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Sammo Hung to Star In War Monkeys
Horror comedy from Dark Horse Films

18 November 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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The great movie martial artist Sammo Hung has signed on to star in War Monkeys, a horror comedy that sounds absolutely demented. In the best possible way, of course.

In a story that has shades of Return Of The Living Dead, Hung will play one of two janitors who find themselves trapped in an underground research facility over the Christmas holiday after they accidentally unleash a group of rabid, military-trained Rhesus monkeys.

The janitors must then do battle with the monkeys – which is where Hung’s martial arts prowess will come in handy.

The movie – which will be produced by Dark Horse Indie, a branch of Dark Horse Films - will be directed by Kevin Munroe, who called the shots on the recent CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles revamp, TMNT. This time he’ll get to work in live action, although the monkeys themselves will be brought to life via a mixture of techniques.

Sammo Hung to Star In War Monkeys

The script has been written by Cleve Nettles, from a story by Dark Horse Indie producer Chris Patton. Robert Sanchez will also produce, with a start pencilled in for early next year.

And we can't wait - rabid monkeys fighting Sammo Hung? Where do we sign? We'll bring you word on who plays the other janitor as soon as we get it.

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Busy guy. After a quiet spell, he came back with Fatal Move and Three Kingdoms at the beginning of last year. Kung Fu Chefs, Wushu and Ip Man all hit HK cinemas in the latter part of 2008. He has Howling Arrow, Duel, V For Vampire, He Who Would Be King, and now War Monkeys at various stages of production, plus two more planned and as yet nameless films on the cards. War Monkey's sounds like it's gonna be ace! More

Posted by Gram123 at 20:21 on 13 January 2009 | Report This Post

you had me at "do battle with monkeys" More

Posted by durelius at 18:23 on 18 November 2008 | Report This Post

best .movie. title. ever.
and I love Samo Hung - the man is a bad-ass buddha (a buddhass?) . I caught TMNT on sky at the weekend and was pleasntly surprised at how good it is - so add that director and this could be the guitly-pleasure classic of 2009 - bring it on More

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That is one of the greatest posters I've ever seen! More

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