China Central Television (English) has a new segment online that takes you behind the scenes of director Soi Cheang’s new fantasy sequel, The Monkey King 2: 3D. The film has a local release slated for February 8 with China Lion already on deck for a slate of releases in North America, Canada and the U.K. before and after.
Aaron Kwok leads the film in the title role inspired by Wu Cheng’en’s ancient saga, Journey To The West, here and now chronicling his epic journey in search of the sacred sutra with Tang Sanzang, played by actor William Feng. Both took to CCTV to attest their experiences on set, including Kwok’s own struggles with drinking water, and Feng’s mid production injury.
Xiao Shenyang, Him Law, Kris Phillips and Brenda Li also star with Gong Li in the role of the White Boned-Demon, and Sammo Hung serving as action director. Check out both videos below, along with Kwok’s newest music video for the film, and don’t forget to head over to China Lion’s official website for locations, dates and more!