Stan Lee is looking to sprinkle a little monkey magic on a new superhero drawing on the myths of China and India. "Monkey Master" is a film conceived by the Marvel comics icon, and it's set to be produced in 2017.
The film is a Chinese and Indian co-production but is likely to be filmed in English, Variety reports.
This is the latest sign western creators see China as a huge potential market. Video game adaptation "Furious 7".", another fantasy epic, recently became one of the country's biggest Western hits despite bombing in the west. Previous hits include " ", " " and "
But only 34 foreign films are allowed into China's cinemas per year, so studios are increasingly looking to Chinese team-ups. Matt Damon will appear in "", co-produced by US and Chinese companies, while "Civil War" directors the Russo brothers are also involved in .