The Monkey King Movie

The Monkey King movie production status is currently Development

June 18, 2018 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

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

Who's Involved:

Steve Bencich, Ron Friedman

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

No cast available.

Crew: Who's making The Monkey King

A look at the The Monkey King behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Ron Friedman last wrote Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Gullible's Travels.


Production Company

Pearl Studio

The Monkey King Trailers & Videos

No trailer available.

Production: What we know about The Monkey King

Key Facts

  1. Screenwriters Ron Friedman and Steve Bencich's animated film credits include Brother Bear and Chicken Little (6/14/18).
  2. "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)."
  3. Stephen Chow will help develop and also possibly direct (6/14/18).
  4. Based on the 2014 Chinese film.

Filming Timeline

On or about June 18, 2018, the film was in Development status.

The Monkey King Release Date: When is it coming out?

The Monkey King is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).

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