Headlines from China: Five Chinese New Year Films to Release in IMAX

Five Chinese New Year Films to Release in IMAX

Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan’s Leap, a film about the China’s national women’s volleyball team, has been set to hit over 660 IMAX theatres in China on January 25, 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year, according to an official announcement released today. Along with the previously announced films including Detective Chinatown 3, Lost in Russia, The Rescue, Vanguard, there will be five Chinese films to be shown on IMAX screens during the lunar new year holiday. Among them, Detective China town 3 was entirely shot by ALEXA IMAX cameras. This makes Detective Chinatown 3 the fourth commercial film worldwide and the second in Asia that is shot by ALEXA IMAX. IMAX China also unveiled a special poster today, which features comics avatars of characters in the movies. Read more on Mtime

‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’ Gets One-month Theatrical Extension

It was confirmed on January 7 that the Kung-fu film Ip Man 4: The Finale has received permission to extend its theatrical run in China for one month to February 19. It means that the Donnie Yen-starring film will be able to screen in theatres through the weeklong Chinese New Year holiday. Ip Man 4: The Finale opened in China on December 20 last year, and has earned RMB900 million since then. Read more on Sina