China is on the verge of becoming a major superpower having a great potential of surpassing the United States. Unlike other developed Asian countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, China is still considered a developing country. One industry that the Chinese continue to make enormous strides is in the world of film. Everyone around the world knows that Hollywood is the place many people go to pursue their dream of becoming actors, filmmakers, and producers.
However, China’s film industry has been on the rise lately and has the ability to compete with Hollywood on a global level. I would not be surprised if China becomes the largest film market globally in the next few years. China is no stranger to success in the film industry. In the 1960s and 1970s, Hong Kong was popular for producing classic martial arts films that starred the legendary Bruce Lee. Throughout the years, the film industry paved the way for future stars such as Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Chow-Yun Fat, and Tony Leung. Bringing their talents to the big screen allowed them the opportunity to create a fanbase in America.
As China’s film industry begins to gain momentum, I strongly think that Hollywood will collaborate more to produce Chinese films well into the future. For example, the United States and China is co-producing a film titled The Great Wall starring Matt Damon and Andy Lau. It will be directed by Zhang Yimou with a $150 million budget becoming one of the largest budget films produced in history. The future holds great promises for China and they will continue making significant progress in the world of cinema well into the 21st century and beyond.
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