Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

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Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby Va'al » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:37 am

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In almost entirely different Transformers movie news, and please grab your salt bags here, there is a new rumour out there - based on an image shown by Weibo user Jam占母 - that is hinting at a Chinese project featuring both the Cybertronians and Sun Wukong, or The Great Monkey King, one of China's biggest stories, and the inspiration behind the Dragonball series (among many many other things). Check out the image below, and let us know what you make of this - if anyone who can read Chinese could help with the text on the right in the image, please do comment and help out!

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Re: Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby littleiron » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:38 pm

TRANSLATION:
Movie title: "Sun Wu Kong Battles The Transformers"
Category: 3D, Fantasy & Si-fi
Team: Spielberg, Hollywood top tier production
Story: Sun Wu Kong and the Transformers bury the hatchet, together they fight against an alien invading force and eventually save the world

Interesting fact: back in the 80s', when TF was a big hit in China, some publishers made a lot of crossover comics based on Transformers and other famous cartoons (such as The Smurfs, Heman, ). There were... maybe more than 10 issues(?) of those were titled "Sun Wu Kong Battles The Transformers", by various publishers.

In those days, no one in China had any concept of copyright (I mean, it's much better now), so publishers were officially doing these unofficial "fan comics" a lot.

Quite some phenomonon back then... every child from the 80s' still remembers those today.
Having that said, most fans in China heard this news were either like "Excuse me? What???" or go into rage mode "Don't you ruin TF any further, Hasbro!".

I think it's awesome that Hasbro actually approved this idea.
From my personal source, this project has been, for months, under discussions between Hasbro and a bigger film distributor in China.
I assume it's maybe still nothing solid just yet. Who knows, Hasbro loves crossovers these days...


PS: I couldn't find mine in the moment, but you see...... Almost every 80s' kid had one.
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Re: Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby Va'al » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:02 am

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That is fascinating, and really cool! We do know that Hasbro is putting a lot of effort into expanding to non US markets, and that China is currently their main target, so it would make sense to create a piece of media that is very China specific, of course. But to actually let it be as traditionally Chinese as you describe, that's actually pretty well done.

Let's hope it works out. :D
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Re: Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby tffan01 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:08 am

This would be cool but only if it's non-canon to the other Bayformers movies.
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Re: Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:06 pm

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Are we looking at a legit Transformers/Journey to the West crossover story, here?
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Re: Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby RAR » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:18 pm



I like the Journey to the west but it tends to remind me of the above.

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Re: Rumor: Chinese Media Project Featuring Transformers and Great Monkey King Sun Wukong

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:26 pm

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RAR wrote:I like the Journey to the west but it tends to remind me of the above.

LOL
The first thing I think of about the Journey to the West is this:


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