From Lost in Russia to Legend of Hunter and Dreams of Getting Rich, China’s online movies are booming like never before

When Hong Kong’s king of comedy Stephen Chow Sing-chi announced in June he had signed a deal with Tencent Video to make online movies, he followed a long line-up of A-list talents, including director Stanley Tong Kwai-lai and martial arts superstar Donnie Yen Ji-dan, who have ventured beyond cinematic releases to stream their films as well.A week after Chow’s announcement, Dirty Monkeys Studio – founded by director Ning Hao of Crazy Stone (2006) and Crazy Alien (2019) fame – announced online…

From Lost in Russia to Legend of Hunter and Dreams of Getting Rich, China’s online movies are booming like never before
When Hong Kong’s king of comedy Stephen Chow Sing-chi announced in June he had signed a deal with Tencent Video to make online movies, he followed a long line-up of A-list talents, including director Stanley Tong Kwai-lai and martial arts superstar Donnie Yen Ji-dan, who have ventured beyond cinematic releases to stream their films as well.A week after Chow’s announcement, Dirty Monkeys Studio – founded by director Ning Hao of Crazy Stone (2006) and Crazy Alien (2019) fame – announced online…