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The Forbidden Kingdom is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by Rob Minkoff released in USA on 18 april 2008 with Jackie Chan

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

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The Forbidden Kingdom (Chinese: 功夫之王: Gong Fu Zhi Wang (Mandarin) or Gung Fu Ji Wong (Cantonese) and translated King of Kung Fu (English); Working title: The J & J Project) is a 2008 Chinese-American martial arts film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The film is loosely based on the novel Journey to the West, it is the first film to star together two of the best known names in the martial arts film genre. The action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping.

The film is distributed in the United States through The Weinstein Company and Lionsgate Films, and through The Huayi Brothers Film & Taihe Investment Company in China. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the USA and Hong Kong on 9 September 2008 and the United Kingdom on 17 November 2008.

Synopsis

South Boston teenager Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angarano) is a fan of martial arts films and he awakens from a dream of a battle between the Monkey King (Jet Li) and celestial soldiers in the clouds. He visits a pawn shop in Chinatown to buy Wuxia DVDs and discovers a golden staff. On his way home, Jason is harassed by some hooligans, whose leader Lupo attempts to use him to help them rob the shop-owner Hop. Hop tries to fight the thieves with the staff, but is shot and wounded by Lupo. He tells Jason to deliver the staff to its rightful owner and Jason flees with the staff. He is cornered on the rooftop by the hooligans and almost shot too, but he is pulled off the roof by the staff and falls backwards onto the asphalt.

Actors

Jackie Chan

(Old Hop / Lu Yan)
Jet Li

(The Silent Monk / The Monkey King)
Collin Chou

(Jade Warlord)
Liu Yifei

(Golden Sparrow/the Chinatown girl)
Li Bingbing (李冰冰)

(Ni Chang a.k.a White-Haired Witch)
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