New ‘Journey to the West’ Trailer from Director Stephen Chow

This action-adventure centers on a demon hunter who heads west with four mystical creatures. Check out the new poster, In theaters this spring.

Director Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle) brings his unique style of filmmaking back to the big screen in Journey to the West. Magnolia Pictures has released the second trailer, which follows demon hunter Xuan Zang (Zhang Wen), who goes on a journey with three demons to atone for his sins. In addition, we also have the new poster (inspired by the classic designs of Drew Struzan) for this martial arts action-adventure, debuting in theaters and on iTunes March 7.

Journey to the West Poster

This is a world plagued by demons, who cause its human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in "giving himself for the greater cause," risks his all and conquers a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. He embraces them as his disciples, and melts them with love. Meanwhile, Xuan Zang discovers the true meaning of Greater Love himself. In order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them embark on a journey to the West that's full of challenges...

Journey to the West was released March 7th, 2014 and stars Qi Shu, Zhang Wen, Bo Huang, Show Luo, Shing-Cheung Lee, Bingqiang Chen, Sihan Cheng, Yu Xing. The film is directed by Stephen Chow, Chi-kin Kwok.

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  1. Mieko_Siede

    @undeadslayer4 The story to Forbidden Kingdom closed itself out. The story of the Monkey King is such a coveted myth in Chinese culture there aren't many liberties they're going to take with it if he can't be portrayed tastefully or accurately to his complex though often mischievous nature. Besides, Forbidden Kingdom didn't perform well enough with audiences to warrant another story to be thrown together. That aside, Forbidden Kingdom was an American production that used Asian sets and casting. This is a completely separate entity production wise. Although there is a Monkey King movie in production starring Donnie Yen. All of Stephen Chow's movies are meant to comedic with a blend of layered storytelling that touches on many cultural lore and mythology and nods to belief melding with the character's overall makeup. He does a lot of subtle things in a way that it's brilliant but easily overlooked when all one sees is the comedy or the over the top sequencing.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @mieko-siede why couldnt they make a sequel to forbidden kingdom there not taking this seriously

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  3. u1sart

    @mieko-siede Yea your right, Cause all of his movies are like comedy based.. but doing a mortal Kombat or street fighter movie would be more of a dark tone..

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  4. CUPID

    looks good.

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  5. Mieko_Siede

    Well, that's Stephen Chow for you. @u1sart I wouldn't place him in the realm of a Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, they have a certain established tone to their brands. I would have liked for him to direct a Dragonball movie. For that I'm certain he has the vision to bring integrity to the genre.

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  6. u1sart

    I really think stephen cow should do mortal kombat and street fighter movies.. he has the vision

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