Raman Hui's Family Adventure, MONSTER HUNT, Arrives To The U.S. Next Year!

Things have certainly been beneficial for China in the wake of recent years of consistent progress with CG technology in film. The most recent example of this right now is VFX purveyor Raman Hui in his latest directorial effort, Monster Hunt, which currently stands as China's biggest film success by far surpassing James Wan's Furious Seven with earnings up to $370 millon dollars .

Nope, no small number there, and not for nothing either with a director like Hui having applied a thing or two of what he's learned working on films like Antz and the Shrek trilogy. It's a level of work he's wanted to bring to Chinese audiences as he felt it had never been done before, and the results clearly speak for themselves, as well as the kind folks at FilmRise who have now acquired the rights to release the family action adventure to the U.S. in early 2016!

In a fantasy world far, far away, monsters ruled the earth. Then came human’s all-out war in an attempt to seize the land. They eventually succeeded in driving the monsters into the dark mountains. Ever since, the two races have lived in their separate worlds, until now. The monster world writhes in chaos as the dark lord plots to overthrow the throne by ordering the assassination of the pregnant monster queen, forcing her to take refuge in the human world. During the deadly pursuit, the dim-witted Tianyin (Jing Boran) is caught up in the middle. In order to save her heir, the dying monster queen spills her egg into Tianyin’s mouth, making him the bearer of the future monster king. Now the most wanted man, Tianyin and the newborn monster’s lives are at stake. Miraculously, rookie monster hunter Xiaonan (Bai Baihe) saves the day. She offers to protect Tianyin under the condition that they sell the newborn monster for a good profit. Who would have thought, the fate of the human and monster races would lie in their hands. Do they have what it takes to confront the danger ahead?
Edko's own Bill Kong produced the film with Hui's script co-written with Alan Yuen. Bai BaiheJing BoranTang WeiYao ChenEric TsangSandra Ng and Wallace Chung star with Golden Horse Award nominee Ku Huan-Chiu (Journey To The West, The Monk Comes Down The Mountain) designing the action sequences, and much to the delight of its initial audience back in July.

Get ready North America! The magic, majesty, and cute-as-all-hell monsters are coming!

H/T: Variety


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