Stephen Chow, the director behind Kung Fu Hustle (one of my favorites) is back at it again with his take on a classic Chinese novel and tale of the same name: Journey to the West. While the film has already seen it's release over in China, Magnet Releasing is bringing it to North America for the fans, and have debuted the first trailer and poster for the film. Come inside to check them both out!
The trailer is every bit as ridiculous as you'd expect coming from the mind behind Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer. Honestly, though, that's a big part of the charm in these kinds of movies. Chow has the ability to do all kinds of ridiculous things, yet still make a valid and sincere point with his films. It's not an easy thing to do, but it makes his movie (silly as they may be) fun to watch time and time again.
This is a world plagued by demons, who cause its human inhabitants unspeakable suffering. Young demon hunter Xuan Zang, fearlessly guided by his belief in “giving himself for the greater cause”, risks his all and conquers a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. He embraces them as his disciples, and melts them with love. Meanwhile, Xuan Zang discovers the true meaning of Greater Love himself. In order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them embark on a journey to the West that’s full of challenges…
Magnet Releasing will release JOURNEY TO THE WEST on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters March 7, 2014.