After the roaring success of “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” (2013), the second installment of the movie will be released on Jan 28th, 2017.

The release for “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2” coincides with Chinese New Year 2017, which is traditionally the most profitable release date for Chinese films.

Stephen Chow wrote, produced, and directed the first movie. This time around, however, Chow is passing the Director’s Chair to Tsui Hark, who made a cameo in his last movie “The Mermaid“.

Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons 2‘ main cast includes Lin Gengxin, popstar Kris Wu, Yao Chen, Bao Bei-er, Lin Yun and former NBA star Mengke Bateer.