Apart from its paltry reception in the U.S., Raman Hui’s Monster Hunt bolstered China’s box office with record numbers and was a major hit in the region. Its critical approval also stands firm as a fairly exciting and enthusing endeavor from a director boldly stepping up at the helm following a notable career on several animated projects in the U.S..
As of this Chinese New Year now, fans of the first film will finally get to set foot back into the world Hui helped build, setting the stage for Monster Hunt 2. Storied by Peter Cirlella and scripted once more by Alan Yuen, the sequel further chronicles the adventures of a baby monster destined to become king and prevent a civil war with the help of human allies.
Recent campaigning for the film saw more gags than not with some behind-the-scenes footage to boot. This time, we have some actual footage to share per the narrative with appearances by principals Tony Leung Chui-Wai, and returning cast members Jing Boran and Bai Baihe among others listed.
Pending releases for the film in the U.S. and U.K. remain pending courtesy of Lionsgate. Check out the trailer below!