iQIYI Original Interactive VR Film ‘The Final Wish’ Shortlisted for Award at 78th Venice International Film Festival
iQIYI today announced that its original interactive virtual reality (VR) film “The Final Wish” has been shortlisted for an award in the Venice VR Expanded category at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival. The film will be officially launched in mid-August on iQIYI. Users can experience it through the iQiYI VR APP.
This is the third time for a Chinese Mainland original VR production to receive such recognition from a major international film festival after iQIYI’s original VR production “the Last One Standing VR” was nominated the Venice Award for Best Virtual Reality in 2018 and “Killing a Superstar” was awarded the Best VR Immersive Story Award of the Venice VR Expanded category in 2020. Read more PR Newswire
Donnie Yen’s ‘Raging Fire’ Consumes Another Quiet Weekend
With no new Hollywood or Chinese tentpoles hitting cinemas, Donnie Yen’s action thriller “Raging Fire” easily torched the competition for a second weekend at the top of China’s theatrical box office. In 2021, no major U.S. import has been released since Disney’s “Cruella” opened — to disappointing sales numbers — on June 4; and no U.S. studio films are yet on China’s August or September release calendar. Read more The Hollywood Reporter