The Wandering Earth, released in February 2019, became the third-highest grossing film in China. Picture: HandoutThe Wandering Earth, released in February 2019, became the third-highest grossing film in China. Picture: Handout
The Wandering Earth, released in February 2019, became the third-highest grossing film in China. Picture: Handout

China’s authorities have new ideas for science fiction films with Chinese characteristics, but doubts abound

  • New guidelines from China’s film authorities aim to boost the sci-fi film sector after last year’s smash hit The Wandering Earth
  • Visual effects companies could benefit, but some experts question the ability of state initiatives to create better sci-fi

Topic |   Cinema
The Wandering Earth, released in February 2019, became the third-highest grossing film in China. Picture: HandoutThe Wandering Earth, released in February 2019, became the third-highest grossing film in China. Picture: Handout
The Wandering Earth, released in February 2019, became the third-highest grossing film in China. Picture: Handout
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