Is the PG-13 Version of ‘Deadpool 2’ Catered to China?
The screenwriters of Deadpool 2 recently confirmed that Fox would release a PG-13 version of the film in December. They also revealed that Ryan Reynolds has filmed new scenes for the PG-13 version, which will mainly target a younger audience. In addition, the writers believe that the new version will attract adult fans of Deadpool as well, as it is full of interesting and compelling elements. Some industry insiders speculate that the main reason for creating a PG-13 version is to pass the Chinese censorship and theatrically release the film in the world’s second largest film market. It remains to be seen if Chinese audiences will eventually see the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 in theater. Read more on Mtime
Chinese Literary Legend Louis Cha Dies at 94
Louis Cha, better known by his pen name Jin Yong, died on October 30 (Beijing Time). He was 94. Louis Cha was born in 1924 in China’s Zhejiang province. In 1948, he moved to Hong Kong and co-founded the Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao. He is best known as a wuxia novelist and often seen as Hong Kong’s most famous writer. Some of his works include The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Return of the Condor Heroes, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, The Smiling, Pround Wanderer, and Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils. All the aforementioned novels have been adapted into films or TV shows. Read more on Mtime
Sunac China Officially Takes Over Wanda’s Cultural and Tourism Projects
On October 29, Sunac China and Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda Group simultaneously announced that Sunac China was taking over the design, construction and management of Wanda’s 13 cultural and tourism projects for 6.28 billion yuan ($900 million). While Wang Jianlin decided to drop the 13 projects, he stressed that Wanda had always been optimistic about the future of China’s cultural tourism sector. He added that Wanda would continue to invest in cultural tourism and and integrate cultural elements in the company’s planning and management. Read more on entgroup