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Stephen Chow’s Journey To The West – Trailer

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Journey To The West PosterStephen Chow is the actor / director behind Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer, both of which were great films. His new film, Journey To The West, appears to be more of the same except there are more fantastical elements on show. Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, was written in the 16th century and attributed to Wu Cheng’en has been adapted for film and TV many times. As a kid I remember watching Monkey on BBC 2 as I ate my tea.

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…

Qi Shu, Zhang Wen, Bo Huang and Lo Show star in the film which is due out on 7th March 2014.