Turn of the Red tide
> Taiwanese-born filmmaker Ang Lee predicts that the fast-growing Chinese film industry will someday dwarf Hollywood
US$3.5 billion (RM14.35 billion) earlier this year.
Last month Wanda – which snapped up US movie theatre chain AMC in 2012 for US$2.6 billion (RM92.7 billion) – announced it would invest in movies produced by Sony Pictures, its first deal with one of Hollywood’s so-called “Big Six” studios.
Lee was the first Asian ever to win an Oscar for directing, in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain. He went on to win again for 2012’s Life of Pi.
He was at the BAFTA Los Angeles ceremony – which celebrates the contribution of Hollywood talent and British entertainers – to receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for excellence in directing.
His war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, starring Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, will be released in the US on Nov 11. – AFP-Relaxnews
Lee (above) raised eyebrows by predicting that China would be the next leaders of a box office revolution.