Posts Tagged ‘china’

Tetris Movie Suddenly Has Triplets

by Alex Beanon June 28, 2016
According to producer Larry Kasanoff in a recent interview, the upcoming film based on the classic video game, “Tetris”, will be made into a trilogy. “Tetris” has already secured $80 million in funding from Chinese sources for Kasanoff, who produced the live-action movie version of another classic arcade video game, “Mortal Kombat” and will begin […]
Warcraft Movie Slotted For Early June Release In China

Warcraft Movie Slotted For Early June Release In China

by Alex Beanon May 5, 2016
Legendary Entertainment’s “Warcraft” movie has been set for a theatrical release in China on June 8, 2016 – the significance being that China joins several other countries in getting the theatrical release of the movie ahead of North America, which will have its release two days later on June 10, 2016. For China in particular, […]

Disney Assembles 500 Stormtroopers On The Great Wall Of China

Disney Assembles 500 Stormtroopers On The Great Wall Of China

by Peter Paltridgeon October 23, 2015
There’s a new world order in China, and it finds your lack of faith disturbing. 500 Stormtroopers assembled themselves on top of the Great Wall of China this week — has the country gone to the Dark Side? No, just Disney. Chinese exports of American movies have become big business as their middle class has […]

China’s Tencent Pictures Collaborates With Legendary On Warcraft Movie

by Alex Beanon September 17, 2015
In much the same way as China’s Alibaba Pictures did with this year’s “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” film release, Chinese internet giant, Tencent, will have its film branch collaborate with USA distributor, Legendary Pictures, on the film adaptation of the popular video game, “Warcraft”, starring Dominic Cooper, Travis Fimmel and Paula Patton. Tencent’s film group […]


NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]

China Gets The Simpsons 26 Years Late

by Alex Beanon September 8, 2014
After 26 years of going “Simpsons”-free, China will make its first visit to Springfield thanks to a pact between Fox and online streaming video platform Sohu Video that will bring the Simpson family to China for the first time ever – legally. “The Simpsons” will be subtitled in Mandarin and include the current season – […]


China’s Light Chaser Animation Raises $20 Million

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that China’s Light Chaser Animation Studios has just closed a $20 million round of Series B funding, with studio chief Gary Wang stating his ambition to be China’s answer to Pixar Animation Studios, “creating world-class animated films with a Chinese cultural touch.” The studio’s first animated feature, Little Door Spirits, is […]

“SMART” Deal for Xing Xing Digital and Pelagius Entertainment

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2014
XING XING DIGITAL AND PELAGIUS ENTERTAINMENT GET SMART BEIJING, CHINA, JUNE 20 — Beijing Based Xing Xing Digital and L.A. Production Company Pelagius Entertainment announced today an international co-production for the animated movie SMART. Budgeted at $22M, the adventure comedy will be directed by John A. Davis (JIMMY NEUTRON; THE ANT BULLY) from a script […]


China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide Opens Los Angeles Office; Begins Pre-Production on “Ping Pong Rabbit”

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2014 reports that China’s Mill Pictures Worldwide animation studio has opened up an office in Los Angeles, tapping High School Musical producer Bill Borden to run it. Pre-production work has also commenced on Ping Pong Rabbit, with Corpse Bride co-director Mike Johnson directing a script by High School Musical scribe Peter Barsocchini. The studio’s first […]

Chinese Funded Film Venture Announces “Kong” Feature Film

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that a collective run by Chinese mogul Robin Li will be funding Aquamen Entertainment, a new film production venture based out of Los Angeles to be run by Korean filmmaker Jeongjung Kim and Chinese producer Gary Zhang. The production company’s first feature film will be Kong, which (despite the title suggesting […]