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The 2018 Lunar New Year's Day release THE MONKEY KING 3 (SAI YAU GEI NUI YI GOK) finally unveiled the actors' costume photos. The first was the King Zanilia Zhao Liying. In the film Zhao Liying had a dozen or so costumes, including the film company's first poster release look. Responsible for the costumes, Bruce Yu Ka On and Lee Pik Kwan were both Hong Kong Film Award winners; Her golden crown and other jewelry were Chow Tai Fook Jeweler's tailored special designs that were worth over 5 million RMB. Thus during the shoot security had to be on hand.
On the other hand, the mid February 2018 release confirmed an IMAX version 9 months ahead of its official release. The move was unprecedented in the Mainland market, extremely rare even in Hollywood.