The new adaptation of the Monkey King produced by Filmko has begun filming on October 8th in Beijing. Director Cheang Pou Soi anticipates filming will take roughly about five months and post-production will take another twelve to fifteen months to complete. Filmko plans to release in the summer of 2012.
Donnie Yen is the leading cast as the Monkey King Sun Wu Kong, while Chow Yun Fat will play as the Jade Emperor. Other cast members are Aaron Kwok as Bull Demon King and Princess Iron Fan is performed by Chen Qiao En. In this new version of the Monkey King, the young Sun Wu Kong was deceived by his friend the Bull Demon King into wreaking havoc in the Heavenly Palace prompting the Jade Emperor to retaliate.