Mon, November 03, 2008
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A new "Monkey King" series coming soon

2008-11-03 09:19:21 GMT2008-11-03 17:19:21 (Beijing Time) China Daily

Victor Chen as Tang Seng

Fei Yang as Sun Wukong

Xie Ning as Zhu Bajie

Han Xue as Bai Gujing

Liu Zi as Tieshan Gongzhu

The most renowned mythical novel in China, "Journey to the West", as is also known as "Monkey King", will have another new versioned TV series among its many TV incarnations. While director Zhang Jizhong's version has been in pre-production for nearly two years, it seems less-famed director Cheng Lidong will put out a Monkey King TV series earlier than him.

The 28-part show started filming at the end of last month, with a series of promotional photos being released on Sunday.

Hong Kong starlet Victor Chen, younger brother of singer Kelly Chen, plays the part of Monk Xuanzang and Peking opera actor Fei Yang is cast as the Monkey King Sun Wukong.

The production is a joint venture of Zhengjiang Yongle Film and TV Company and actress Fan Bingbing's studio, said Mu Xiaoguang, Fan's manager and producer of the drama. The series is scheduled to be shot in eight months.

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