Watch the New ‘Monster Hunt’ Trailer

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Check out the new English language trailer for the record-breaking Chinese blockbuster Monster Hunt, the live-action/CGI hybrid which has grossed $381 million worldwide so far.

Directed by Shrek animator Raman Hui, the highest grossing Chinese movie of all time depicts a conflict in which two races try to capture the baby monster, Huba. The film features both live-action shots and CGI effects and stars Eric Tsang, Wallace Chung, and Baihe Bai.

Monster Hunt arrives in U.S. theaters on January 22nd 2016. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and take a look at the new poster.

Ummm… this is why Transformers must be Oscar material over in China. Just kidding. In this movie’s defense, I’ve seen way weirder stuff come out of Japan. In case you’re wondering, I’m kidding again. It is easier to blame on culture differences.

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In a fantasy world far, far away, monsters ruled the earth. Then came human’s all-out war in an attempt to seize the land. They eventually succeeded in driving the monsters into the dark mountains. Ever since, the two races have lived in their separate worlds, until now.

The monster world writhes in chaos as the dark lord plots to overthrow the throne by ordering the assassination of the pregnant monster queen, forcing her to take refuge in the human world. During the deadly pursuit, the dim-witted Tianyin (Jing Boran) is caught up in the middle. In order to save her heir, the dying monster queen spills her egg into Tianyin’s mouth, making him the bearer of the future monster king. Now the most wanted man, Tianyin and the newborn monster’s lives are at stake.

Miraculously, rookie monster hunter Xiaonan (Bai Baihe) saves the day. She offers to protect Tianyin under the condition that they sell the newborn monster for a good profit. Who would have thought, the fate of the human and monster races would lie in their hands. Do they have what it takes to confront the danger ahead?