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Warcraft hits ¥1 billion ($152 million) in China!

WARCRAFT Gul'dan 1 billion yen China

WARCRAFT opened in China 4 days ago on June 8th and already appears to be proving rather popular as it’s just hit ¥1 billion ($152 million) in box office takings, even Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) is pleased about it posting earlier on his Instagram account “Gul’dan is very happy.”

It’s an incredible opening week so far in China and one I thought we’d like to know a bit more about. Luckily we have friend in China, so it’s over to Jessie to tell us more… Continue reading Warcraft hits ¥1 billion ($152 million) in China!

Chinese Fan Helps Spread The Word On MOON & Source Code

创意“硬”科幻《源代码》8月30日登陆内地银幕Source Code opens in China today, one of only 20 foreign films to open on the Chinese mainland due to a quota system currently in place. Things may change in the future, with up to 1,600 new cinema screens being added per year to service a growing appetite for both local, and foreign films (1). Even GERTY has seen the potential, with actor Kevin Spacey starring in entirely locally funded feature ‘Inseparable‘, where 50% of the dialogue will be in Mandarin (2).

So it seems, for the moment, Source Code is lucky to be one of the 20 foreign films screening this year, and thanks to meeting new friends on Twitter, it may be that Chinese fans have had something to do with it’s selection, and one fan in particular, who has been supporting Duncan Jones work since the 2009 release of MOON… Continue reading Chinese Fan Helps Spread The Word On MOON & Source Code

Duncan Jones Appeals To Chinese Audience Over Film Piracy

Source Code - ChinaAs we get closer to the release of 源代码 Source Code in China on the 30th August, Duncan Jones has put out an appeal to the audience in China to go see Source Code at the cinema, and not watch pirated versions.

Duncan Jones Letter To Chinese Audience Before Source Code Release 30th Aug 2011This has been translated and posted also at sina.com which we understand is one of the biggest Chinese web sites. Many fans in China have contacted Duncan through Twitter, to ask for the release of Source Code in mainland China, but communications are hampered somewhat by them having to find various ways around controlled access to some online resources, we heard earlier in the week from Jessie about their efforts over there to try and spread the word about MOON in 2009, and now Source Code in 2011.

Proper amazing that we all find a way to speak to each other about shared interests, so quickly, despite language and technical barriers. So for our friends in China, here is (hopefully) the translation of Duncan’s letter above. He did start sending one to every member of the population, bit ended up sticking his mouth together after licking a large amount of envelopes. Hopefully this is the next best thing.

给我的中国朋友们:

我的名字叫邓肯·琼斯,我是一个电影导演,我很幸运。

我说我很幸运,是因为我生活在这样一个与以往不同的时代,人们可以创造艺术,并通过互联网的力量直接传播艺术给他们的观众。

因为互联网,我了解了中国的朋友,虽然我并没有机会去中国。因为互联网,我甚至在中国有了观众,虽然我的电影从未在影院播放过。

我很感激我的观众们,但我也诚挚希望我的中国影迷们,你们有朝一日可以在大银幕上观看我的电影,那才是电影应该呈现给你们的方式。

请不要观看盗版影片,因为那样的话,你永远都不会享受到电影本真的乐趣,也不会给予那些为你热爱的电影努力工作的人任何鼓励和奖赏。

我很高兴的在这里宣布,通过你们的努力,在网络上的宣传,在TWITTER上对我的鼓励,我执导的《源代码》将会在2011年8月30日在中国内地院线发行,非常希望你们可以享受这部电影,也希望有一天,我可以到中国去,为我的第一次中国之行庆祝!

邓肯·琼斯

@ManMadeMoon

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源代码 Source Code Finally Released In China 30th August

源代码 Source Code - China 30th August 2011Thanks to twitter friend nightdipper confirming to 源代码 Source Code Director Duncan Jones yesterday, we can now confirm that the long awaited cinema release in mainland China will happen at the end of the month, on the 30th August. For our friends in China, here is a brief synopsis, and the poster to look out for this month… Continue reading 源代码 Source Code Finally Released In China 30th August