MONK COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN...And Brings A New Trailer And Posters!

Director Chen Kaige is back in the headlines as there's well over a month left before his latest feature, Monk Comes Down The Mountain. And it looks like our title actor, Wang Baoqiang is in for an adventure that will be much more coming-of-age than anything... well at least that's the impression the latest trailer gives off.

Sexual innuendo aside among all else, I wouldn't put it past Kaige to leave action out of the equation as there are more characters left to showcase between now and the film's July 3 release. Plus, the set pieces and various shots are brimming with quality, so I don't mind the silliness one bit.

In the film, when a young monk is forced to leave his impoverished monastery, he relies on his extraordinary martial arts skills to survive in the outside world. In search of a mentor, he crosses paths with a Kung Fu master who is in possession of the Book of Secrets, which reveals the lost art of the deadly Ape Strike Kung Fu technique. The rare book is coveted by a sinister father and son who will go to any extremes to obtain it. The monk finds himself immersed in a deadly battle to protect both the book and his master. 
I seriously can't wait to see how the action and drama will look in this. In the meantime, I don't mind some mature humor in between. Watch the trailer below and then check out ten new character posters just beneath, and stick around for more updates to follow.


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