Headlines from China: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to Get Early Release in China

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to Get Early Release in China

Universal Pictures announced today that science fiction adventure film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had been scheduled to release in China on June 15, one week before its North American release. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, whose previous works include A Monster Calls and The Impssobile, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series. Jurassic World was released in China in 2015 and raked in 1.42 billion yuan ($225 million) in the middle kingdom. Read more on Mtime

A Look at Upcoming May Day Releases

Along with the Dragon Boat Festival in early June and New Year on January 1, China’s May Day or Labour Day (May 1) holiday is one of the busiest three-day movie going periods of the Chinese release calendar. As with most holidays, this year’s May Day holiday slate is mainly comprised of domestic films. Among them, highly anticipated ones include romantic drama Us and Them by actor turned director Rene Liu, action adventure film Genghis Khan, Xu Zheng’s suspense drama A or B, and Nick Cheung’s crime drama The Through. Read more on yingshidushe

List of Top 50 Chinese Talent Agencies Released

Along with the rapid growth of the Chinese entertainment industry, the local talent management sector has also been getting more and more attention. Although there is still a long way to go for any Chinese agency to grow into a giant and specialized firm like CAA, Chinese talent management firms are on track to become more professional and influential. Recently, the top 50 Chinese talent agencies list was released, with Huayi Brothers Media, Top High Entertainment & Culture (喜天影视), and Jiaxing Media (Jay Walk Studios) being in the top 3. The list has taken into account number of celebrity clients and their levels of popularity, as well as each agency’s stability, sustainability, and potential for future growth. Read more on yulechanye 

National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas to Release Wong Kar-wai’s 1991 Film ‘Days of Being Wild’ 

Days of Being Wild, a 1991 classic drama film by celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, will be released in Chinese theaters in May under the banner of China’s National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas, according to sources familiar with the matter. Starring some of the best known Hong Kong actors, such as Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, and Carina Lau, Days of Being Wild forms the first part of Wong’s informal trilogy together with In the Mood for Love and 2046. The film was released in Hong Kong in 1990, but has never been released theatrically in the mainland before. Read more on Mtime