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Monkey is an adaptation of a legendary Chinese parable, Wu Cheng-en's "Journey to the West", about a priest's quest to obtain holy Buddhist scriptures for the Tang emperor, and the companions who aided him, including Sandy, Pigsy, and the capricious monkey king.
The pic is the umpteenth movie inspired by Wu Cheng-en's classic 16th century novel "Journey to the West." The source material about the arrival of Buddhism in China provided the basis for "A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box" and "A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella," domestic hits starring Chow as the mischievous Monkey King.
Indeed, except for the famous sixteenth-century allegorical account of Wu Cheng-en of the travels of the Buddhist monk Xuan Zang, in Central Asia (published in English by Arthur Waley under the title of The Monkey), even Western observers who are familiar with Chinese history, poetry, and philosophical essays would be hard pressed to come up with examples of travel writing in China.
A Chinese shingle is taking the country's 3-D craze to the smallscreen with 45-episode costume drama "Wu Cheng-en and the Journey to the West," touted as one of the first 3-D TV series in the world.
The series is based on a story that dates back to the 1590s and is ascribed to the scholar Wu Cheng-en. It follows a Chinese Buddhist monk's quest to India to obtain a religious text.