The third installment of the Monkey King franchise, after The Monkey King (2014) and The Monkey King 2 (2016), Monkey King 3: Kingdom Of Women has released its trailer, ready to hit theaters this Lunar New Year.

Based on the 16th-century Chinese fantasy classic, “Journey to the West”, the movie tells the story of Tang Sanzang (Feng Shaofeng) and his three proteges when they head into the all-female land in the Xi Liang nation known as Women’s Country.

Feng Shaofeng as Tang Sanzang, the Buddhist monk
Feng Shaofeng as Tang Sanzang, the Buddhist monk

Without knowing, Tang Sanzang and Zhu Baije (Xiao Shenyang) drink the water from the mighty River God and get pregnant. That’s not the only problem. The ruler of the country (Zhao Liying), falls in love with Tang Sanzang and attempts to keep him with her forever.

Xiaoshenyang as Zhu Bajie, the pig demon
Xiaoshenyang as Zhu Bajie, the pig demon
Zhao Liying as the ruler of the women's kingdom
Zhao Liying as the ruler of the women’s kingdom

On Sun Wukong’s suggestion, Tang Sanzang pretends to marry the ruler and lies that his three students will go to collect Buddhist sutras in place of him. After pretending to see his students off, he then escapes with Sun Wukong’s help once all of them are safely outside the nation.

Aaron Kwok as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King
Aaron Kwok as Sun Wukong, the Monkey King
Him Law as Sha Wujing, the water-buffalo
Him Law as Sha Wujing, the water-buffalo

However, their trickery angers the mighty River God and brings about the ancient prophecy – when a monk from the East comes with a pig, a monkey, and a water-buffalo, it means the fall of the kingdom.

Directed by Soi Cheang, the movie stars Aaron Kwok, Feng Shaofeng, Zhao Liying, Xiao Shenyang, Him Law, Lin Chi-ling, Kingdom Yuen, Pan Binlong, and more. The film will be released on February 16, 2018.

Trailer:

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