The first teaser of “New Journey to the West” was revealed through Naver. The four characters Kang Ho Dong, Lee Seung Gi, Eun Ji Won, and Lee Soo Geun seem to get along well with each other, as they are shown traveling Xi’an while playing various games. Lee Seung Gi is seen showing unexpected leadership towards his elder co-cast members, and Kang Ho Dong can be seen yelling out “Zhu Baijie”, which is the name of the pig in the novel “Journey to the west.”
“New Journey to the West” will have its cast play one of the characters from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”
Lee Seung Gi plays Xuanzang (a Buddhist monk in the novel) and worries constantly about the monsters (referring to his co-cast members) who don’t listen to him, Lee Soo Geun plays Sun Wukong (a monkey character), Eun Ji Won plays Sha Wujing (a celestial being), and Kang Ho Dong plays Zhu Baijie (a pig character).
The members will travel China for five days, and as they are close friends who can read each others’ thoughts just by looking at each other, Producer Na Young Seok explained that they are “striving for the contents that everyone can enjoy.”