Actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Grandmaster, See You Tomorrow) is set to stake his claim in the now-filming Monster Hunt 2 from Edko Films. Raman Hui is currently rolling cameras for a 2018 release with little plot details known while Leung is said to play a role that stands pivotal for our its principal lead CG character from the first film.
Leung will be joined by newly cast ppp icon and actress Li Yuchun and actor Yo Yang along with returning names, Bai Baihe and Jing Boran. Prior to Stephen Chow's The Mermaid taking the title, Hui's 2015 debut, Monster Hunt was a milestone hit for first time filmmaker following a career that landed him projects Dreamworks’ Antz, Shrek and Shrek 2, and as co-director for Shrek The Third, among others.
The first film became China's most successful film in history grossing up to RMB 2.43 billion, as well as earning a raft of awards, including best new director for Hui. Inauspiciously though, the film had a limited release in the U.S. which evidently tanked, which is unfortunate considering how fantastic the film is, and yet this probably won't deter a big screen release in the U.S. as well considering the growing nature of U.S. and China markets.
I think it'll be likely, but we'll see, and should this hit theaters, I would recommend checking it out. And as much as this is a family-friendly work of entertainment, bring the little ones as well!