Monk Comes Down the Mountain
|Monk Comes Down the Mountain|
|Directed by||Chen Kaige|
|Produced by||Chen Hong|
|Music by||Klaus Badelt|
New Classics Media
|Distributed by||New Classics Media|
|Box office||US$64.28 million|
Monk Comes Down the Mountain (Chinese: 道士下山) is a 2015 Chinese fantasy-adventure-comedy film directed by Chen Kaige and starring Wang Baoqiang, Aaron Kwok, Chang Chen, Lin Chi-ling, Fan Wei, Yuen Wah, Vanness Wu, Wang Xueqi, Danny Chan, Lam Suet and Dong Qi. It is based on the best-selling novel Dao Shi Xia Shan (A Monk Comes Down the Mountain) by Xu Haofeng. Filming started in March 2014 on location in Xianghe, China’s Hebei Province. The film was released on July 3, 2015. It will be available in IMAX 3D.
When a young monk is forced to leave his impoverished monastery, he relies on his extraordinary martial arts skills to survive in the outside world. In search of a mentor, he crosses paths with a Kung Fu master who is in possession of the Book of Secrets, which reveals the lost art of the deadly Ape Strike Kung Fu technique. The rare book is coveted by a sinister father and son who will go to any extremes to obtain it. The monk finds himself immersed in a deadly battle to protect both the book and his master.
- Wang Baoqiang
- Aaron Kwok
- Chang Chen
- Lin Chi-ling
- Fan Wei
- Yuen Wah
- Vanness Wu
- Wang Xueqi
- Danny Chan Kwok-kwan
- Lam Suet
- Dong Qi
- Li Xuejian
- Tian Zhuangzhuang
- Tiger Chen
- Jaycee Chan (uncredited)
- "Weekly box office > China Week 28 07/13 - 07/19/2015". entgroup.cn. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
- Nancy Tartaglione (July 12, 2015). "‘Minions’ Henchmen Nab $124M & No. 1 In 4th Frame; ‘Terminator’ Generates $47M – Intl Box Office". Deadline.com. (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved July 13, 2015.
- Clifford Coonan (July 13, 2015). "China Box Office: 'Tiny Times 4.0' Leads as Local Youth Flicks Dominate". The Hollywood Reporter. (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- "Aaron Kwok Joins Chen Kaige’s Upcoming Film "The Monk"". jaynestars.com. 2014-03-30. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
- Andrew Stewart (2014-03-12). "Chen Kaige's martial arts drama 'The Monk' slotted for summer 2015 release". Variety. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
- "Columbia Pictures Boards Chinese Martial Arts Feature The Monk". comingsoon.net. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
- "道士下山 (2015)". movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
- Kevin Ma (June 19, 2015). "IMAX China establishes film fund". Film Business Asia. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
- Maggie Lee (July 4, 2015). "Film Review: ‘Monk Comes Down the Mountain’". Variety. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
- Nancy Tartaglione (July 5, 2015). "‘Terminator’ Back With $74M; ‘Minions’ Mints $54.3M – Intl Box Office Update". Deadline.com. (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- Clifford Coonan (July 7, 2015). "China Box Office: Homegrown 'Monk' Beats 'Jurassic World'". The Hollywood Reporter. (Prometheus Global Media). Retrieved July 7, 2015.