Sammo Hung Battles War Monkeys


THR reports that kung fu legend Sammo Hung is in talks to star in War Monkeys. A film that is in production at Dark Horse Films with director Kevin Munroe (TMNT, Dead of Night). The horror comedy follows two janitors who, during a Christmas holiday, get trapped in an underground research facility after accidentally unleashing military-trained Rhesus monkeys. Hung is one of the janitors who battles the rabid simians.

"Monkeys, guns, explosions. As a genre freak, I couldn't ask for anything more," Munroe told the trades. I couldn't agree with the man more. This sounds like the first project in quite some time that has me excited. Sammo Hung is an actor that has been around for a long time and any fan of Jackie Chan will recognize the husky fellow from Meals On Wheels.

What makes this project even more interesting is that they plan on using a combination of real monkeys, animatronics and CGI. Personally I think that is the absolute best thing to do. All CGI would look horrorible. Sometimes there are things that you just can't do with real monkeys or animatronics. So the blend of the three should be great. Currently they are eyeing an early 2009 start.

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