Did you guys know that they are re adapting the classic tale of Journey to the West? Sun Wukong will be played by Donnie Yen (IP Man) while the Jade Emperor is played by Chow Yun Fat (Dragonball Evolution). In fact, DragonBall was based on the story of Journey to the West with Son Goku portraying Sun Wukong who also has supernatural powers and rides a flying nimbus! This story has seen a countless amount of adaptations including several movies, spin offs and even a TV series.
Here’s a rough summary via IMDB for the film.
Sun Wukong, (The Monkey King) is a monkey born from a heavenly stone who acquires supernatural powers. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain for 500 years, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to India. Thus, according to legend, Buddhism is brought to ancient China. This much beloved story, is as much a part of Asian culture as The Iliad and The Odyssey or The Wizard of Oz are to the West. This first installment in a trilogy of live action 3-D movies is actually a prequel to The Journey To The West, the much told story of the Monkey King’s adventures on the road to India. The Monkey King: Havoc In The Heavenly Palace will be released in the U.S. as The Monkey King. The first movie is the origins story – beginning with the birth of Sun Wukong and ending with his imprisonment for his crimes under the Five-Peaked Mountain. Along the way he acquires incredible powers, battling the armies of the gods and the armies of the demons to find his rightful place in the Heavens.