Well, it's official. The title role for Soi Cheang's Monkey King: Wreaking Havoc In Heavenly Palace
has been confirmed and its none other than Donnie Yen, the bankable action star who's been on fire lately. If you may recall from our previous post
, Jet Li was the other prime candidate under consideration from the producers to re-play the iconic character. The major roles still left to be fill include Buffalo Demon King, Princess Iron Fan, Jade Emperor, and Erlang Shen. Budget at US $45 million, Filmko Pictures plans to shoot the fantasy adaptation in 3D IMAX with Weta Digital on board to handle the special effects.
According to the poster on the left, the release date is slated for February 2012.
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