This is possibly the best news I’ve ever heard. Words can’t even begin to express how fucking excited I am about this movie.
Jackie Chan, Jet Li unite for Monkey King tale
As long rumoured online by fans of both Chan and Li, the new movie is inspired by the ancient Chinese legend of the Monkey King, told in the 16th century novel Journey to the West.
However, the new project will feature an original script about a modern-day, kung fu-obsessed teenager who is transported to ancient China after discovering an artifact from the Monkey King in a pawn shop. Once there, the teen becomes involved in an attempt to rescue the mythological character.
God I hope they give him sideburns.
Update: Jet Li will be portraying Monkey, not Jackie Chan. Fight scenes Choreographed by Yuen Woo-Ping, of “Kill Bill”, “The Matrix”, and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Can you say OMFGWTFBBQ?