Eddie Peng Breaks Tradition in “Wu Kong”
The trend for adapting Monkey King into film continues with the upcoming summer blockbuster Wu Kong <悟空传>, starring Eddie Peng (彭于晏), Ni Ni (倪妮), Shawn Yue (余文樂), and Oho (欧豪). Produced by Emperor Motion Pictures and directed by Derek Kwok (郭子健), Wu Kong is adapted from the online novel of the same name, written by Jin He (今何).
Wu Kong is a prequel to Journey to the West <西遊記>, and takes place 500 years before Sun Wukong, or the Monkey King, wrecks havoc in the heavenly kingdom. In this prequel, Wukong is unwilling to bow down to his own destiny and rebels the gods. Eddie Peng stars in the titular role.
Shawn Yue stars as Wukong’s nemesis Yang Jian, a demigod cursed with the knowledge of fate. Ni Ni plays the love interest, Azi, and Oho plays the demigod warrior Tianpeng. Zheng Shuang (郑爽) and Qiao Shan (乔杉) also star in the film.
Wu Kong opens in China on July 13, 2017.
“Wu Kong” Teaser
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.