|courtesy of singtao.com|
This year's Hong Kong Lunar New Year film competition has been fierce. The Donnie Yen Chi Tan, Chow Yun Fat and Aaron Kwok Fu Sing starred 3D fantasy film THE MONKEY KING (SAI YAU GEI ji DAI LAU TIN GUNG) after 12 days in release in Hong Kong accumulated HK$23.53 million, but its Mainland box office was even better. After 10 days in release it made 800 million RMB and set many new Chinese film box office records! The film company will hold a celebration on Wednesday for the cast and the crew.
Yesterday the company also released the exciting fight scene "Sun Wukong's final battle against Bull Demon King" from the film to show the film special effects to the audience.
Director Soi Cheang Po Shui handled the final battle differently from the previous JOURNEY TO THE WEST framework. He said, "We have tried many version of monkey or King Kong. If we insist on speaking that a monkey can defeat a giant bull we can, but size wise they can't be compared. Thus in the end we chose King Kong." When Chi Tan watched his transformation into King Kong he was excited. He was very pleased with the director's idea.