Chinese online video giant iQiyi is partnering with one of China’s biggest hitmakers, Hong Kong producer and director Wong Jing, whose From Vegas To Macau 2 grossed $160m over Chinese New Year.
Beijing-based iQiyi will co-produce and finance six of Wong Jing’s 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, only to discover they are robots.
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.