Headlines from China: China Release of ‘Air Strike’ Cancelled after Fan Bingbing’s Tax Evasion Charge

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It was announced today that the China release of upcoming war drama Air Strike (aka Unbreakable Spirit) had been cancelled. The film is directed by Chinese filmmaker Xiao Feng and features an ensemble cast including Bruce Willis, Liu Ye, Nicolas Tse and Fang Bingbing. Read More

Headlines from China: TFBoys’ Wang Yuan to Star in ‘xXx 4’ Alongside Vin Diesel

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Chinese actor Wang Yuan, who is also a member of China's hottest boy band TFBoys, will play a leading role in 'xXx 4' alongside Vin Diesel. Read More

Hunan TV Mogul Arrested for Alleged Corruption

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Long, 55, headed the Shenzhen-listed Hunan TV for nearly two decades. He was behind Hunan TV’s $1.5 billion investment in the U.S. film studio Lionsgate in 2015 for a three-year co-production partnership. Read More

‘Unlocked’ Scores September 22 Release Date for China

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Geopolitical thrillers depicting Western countries as fraught and dangerous places have found it easier to secure slots in China’s restricted film market. Read More

Lionsgate Stoner Flop ‘American Ultra’ Heads for China

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Lionsgate is trying to capitalize on the China release of DC Comics superhero film Batman v. Superman, also featuring Eisenberg. Read More

On Screen China: Taiwan’s ‘Our Times’ Overcomes Flame Wars, Vanquishes ‘Hunger Games’

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Faced with a glut of poorly received Hollywood imports this past weekend, Chinese moviegoers instead chose Our Times (我的少女时代 Wǒ de shǎo nǚ shídài), a Taiwanese “youthfulness film” (青春片qīngchūn piàn) which earned $17.1 million since its debut on Thursday, Nov. 19. In just four days since its release, Our Times has become the highest-grossing Taiwanese Read More

On Screen China: Gauging the Chinese Appetite for ‘The Hunger Games’

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After Spectre’s $49 million debut last weekend, bolstered by Sony’s marketing bonanza, another major Hollywood release, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, opens in Chinese cinemas on Friday, the latest in a wave of revenue-sharing imports to land in China in what netizens are jokingly calling “Hollywood’s unofficial protection period.” Both Spectre and Liongate's Mockingjay will not screen unchallenged, going up against Our Times an import from Taiwan that’s generating considerable buzz. Read More