It’s quite a big deal to be a part of a prestigious film festival jury. Fan Bingbing’s appointment as a juror in this year’s Cannes Film Festival is a nice nod to her credibility as an artist and further strengthens her status as C-entertainment royalty.
Journey to the West 2: The Demons Strike Back is a highly anticipated comedy adventure film that is the sequel to China’s biggest movie of 2013, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. It is produced and written by Stephen Chow while Tsui Hark is directing. This is one of the biggest projects coming from China as it is a collaboration between two Chinese cinema giants.
Chinese New Year’s Day is one of the biggest days of the year for movies, if not the biggest in China. Most of the big budget movies filmed by huge directors are released during this period and some of them end up being the #1 movies of the year when it comes to box office gross (notably: Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons ($215 million) and The Mermaid ($553 million), both by Stephen Chow).
Tsui Hark and Stephen Chow have teamed up to film the sequel to the 2013 box office hit, Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. Tsui Hark is directing while Stephen is the one writing the screenplay and producing the movie which has the official title “Journey to the West 2: Demon Chapter”.
They had their first press conference today with the main cast in attendance!
The movie stars Kris Wu (Mr. Six), Lin Gengxin (Taking of the Tiger Mountain), Yao Chen, Mengke Bateer, Wang Duo, Bao Beier, etc.
Here’s the spoof teaser:
Journey to the West 2: Demon Chapter has begun promotions and has announced the official release date of the movie: January 28th, 2017, Chinese New Year. BTS pics of Tsui Hark and Stephen Chow while making the movie were also shared.