephew of the Jade Emperor. Kelly Chen portrays Guan Yin, the deity who brings Sun Wukong out of his dungeon so he can assist Tang Sanzang. Gigi Leung portrays Chang’e, the moon goddess.

Zhang Zilin (張梓琳), 2007 Miss World winner, is introduced in the film as Nuwa, the mother of mankind. Eddie Cheung (張兆輝) makes an appearance as the pagoda-bearing Li Jing, while Carlson Cheng (鄭家星) and  Him Law (羅仲謙) star as Li Jing’s two sons, Li Nezha and Li Muzha, respectively.

The Monkey King will be released on January 30, 2014 in Hong Kong theaters.

“The Monkey King” Final Trailer

Source: Sina.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

23 comments to “The Monkey King” Releases Final Trailer

  1. Kitty Doan says:

    too much graphic,,, too much power of the monkey king…. I will pass this movie in the theater.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Kitty Doan
  2. Yoonale says:

    The whole visual is making my head dizzy. Am I the only one or do I feel like aside from the 3 A-list, the girl who plays the bull’s wife gets the most media coverage among the whole ‘keh leh feh’ crew. I see reports on her and the Bull everyday, but Kelly Chen and Peter Ho etc. are rarely promoted at all.

    What’s going on mang, i wanna see Him Law!

    Login or Register before you can reply to Yoonale
    • Callmebaby replied:

      You mean Joe Chen? Well, she’s been quite a hot topic these days with her success in the mainland market and such. Also, she’s the only one that is paired up with one of the main cast and Aaron Kwok seems to mention her a lot in front of media… she’s lucky I guess.

      Login or Register before you can reply to Callmebaby
    • jia replied:

      May be she is keh leh feh only for you? she is very well known in Taiwan and quite success in China with tons of followers.. much more than Peter and Kelly. So, it is understandable for media to reports more on her

      Login or Register before you can reply to jia
  3. elty says:

    The CGI in this movie really bothers me. There seems to be too much moving parts, yet too little focus on the quality. I hope it doesnt turn out like Storm Riders 2/ Storm Warriors.

    Login or Register before you can reply to elty
  4. EkinFan says:

    looks weak, too much cgi and the trailer does not sell it much

    Login or Register before you can reply to EkinFan
  5. YangGuo says:

    Oh wow CGI still looks horrible XDDDDD! The flame effects on wukong between 1:48 – 1:52 was cringe worthy. You might as well use real fire.

    Login or Register before you can reply to YangGuo
  6. Abe says:

    WOW. awesome CGI, picturesque scenes, cool action sequences. The best I have seen in any Chinese movies so far and it is definitely a major leap in CGI development in the Chinese movie market.

    I believe this movie will do very well in the box office.

    And Aaron Kwok is best looking Bull Demon King ever? lol

    Login or Register before you can reply to Abe
  7. dude says:

    i will be watching this 3d at my local.

    Login or Register before you can reply to dude
  8. henry says:

    Donnie yen’s movies usually turns out really good and I am still excited to see this, but I’m sure everyone here can agree that this has way to much cgi. The cgi doesn’t even seem to be edited that well…

    Login or Register before you can reply to henry
  9. megamiaow says:

    That was definitely not Donnies own voice, although Aaron’s is authentic.

    Login or Register before you can reply to megamiaow
  10. Lyra says:

    I’m surprised this movie will be released in Cantonese since mainland China had a hand in producing the film.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Lyra
    • mr.vui replied:

      it’s in both Cantonese and Mandarin depending on which cinema you watch it at (:

      Login or Register before you can reply to mr.vui
  11. kiwi says:

    Kelly Chen look really good in her role.

    Login or Register before you can reply to kiwi
  12. Callmebaby says:

    I’m looking forward to the Bull Demon King couple

    Login or Register before you can reply to Callmebaby
    • en replied:

      yes they look cute in the BTS and some interviews

      beside most of the cast are great actors i like to watch

      definitely will watch this 🙂

      Login or Register before you can reply to en
  13. Hannahh says:

    can’t wait !

    Login or Register before you can reply to Hannahh
  14. Kidd says:

    The trailer looks good. Can’t wait to see it. Will look nice on the big screen.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Kidd
  15. Nick says:

    Looks great! Way too much computer graphics, but I always look Journey to The West!

    Login or Register before you can reply to Nick
  16. en says:

    yo hoo finally.. Monkey King i’m coming 😀

    Login or Register before you can reply to en
  17. en says:

    what a cast.. so many Superstar!

    Login or Register before you can reply to en
  18. Bluehorsy says:

    Gosh. The trailer was so bad.

    Login or Register before you can reply to Bluehorsy