Wu Kong (film)
|Directed by||Derek Kwok|
|Screenplay by||Derek Kwok|
|Based on||Wukong Biography|
by Jin Hezai
|Produced by||Huang Jianxin|
|Music by||Teddy Robin|
Wan Pin Chu
|Distributed by||New Classics Media , Aeon Pix Studios (India)|
|Box office||US$104 million|
Wu Kong (Chinese: 悟空传) is a 2017 Chinese fantasy-action-adventure film directed by Derek Kwok and produced by Huang Jianxin, starring Eddie Peng in the title role alongside Ni Ni, Shawn Yue, Oho Ou and Zheng Shuang. It is based on a popular internet novel titled Wukong Biography written by Jin Hezai. The film was released in China on 13 July 2017.
It is available on Amazon Prime and on Tubi TV under the title Immortal Demon Slayer.
Set 500 years before the Monkey King wreaks havoc in the heavenly kingdom, it tells the stories of Wukong who, unwilling to bow down to his own destiny, sets out to rebel against the gods.
- Eddie Peng as Sun Wukong
- Ni Ni as Ah Zi
- Shawn Yue as Yang Jian (Erlang Shen)
- Oho Ou as Tian Peng
- Zheng Shuang as Ah Yue
- Qiao Shan as Juan Lian
- Faye Yu as Hua Ji
- Yang Di as Ju Ling
- Quentin Zhang as White Robe Immortal
- Linda Zhao as Girl
- Purples (紫) performed by Tanya Chua composed by Yusuke Hatano
- Sky (空) performed by Terry Lin composed by Wan Pin Chu
- The Monkey King (齐天) by Hua Chenyu
The film has grossed CN¥696 million in China.
Awards and nominations
|9th Macau International Movie Festival||Best Actor||Eddie Peng||Nominated|||
|Best Actress||Ni Ni||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Shawn Yue||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Zheng Shuang||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Jason Kwan||Nominated|
|37th Hong Kong Film Awards||Best Art Direction||Eric Lam||Nominated|||
|Best Costume Make Up Design||Bruce Yu, Lee Pik-kwan||Nominated|
|for Best Action Choreography||Ku Huen-chiu||Nominated|
|Best Sound Design||Hao Gang, Wang Chong||Nominated|
|Best Visual Effects||Henri Wong, Eric Xu||Won|
|23rd Huading Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Faye Yu||Nominated|||
|Best Original Film Song||"The Monkey King" (Hua Chenyu)||Nominated|
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