This Chinese gaming company is behind two Oscar-winning films
Gaming company co-funded Darkest Hour, Phantom Thread
Four Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards went to Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread, two period dramas starring Hollywood heavyweights Gary Oldman and Daniel Day-Lewis. Also involved in making those films? A Chinese company that publishes games.
Perfect World owns a vast portfolio of internationally recognized titles. That includes massively multiplayer online role-playing games like Star Trek Online and Neverwinter, as well as distribution rights in China to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.
It comes right as Perfect World is pouring money into movies. In 2016, it struck a US$500 million deal with Universal Pictures to finance 50 films in five years. They include this year’s Fifty Shades Freed and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.