Chinese Government To Establish New Game Approval Guidelines

For years the approval process to get a game into China has been, shall we say, rough at best. Now it looks like a new set of guidelines will come into play. The report comes from Niko Partners, who specifically monitor activity happening in the Asia game market, especially when it comes to places like […]

‘Cowboy Bebop’: Did Live-Action Series Producers Forget Faye Valentine was Chinese?

Netflix announced the main cast of their live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop on Thursday, and many sites and pundits sighed with relief that they didn’t “whitewash” the whole cast, going for diverse and color-blind choices: John Cho playing Spike Spiegel, Mustafar Shakir playing Jet, Daniella Pineda playing Faye Valentine, and Alex Russell playing Spike’s friend-turned-nemesis […]

Amazon Looks to Spend $1 Billion on Series That’s NOT Lord of the Rings

Amazon‘s mega-programming spending spree continues, as the streaming service follows reported $250 million deal to bring a Lord of the Rings series to television with word they are looking to adapt Liu Cixin‘s popular Chinese sci-fi book series “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” into a three-season show commitment, beginning with The Three-Body Problem. Why the comparison to […]

Could Doctor Strange Fall Foul Of The Chinese Ghostbusters Ban?

So, Ghostbusters looks like it may be denied a release in China, one of the biggest new markets for Western blockbusters. The Hollywood Reporter says so anyway, though Variety and Deadline say it is yet to be screened for Chinese censors and that Sony is prepared for rejection. Official guidelines censor films that “promote cults or superstition.” […]

Hergé’s Adventures Of His Chinese Communist Gay Lover?

A graphic novel telling the story of Georges Prosper Remi, better known as Tintin creator, Hergé, and his homosexual affair with a young man, Tchang, the model for characters in his books, and an alleged communist Chinese spy, is having trouble finding a publisher. I wonder why. In France or Belgium this may be considered […]