Celebrated action filmmaker John Woo will produce a live-action adaptation of Stan Lee’s unreleased superhero comic “Monkey Master”.
The story will follow New York City archeologist Li Yong who discovers an ancient prophecy about the Chinese legend of The Monkey King that brings him to India.
There he uncovers a hidden power that transforms him into a modern-day superhero – the Monkey Master. Lee and Graphic India CEO Sharad Devarajan created the story.
Woo said in a statement: “I have always wanted to make a film based on the Monkey King story of China but have struggled with a new way to present it. The story by Stan Lee was such a unique version of it that incorporated the mythological character’s unexplored journey to India and had all the elements I enjoy in filmmaking – great characters, action, and adventure.”
Woo and Devarajan will serve as producers along with Lori Tilkin and Gill Champion.
Source: PR Newswire