US-China coproduction working on 3D version of 'Journey to the West'

By Rebecca Unsworth, May 9, 2014

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US and Chinese filmmakers will collaborate to produce a re-make of the classic Chinese text "Journey to the West", according to Xinhua.

Zhang Jinlai, who has previously played the Monkey King- one of the book's main characters- will resume his role in the new 3D version of the film.

Zhang, who is also known as Liuxiaolingtong in China, said that the four main actors from the TV adaptation are likely to reunite in the new film, if the production focuses on specific chapters of the ancient book.

Zhang also conveyed his hope that the re-make will remain loyal to the text.

Last month, a drunk who believed his brother was the Monkey King enlisted the help of a police officer to find him.

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