WU KONG (Monkey King Prequel)

Synopsis: "Set 500 years before the Monkey King wreaks havoc in the heavenly kingdom, it tells the stories of Wukong who unwilling to bow down to his own destiny, and he sets out to rebel the gods." (Wiki)

Storyline: ”The story tells the story of Sun Wukong (Eddie Peng) and Erlang Shen (Shawn Yue), who comes to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. They gained friendship, experienced love and ultimately betrayal, growing throughout their life journey.” (IMDb)

One of the most often used depicted characters from Chinese myth/folklore must be “Sun Wu Kong” AKA “The Monkey God”, and a NEW feature film has entered the arena, with Taiwanese actor Eddie Peng in the title role in “WU KONG”!

Directed by Derek Kwok (who also directed 2013’s “Journey to the West”, also another Sun Wu Kong-related film), Hong Kong actor Shawn Yue is “Erlang Shen / Yang Jian”, and China actress Ni Ni as “Zi Xia” rounding out this all-Asian co-country co-pro extravaganza.

Based on a popular internet novel titled Wukong Biography written by Jin Hezai. The 2 hours + 10 minute film will be released in China on July 13th, 2017, and July 14th in the USA.