US’s ANA Media and China’s Chunqiu Time Culture Company are joining forced to bring The Monkey King’s Daughter to the big screen. Although the story is based on the hugely popular Chinese legend, The Monkey King’s Daughter is not a sequel, spin-off, nor is it related to Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons or The Monkey King. Instead, the film is based on the young-adult book series by Todd A. DeBonis, who is also writing the screenplay.
Accoring to Variety, The Monkey King’s Daughter follows Meilin, a California high school sophomore who knows nothing about her father’s true Chinese heritage. On her 16th birthday, her genetic make-up activates, transforming her into an extraordinary, super-heroine and thrusting her into the magical realms of the past to battle monstrous demons from ancient China. With the help of her father, the Monkey King , she must save her mother and friends from certain death.
As of right now, there are no directors or actors attached to The Monkey King’s Daughter. The film is scheduled to shoot in December in China and Canada. Stay tuned as we hear more!