An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
While hunting down bootleg kung-fu DVDs in a Chinatown pawnshop, Jason makes an extraordinary discovery that sends him hurtling back in time to ancient China. There, Jason is charged with a monumental task: he must free the fabled warrior the Monkey King, who has been imprisoned by the evil Jade Warlord. Jason is joined in his quest by wise kung fu master Lu Yan and a band of misfit warriors including Silent Monk. But only by learning the true precepts of kung fu can Jason hope to succeed – and find a way to get back home.
Based on the Chinese legend of the monkey king, an American teen discovers the king’s legendary stick weapon in a pawn shop. He is transported back in time to ancient China, where he joins a crew of warriors fighting to free the imprisoned king.
Also Known As: King of Kung Fu, Untitled (Revolution Studios/Jackie Chan/Jet Li action film)
Genres: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/Fantasy
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Release Date: April 18th, 2008 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for for sequences of martial arts action and some violence.
Filming Locations: China
Produced in: United States
Language: English | Mandarin
Director: Rob Minkoff
Casts: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Liu Yifei, Li Bingbing, Collin Chou