Monster Hunt 2 is a 2018 Chinese-Hong Kong adventure film directed by Raman Hui, starring Tony Leung, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Li Yuchun and Tony Yang. A sequel to 2015’s Monster Hunt, the film was released in China and Hong Kong on February 16, 2018.It has grossed US$361 million.
Wuba is on his own journey through monster realm. The darker forces of the evil monster king are in search for Wuba. Peace is not restored in the monster world. Wuba meets Tu and BenBen, a human-monster team, and they rescue Wuba multiple times. Meanwhile, Huo and Song are in search of Wuba and reach Monster Hunter Bureau. They get their weapons upgraded and find new friends. In the end, all of them fight, rescuing Wuba from the evil monsters. Finally, Wuba is reunited with its family.
Tony Leung as Tu Sigu
Bai Baihe as Huo Xiaolan
Jing Boran as Song Tianyin
Li Yuchun as Zhu Jinzhen
Tony Yang as Yunqing
Huang Lei as Physician
Sandra Ng as Ying
Eric Tsang as Zhugao
Wu Mochou as Xiaobaozi
Following the success of the first film, Edko Films upped the production phase of the sequel by doubling the number of visual effects shots, adding more monsters, building bigger sets, boosting merchandising output and marketing alliances, and adding veteran star Tony Leung to the cast.
Principal photography began in Beijing in October 2016. The film took three years to complete compared to the seven years taken by the first film.
The visual effects were randered by half a dozen companies and required a multinational effort, Industrial Light & Magic and Whiskytree from the U.S., and China’s BaseFX in Beijing, Original Force in Nanjing, Trouper Visual Effects in Shanghai and CGCG in Taiwan.
No. Title Lyrics Music Performer(s) Length
1. “Stand Up” (什么什么) Xu Qi Hanif Hitmanic Sabzevari, Dennis DeKo Kordnejad, Pontus PJ Ljung, Daniel Kim Jolin Tsai 3:20
Total length: 3:20
Edko Films tied-up with many licensing partners for marketing the film. They partnered with Alibaba on merchandising, and with Chimelong, China’s largest domestic theme park, for developing theme park attractions inspired by the franchise. They also partenered with SM Supermalls, China’s biggest mall. Moreover, Lionsgate is discussing Monster Hunt attraction in the Middle East.
The film was released in China and Hong Kong on February 16, 2018 to coincide with Chinese New Year. It was screened at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival at the out-of-competition category.
At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Lionsgate acquired rights to its North American and UK theatrical distribution as well as rights to the property’s location-based entertainment venues in select territories. The film was released day-and-date in North America along with its Chinese release. Lionsgate secured 70 screens there for its opening