A scene from Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth. The success of the blockbuster does not guarantee that a new wave of Chinese sci-fi films will be made though. Photo: China Film Group Corporation

Future trajectory of science fiction in China uncertain despite soaring success of The Wandering Earth

  • The success of the space rescue film in China would have been unthinkable five years ago, say promoters of science fiction genre
  • Still, relatively few Chinese science fiction writers have enjoyed success or seen their work picked up for film or television productions
Topic |   China science

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A scene from Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth. The success of the blockbuster does not guarantee that a new wave of Chinese sci-fi films will be made though. Photo: China Film Group Corporation
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Wu Jing in a scene from The Wandering Earth. The Chinese science-fiction blockbuster has been released in North America, screening in 22 cities.

‘A new era for Chinese science fiction’: The Wandering Earth director, producer wow fans at US screenings

  • Chinese New Year hit shown in North America, after Netflix picks up rights, and its director and producer face fans at sold-out screenings
  • Sci-fi genre in China has entered a new era, director Frant Gwo says, but it’s not a match yet for the best of Hollywood
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Wu Jing in a scene from The Wandering Earth. The Chinese science-fiction blockbuster has been released in North America, screening in 22 cities.
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