Headlines from China: ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ May Release in Summer 2020 

‘Detective Chinatown 3’ May Release in Summer 2020 

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, seven Chinese films canceled their Chinese new year theatrical releases and have been looking for new release dates except Xu Zheng’s Lost in Russia, which already premiered online. On March 9, Chen Sicheng, the director of Detective Chinatown 3, one of the seven Chinese new year titles this year, said in an interview that the film could be released in the Summer if the theatrical market returns to normal by then. Otherwise, they might consider releasing the film during the 2021 Chinese new year. Prior to the nationwide shutdown of cinemas, the highly anticipated Detective Chinatown 3, distributed by Warner Brothers in North America, exceeded 100 million yuan for pre-sale within 23 hours, which becomes the fastest Chinese title to earn 100 million yuan during pre-sale. Read more on MyDrivers

The 27th Beijing College Student Film Festival Postponed

Following the notice of the Beijing International Film Festival’s postponement, the Beijing College Student Film Festival will be also postponed until further notice in view of the coronavirus epidemic, the organizer said in a statement released on March 10. The festival is originally scheduled for April 6 – April 25, 2020. The festival’s events include film competitions from both professionals and students, academic panels, film screenings, and cultural exchange programs, etc. The committee said in the statement that “we will share the latest news about the new festival date in the first place and look forward to the gathering in the ‘spring.'” Read more on 1905.com