China Has Turned Its Back on Hollywood. What Does That Mean for ‘Uncharted’ and Other New Movies?
Sony executives breathed a sigh of relief when “Uncharted,” a big-budget adaptation of the popular video game, secured a release date in China. But just because “Uncharted” is set to open in China on March 14 does not mean the film is destined to succeed there. In an alternate timeline, an action-adventure like “Uncharted,” which stars “Spider-Man” actor Tom Holland as treasure hunter Nathan Drake, would have likely minted money in China. Now, it will instead serve as a vital test of whether or not Chinese moviegoers have any interest in Hollywood product. Read more Variety
China’s First Five-Star Cinema to Undergo Renovations
China’s first five-star cinema and the main site of the annual Shanghai International Film Festival suspended operations beginning February 21 to make way for a major renovation. According to the blueprint, the center will be renovated into “an urban public space for high-quality cultural activities that allows more interaction with local film fans.” The plaza in front of the center will become a film-culture public square open to people around the clock. Read more SHINE