Wu Kong (film)

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Wu Kong
Wukong Biography The Tales of Wukong
Directed byDerek Kwok
Screenplay byDerek Kwok
Jin Hezai
Based onWukong Biography
by Jin Hezai
Produced byHuang Jianxin
StarringEddie Peng
Shawn Yue
Ni Ni
Oho Ou
Zheng Shuang
CinematographyJason Kwan
Music byTeddy Robin
Wan Pin Chu
Distributed byNew Classics Media , Aeon Pix Studios (India)
Release date
  • July 13, 2017 (2017-07-13)
Running time
130 minutes
Box officeUS$104 million[1]

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.[2] 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.[3][4]

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.




The film was released in China on 13 July 2017 in MX4D, 4DX, IMAX 3D, 3D and China Film Giant Screen.[5]


The film has grossed CN¥696 million in China.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
9th Macau International Movie Festival Best Actor Eddie Peng Nominated [7]
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 [8][9]
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 [10]
Best Original Film Song "The Monkey King" (Hua Chenyu) Nominated


  1. ^ https://piaofang.maoyan.com/dashboard
  2. ^ "Eddie Peng Breaks Tradition in "Wu Kong"". JayneStars. 7 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Eddie Peng sets the screen on fire in Derek Kwok's 'WuKong'". cityonfire.com. 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ "New Monkey King movie in the works". China.org.cn. 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ "悟空传". Gewara (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  6. ^ "悟空传(2017)". Cbooo (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  7. ^ "2017年第九屆澳門國際電影節獎項提名名單". Macau International Movie Festival Official Website (in Chinese).
  8. ^ "Hong Kong Film Awards nominations 2018: Ann Hui's Our Time Will Come leads race with 11 nods". South China Morning Post. February 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Our Time Will Come wins five awards, including best film, at star-studded Hong Kong Film Awards". South China Morning Post. April 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "第23届华鼎奖提名:《战狼2》、《芳华》双雄逐鹿". Sina (in Chinese). March 20, 2018.

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