Chinese blockbuster Monster Hunt to hit North American theaters
The record-breaking Chinese blockbuster Monster Hunt is heading across the Pacific, thanks to distribution company FilmRise, which has acquired exclusive North American rights to the live-action and CGI film. Screen Daily first reported the deal.
See the trailer for China’s biggest domestic movie, ‘Monster Hunt’
Directed by Raman Hui, who served as supervising animator on the first two Shrek films, Monster Hunt is set in a mythical world based on medieval China, where a “monster” race exists alongside humans. When a baby monster named “Huba” is born to a human man and monster queen, both races threaten the newborn’s existence.
Since its release mid-July in China, the film has become the highest-grossing Chinese film in history, raking in nearly $370 million. It’s on pace to become the highest-grossing movie of all time in China, a title currently held by Furious 7.
Monster Hunt will arrive in American theaters in early 2016.