China Film Co., Ltd., the producer of "The Wandering Earth" film series, announced on May 8th that it is constructing a Chinese science fiction movie theme park. The park will offer rich fantasy, adventure, and interactive experiences to visitors.
The AI translator in The Wandering Earth 2, a catastrophical & sci-fic film, depicted as a small microphone-earpiece assembly and was able to perform simultaneous interpretation, hinted at the potential application of intelligent translation.
On February 20, China's C9 League member Fudan University released MOSS, the first large-scale conversational language model from China. It shares its name with the computer that controls the space station in the popular Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth 2.
According to Dengta, a Chinese movie data platform, the total box office proceeds from movies debuting during this year's Spring Festival holiday reached 6.734 billion yuan ($992 million), ranking second in Chinese film history and exceeding the 6.039 billion yuan recorded in 2022.
Before "The Wandering Earth 2" film officially debuts during China's upcoming Spring Festival holiday, a special watching event was held in Beijing on January 18. So far, the film's pre-sale box office proceeds have exceeded 100 million yuan ($14.75 million).
China’s sci-fi industry reached 65.8 billion yuan ($9.8 billion) in revenue in 2019, up 44% year-on-year, according to a report announced on Sunday.
Apart from the continuous inflow of capital, Chinese film makers still have a long way to go to truly shine on the international stage. Below are thoughts and comments from various established directors, filmmakers and Hollywood producers.
According to the National Radio and Television Administration, a new TV series called The Three-Body Problem, an adaptation of Hugo and Nebula award winner Liu Cixin's epic sci-fi trilogy, is about to start filming this September.
The superhero epic has already overtaken Operation Red Sea, a 2018 Chinese action war film, as the third most successful film in Chinese box office history, right behind Wolf Warrior 2 (5.6 billion yuan) and The Wandering Earth (4.6 billion yuan).
The hit Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth will debut on Netflix on Apr. 30. It is reported that Netflix has bought the copyright of the film as early as Feb. 21, and has had it translated into 28 languages, which will be available in 190 countries and regions around the globe.
It is officially announced that the total box office of China's first hard sci-fi film The Wandering Earth has reached 3 billion yuan ($443 million) in just nine days and 16 hours after its release, now ranking the sixth in history of Chinese film production.
Reddit just received $300 million in total in a new round of financing. Chinese tech giant Tencent, the parent company of China’s largest social network WeChat, is the lead investor.