Alan Derian begins composing for Monk Comes Down the Mountain.

Alan Derian has begun working with George Acogny on the feature film “Monk Comes Down the Mountain.” From the acclaimed director of Farewell My Concubine, Kaige Chen, comes a martial-arts caper about a young monk who embarks on an adventurous journey after being kicked out of his monastery. As he faces the trials, tribulations and seduction of the real world for the first time, he encounters many masters along the way. Boss Zha (Chang Chen, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), an opera singer with a knack for spears as well as Zhou Xiyu (Asian pop superstar, Aaron Kwok), a broom wielding Taoist. The movie is based on Xu Haofeng’s novel by the same name.