Girl is never gonna take a break! If I were to plan a celebrity vacation, Tang Yan and Zhao Li Ying would be the first to be shipped off somewhere exotic to enjoy a few weeks. The previous two parts of Chinese Odyssey starred Stephen Chow, Ng Man Tat, Athena Chu, and Yammie Lam, and were released in 1995. Stephen Chow also adapted his own version in 2013 called Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons. The same director, Jeffrey Lau, will be re-inventing the storyline to match with today’s audience.
What’s up with the trend of adapting stories from classical novel Journey to the West? I see at least four different versions being made into the film this year… *shrugs*
I remember watching the movies but never going back to rewatch them as an adult so I don’t recall much. Except that the cast was really pretty and talented. Tang Yan is cast as the Monkey King’s love interest and Han Geng is the Monkey King himself. Read the complicated love story here.
OTP. They are actually the same age (31) with Tang Yan being a few months older.
I seriously had a double take. Han Geng looks exactly like Luo Jin in his side profile!
LOL! Anyone recognize him? Jacky Wu Jing as Xuan Zang! Looks so gangsta.
Bull King is played by Shawn Huang. He’s gotta be the hottest Bull King ever!
Sophia Hu Jing as Guan Yin, East Asian Deity of Mercy.
Karen Mok reprising her role as Bak Jing Jing. Still looking youthful. 🙂
Pictures from the previous versions.
Athena Chu was and still is very pretty.
No wonder Ada and Athena are so close in Up Idol. Their friendship goes all the way back! Ada was Princess Iron Fan.
Yea, she got herself a bazooka since it’s faster. LOL.
A fanmade video: