The highest grossing movie in Chinese box office history is getting a U.S. release this January, and they’ve released a trailer for it. We can be the first to tell you, it’s insane.
Monster Hunt is set in a mythical land that resembles ancient China. Monsters and humans co-exist in this world, and tensions are running high. When a child is born of a monster queen and a human, the baby, Wuba, must realize his destiny to become king and bring balance and peace to both races.
It seems like a simple plot to follow until you watch the actual trailer. The craziness lasts the entire 1 minute and 47 seconds. You have monsters revealing themselves after tearing off their human skin; you have sword fights; you have monster battles; you have a man giving birth to a four-armed baby monster. This seems more like a late night game of Cards Against Humanity instead of a film that grossed over 381 million dollars in China. Not only is it the highest grossing movie in Chinese history, it’s the first movie MADE in China to top the box office list in 21 years. With those stats to back it up, this movie is definitely worth a look.
Monster Hunt, directed by Raman Hui, will be released in the United States on January 22, 2016.
What do you think? Will you be checking out Monster Hunt next month? Or is this a little bit on the “too crazy” side. Let me know on Twitter or sound off in the comments below.