Magazine article Screen International

Wanda, Tencent Form IP Partnership, Unveil 27-Film Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Wanda, Tencent Form IP Partnership, Unveil 27-Film Slate

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Adaptation of internet novel Battle Through The Heavens in the pipeline.

China’s Wanda Group has unveiled a strategic partnership with Tencent to develop IP across multiple platforms at the ongoing Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), along with an extensive new slate.

During an event at Wanda’s upscale hotel, Wanda Reign On The Bund, the two companies said they would tap leading writers and directors to develop intellectual property across films, TV series, games and VR platforms.

One of the first projects the two Chinese giants will work on together is an adaptation of best-selling internet novel and animation property Battle Through The Heavens.

New Wanda film projects announced at the event included big-budget action film Robosaur Wars, to be directed by Lu Chuan, whose recent credits include fantasy Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe and Disneynature documentary Born In China. …

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