Turn of the Red tide

> Tai­wanese-born film­maker Ang Lee pre­dicts that the fast-grow­ing Chi­nese film in­dus­try will some­day dwarf Hol­ly­wood

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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.

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