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THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM
UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Collin Chou, Michael Angarano, Yifei Liu, Bing Bing Li, Morgan Benoit, Shaohua Yang, Deshun Wang, Xiao Dong Mei, Mathew Tang, Alan Ng, Michelle Du, Yang Jun, Jeffrey Kong, Bin Jiang
Director: Rob Minkoff
USA: 113 mins
UK: 104 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sequences of martial arts action and some violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains frequent moderate violence
USA Release Date: 18 April 2008
UK Release Date: 9 July 2008
Jason (Michael Angarano), a kung-fu film fanatic is looking out for bargain DVDs in his favorite genre in Chinatown, when he comes across the legendary weapon of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese warrior, in a pawn shop.
Weapon in hand its magical properties hurtle him back in time to ancient China where he suddenly become involved with a band of martial arts' warriors on a mission to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
Based on the original legend of The Monkey King and shot on location in China, THE FORBIDDEN KINGDOM is directed by Rob Minkoff (THE HAUNTED MANSION) and sees international martial arts stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li paired together for the first time on the big screen. Renowned action choreographer Wo Ping (THE MATRIX, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) has been responsible for creating the fight sequences and was written by John Fusco (HIDALGO).