The Monkey King Movie


Status: Development As of June 18, 2018

Development: Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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The Monkey King

TBA | Action Comedy

An animated adventure starring one of China's most mythical, mystical and mischievous superheroes.

U.S. Release Date

The Monkey King release date is set for To Be Announced (TBA)

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Directed by


Ron Friedman
Steve Bencich

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A monkey born from heavenly stone acquires supernatural powers and must battle the armies of both gods and demons to find his place in the heavens.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the 2014 Chinese film.
  • Stephen Chow will help develop and also possibly direct (6/14/18).
  • "Stephen Chow is the perfect creative partner to develop The Monkey King with Pearl Studio," said Peilin Chou, Chief Creative Officer for Pearl Studio. "His involvement in this very special project, which is beloved throughout Asia, is a true coup. We know that he will bring all the comedy and scope that makes this adventure legend so special and translate The Monkey King into an enchanting and exciting global animated event (6/14/18)."
  • Screenwriters Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich's animated film credits include Brother Bear and Chicken Little (6/14/18).

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