‘Pirates’ 5 to Hold World Premiere in Shanghai

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Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" will sail into the Middle Kingdom on Tuesday, May 26, the same days as it opens in North America, and have its world premiere in Shanghai on May 11. Read More

China’s Biggest Movie Mogul Doesn’t Go to the Movies

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Wang Jianlin “only goes to the cinema once a year, with his mother," according to a Financial Times report this week which cited an associate of the Dalian Wanda Group CEO. Read More

Classic 1987 Arcade Game ‘Contra’ Set To Become Movie

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Contra, the 1987 classic arcade game by Konami, is set to become a live-action feature film, it was revealed in Beijing on Wednesday. The project was one of three scripts by Beijing Starlit Movie and TV Culture approved by China’s film bureau this month. While the plot of the film is similar to the classic Read More

China’s Road Pictures Set To Remake ‘Run Lola Run’

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Beijing-based Road Pictures has secured remake rights to "Run, Lola Run," the company’s chairman Cai Gongming announced at an event on the sidelines of the Beijing International Film Festival. Read More

Director Chen Kaige: Cannes China Snub ‘Not The End Of The World’

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Chen Kaige, the only Chinese director to win the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, dismissed the snubbing of Chinese cinema by the European festival this year as “not the end of the world” on Monday. Read More

Jackie Chan Unveils New 3D Animation Series

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The 63-year old re-launched his J-Team cartoon series in Beijing on Thursday, updating the old US-made cartoon into a 3D and "totally made in China,” 104-episode series. Read More

Four More Chinese Cinemas Punished for Box Office Fraud

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The Beijing Miruiku Cinema near Ritan Park in the capital’s diplomatic area was fined over RMB 20 million (US$2.9 million) after an investigation by the Beijing Cultural Law Enforcement Agency found it was guilty of box office fraud. Read More

‘A Monster Calls’ Passes Censorship in China

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While a China release date is yet to be announced, "A Monster Calls" in Chinese, is already starting to be marketed online suggesting a May release. Read More

Jason Statham Linked to New China Crime Movie

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Plans for "Demon Hunter" were unveiled in Beijing on Thursday at an event attended by Chinese film officials and police representatives as well as the project’s director JJ Perry and producer Bill Borden. Read More

Jiaflix and 1905 Pictures to Produce $100 million Action-Thriller ‘Speedhunters’

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Marc Ganis, co-founder and managing director of Jiaflix Enterprises, told China Film Insider on Wednesday that the producers aim to make the $100 million action-thriller an international film with appeal around the globe, “not just highly weighted toward either China or North America. Read More

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