“The Wandering Earth” China’s first sci-fi film on Netflix.
China’s first science fiction blockbuster set in space, “The Wandering Earth,” on Netflix. The Wandering Earth film (Chinese: 流浪地球) which recently became the second highest grossing film of all time in China. The Wandering Earth film is based on the novella of the same title by award-winning sci-fi writer Liu Cixin, the film is directed by Frant Gwo and stars Qu Chuxiao, Li Guangjie, Ng Man-tat and Zhao Jinmai, with a special appearance by Wolf Warrior 2 star Wu Jing. Wu Jing appeared in Gong Shou Dao ( Chinese: 功守道 ), Chinese kung fu short film directed by Wen Zhang and produced by Jet Li, Li Lianjie ( Chinese: 李连杰 ). The film stars Jack Ma Yun (Chinese: 马云 , 馬雲, Jet Li, Donnie Yen ( 甄子丹 ), Tony Jaa, Jacky Heung, Asashōū Akinori, Zou Shiming, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo, production company Alibaba Group.
Netflix will stream it in more than 190 countries and translate it into 28 languages. The movie follows mankind’s efforts to move Earth out of its solar system because the sun has expanded to the point where it will destroy the planet. The film The Wandering Earth (Chinese: 流浪地球) is produced by China Film Group ( 中国电影集团公司 ) and Beijing Culture, which also produced Wolf Warrior 2 and last year’s summer hit Dying To Survive.
Why has this film been such an instant hit? How does it compare with Hollywood sci-fi films? And how does it reflect China’s culture and its vision for the future of mankind?
The POINT CGTN – Discussion about The Wandering Earth film with Prof. Joanne Cheng, a Film Critic and Film Maker; Prof. Yang Yuguang of the China Aerospace Science & Industry Group; Chen Qiufan, founder and CEO of Thema Mundi Production