EXCLUSIVE: Online video giant inks deal with Vegas To Macau 2 director.
Chinese online video giant iQiyi has signed a cooperation deal with Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Jing to co-produce and finance six of his upcoming movies.
Wong will direct one of the six films and produce the other five. The deal will kick off with romantic comedy Get Your Dream Girl, scheduled for release this summer, about three guys who buy their dream women online.
“Wong Jing really understands what the China market needs,” said iQiyi senior vice president Yang Xianghua. Wong’s From Vegas To Macau 2 recently grossed $160m in mainland China.
Iqiyi launched a film production division last year, iQiyi Motion Pictures, which is investing in one US and seven Chinese films every year. Investments so far include Jiang Wen’s Gone With The Bullets, Dante Lam’s To The Fore and Soi Cheang’s Monkey King 2.