Journey to the West: Conquering The Demons grossed $215 million
Sony has taken North American and multi-territory rights to Stephen Chow’s Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons sequel.
The sequel entitled Journey To The West: Demon Chapter will be produced by Chow and directed by fantasy specialist Tsui Hark.
Sony’s rights include English-language territories such as US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. The studio will also gain the rights in Asian regions outside China including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Journey To The West: Demon Chapter is a sequel to Chow’s 2013 Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons, which grossed a global $215 million. The fantasy comedy was a reinterpretation of the classic Chinese story ‘Journey To The West’.
The sequel is produced by Chow’s Star Overseas company and by Alibaba Pictures Group. The film reportedly has a budget of $60 million.
Journey To The West: Demon Chapter has a released date of 28 January 2017 to coincide with the first day of the Chinese New Year holiday.
Chow’s The Mermaid, which was released on Chinese New Year this year, grossed over $530 million, making it the highest grossing film of all time in China.