In the celestial realm, Marshal Tian Peng (Hanson Ying) is given a deadly mission: to hunt down and kill the evil Monkey King, Sun Wu Kong (Zhang Yu Xuan). The latter once wreaked havoc in the heavens, and Marshal Tian Peng failed to defeat the Monkey King in their first clash. The Buddha then exiled the Monkey King beneath a mighty mountain – but now the malevolent Sun Wu Kong is threatening to break free and unleash chaos upon the mortal realm. The rake-wielding Tian Peng accepts the challenge, and travels to the mortal world to search for the Monkey King’s underground lair. He enlists the help of a brave female mortal, a monster hunter named Bao (Wang Yi Zhe). Together they resolve to search for the mountain – and a bond of affection starts to grow between them. But when Tian Peng finally tracks down Sun Wu Kong, he realizes that he is in the fight of his life – and must channel his deepest and least-used animalistic powers to stand a chance of defeating this fearsome foe. This movie is loosely based on characters from the classic 16th-century “Journey to the West,” attributed to writer Wu Cheng’en, a tale known in the West as “Monkey,” after its lead character. “The Pig King” is a 2020 Chinese fantasy movie that was directed by Dai Yi Lin.