If you haven’t seen it, Stephen Chow’s Journey to the West is absolutely outstanding. Though it lacks Chow’s onscreen charm as an actor, it certainly doesn’t hold back on his penchant for slapstick humor and cool martial arts action.
It also kind of ended right when things were getting good, story-wise. I always assumed the idea of getting sequels would never go anywhere, but I was wrong. Journey to the West: Demon Chapter is set to open in China in January.
And it looks like we’ll eventually get to see it here as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has clinched rights to release the room in America, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Whether they’ll give it the release it deserves, remains unseen (they probably won’t).
The sequel, unfortunately, was not directed by Chow, only produced. But don’t despair quite yet because Chow’s chair was filled by none other than Tsui Hark himself. I mean, I’d rather have Chow, but Hark is certainly no slouch.
Personally, I’m just dying to see this, Chow or no Chow. Hopefully, we can all get the chance soon. And if you’re dying for a look at the film, feast your eyes on this: