Iconic filmmaker John Woo (Hard boiled Face / off) will produce a new film about the Chinese superhero Monkey Master based on a story co-created by the late Marvel legend Stan Lee. Before Lee passed away in 2018, he worked with Sharad Devarajan, CEO of Graphic India, to develop the new comic book series. The unreleased comic was shelved after Lee’s Death, but thanks to Woo, the story will still see the light of day with Woo’s live-action feature adaptation.
Per kind, Monkey Master is directly inspired by the unreleased comic book that follows “New York City archaeologist Li Yong who discovers an ancient prophecy about the Chinese legend of The Monkey King who takes him to India, where he discovers a hidden power that turns him into a modern superhero – the Monkey Master. “
“I’ve always been fascinated by the Chinese and Indian cultures that are so philosophical and rich in tradition and morals,” Stan Lee said of his plans for it Monkey master in 2016. “I’ve already written countless superheroes of every nationality and every part of the world, I’ve even made many heroes from other planets and galaxies, but ‘Monkey Master’ will be unique in the way the myth interweaves to create a modern hero who will entertain fans all over the world with his martial arts skills and unstoppable super powers. “
Years ago, Lee and Devarajan teamed up to create the Indian superhero project Chakra: The InvincibleA great success, the franchise consists of several graphic novels and three films. For the Monkey Master film, Devarajan and Woo will team up to produce the project alongside Lee’s longtime business partner, Gill Champion of POW! Entertainment along with Lori Tilkin, head of Woo’s A Better Tomorrow Films.
“I’ve always wanted to make a film based on the Monkey king story of China, but have struggled with a new way to present it, ” John Woo also recently said about the upcoming feature. “Stan Lee’s story was such a unique version of it that incorporated the mythological characters’ unexplored journey to India and had all the elements that I love about making movies: great characters, action and adventure. Sharad and Gill team up to bring Stan’s vision for this new superhero character to the screen. ”
Champion promised that for his part Monkey Master will be “an exciting superhero adventure that will capture the hearts and minds of audiences around the world.”
Devarajan added, “Stan Lee was a mentor and friend who was one of the most influential creators of the twentieth century. His characters are the modern mythologies of our time, transcending nations and cultures and speaking to us in the primal language of humanity. imagination. “
As of now, no director or casting information is available and it is unclear who will star Monkey MasterIt’s also unclear when filming will start or when the movie will be released. In any case, it’s pretty exciting for Stan Lee fans to soon be introduced to another superhero who helped create the Marvel mastermind. This news comes from Variety.
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