Lionsgate Picks Up Raman Hui's MONSTER HUNT 2 For 2018 U.S. And U.K. Releases

Raman Hui's 2015 action comedy adventure, Monster Hunt was a delightful CG hybrid affair to catch. Its sequel, Monster Hunt 2 is ways away from its release in early 2018 while it has now been confirmed for Chinese New Year day-and-date releases with distribution in North America and the U.K. following its acquisition this week by Lionsgate at Cannes.

“I’m thrilled to partner with Patrick Wachsberger, Wendy Reeds and the rest of the Lionsgate team,” said Kong. “Lionsgate is a powerful creative force and has demonstrated its marketing and distribution prowess across a broad range of blockbuster films.”
The film sees the return of actor Jing Boran and actress Fay Bai along with newly added Tony Leung Chiu-Wai following the events of the first film, in which a reluctant village mayor ends up pregnant and in the care of a fugitive monster baby named Wuba, setting the two along with an aspiring monster hunter on a journey that will determine the fate of the peace between the monster and human realms. The film became a record-setting hit at the time with $400 million dollars in China, beating out James Wan's Furious Seven.


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