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The Monkey King: The Legend Begins ()


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The Monkey King: The Legend Begins is the re-imagined version by Hollywood of the film The Monkey King: Havoc in Heavens Palace, the origin and birthplace of The Monkey King Story.

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Sun Wukong / Monkey King
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Jade Emperor
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Buffalo Demon King
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Erlangshen
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Master Subhuti
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Goddess of Mercy / Guanyin
Calvin Ka-Sing Cheng ...
Nezha
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Heavenly King
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Sha Wujing (as Chung Him Law)
Zitong Xia ...
Ruxue
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Goddess Nu Wa

Directed by

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Soi Cheang ... (as Pou-Soi Cheang)

Written by

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Edmond Wong ... ()

Produced by

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Robert Harris ... executive producer / producer
Tom Russo ... associate producer
Mark Gus Scott ... associate producer
Michael Wehrhahn ... executive producer / producer

Film Editing by

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Desi Ortiz

Editorial Department

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Shaurya Chadha ... promo editor
Doug Lefler ... us post production director
Trevin Matcek ... previs editor: The Third Floor

Art Direction by

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Daniel Fu Dong

Art Department

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Chandra Free ... storyboard artist
Andrew Gaska ... storyboard artist
Lei Jin ... concept artist (as Raymond Lei Jin)
Ed Lee ... matte painter
Roel Robles ... concept artist

Special Effects by

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Roland Blancaflor ... special effects technician: Smith FX
Evan Brainard ... key mechanical designer: Smith FX
Connie Cadwell ... creature fabricator: Smith FX
Nik E. Carey ... creature fabricator: Smith FX
Val Crawford ... creature fabricator: Smith FX
Mitch C. Duran ... special effects (as Mitch Cornel)
Terri Fluker ... creature fabricator: Smith FX
Julian Ledger ... creature painter: Smith FX
Christine Papalexis ... creature fabricator: Smith FX
Desiree Soto Vaughn ... fabrication supervisor: Smith FX

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David Ebner ... visual effects supervisor
Orin Green ... compositing supervisor
Steven Hahn ... visual effects consultant: korea unit
Jonghyun Hwang ... fx artist
Vikram Kale ... visual effects artist
Bill Kroyer ... consulting visual effects producer
Richard Ivan Mann ... visual effects producer
Jesse Newman ... visual effects
Desi Ortiz ... visual effects editor
Kerry Shea ... previs producer: the third floor

Stunts

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Kenji Tanigaki ... action choreographer
Hua Yan ... action choreographer
Kang Yu ... action choreographer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Keith Collea ... stereographer
Marc Ehrenbold ... steadicam
Stan Paik ... d.i.t. tech
Hao Wang ... lighting designer gaffer

Other crew

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Schuyler Moore ... legal

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Told by an Old Sage, a Western monk who traveled from Europe to China in the 7th Century. He tells the tale to two children, one Chinese, the other from the West who come across the monk in a cave on a remote mountainside above the Eastern Ocean. The monk is the current keeper of a hundred painted scrolls, each describing an event in the Monkey King's life. The Legend Begins. Written by Global Star Productions

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Also Known As
  • The Monkey King: The Legend Begins (China)
Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Producer Michael Wehrhahn Approached Bruce Willis to play a role in The Legend Begins as well as Harrison Ford ,Gerald Butler and Nicolas Cage. See more »

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