Yesterday we shared the new poster for The Monkey King from director Soi Cheang, a forthcoming Chinese fantasy film based on characters from the book Journey to the West. The film stars Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok, Joe Chen Chiau-En, and Kelly Chen.
Today, we have the teaser trailer for The Monkey King and... Well, it leaves a lot to be desired. I mean, a lot. It's CG heavy and looks sub-Green Lantern in terms of effects quality. Maybe even sub-3DO. And there's something about that voice over that's painful. It's just a teaser, so hopefully they'll work out all the kinks. They better, because right now this teaser leaves me uneasy.
The Monkey King arrives in Chinese theaters in late 2013. There's a lengthy synopsis for The Monkey King after the cut.
The synopsis for The Monkey King on Twitch looks like it was badly translated, so what follows below is a version of it I smoothed out a little bit: