Top Chinese Director Takes Aim at Reality TV Adaptations

by Peter D. Marshall

by Clifford Coonan.

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Leading film director Feng Xiaogang has launched an attack on the current trend in China of adapting reality TV shows into movies, saying this tendency is stifling the creative development of the domestic industry.

His comments came after Running Man, a feature spinoff from a popular local reality TV show, based on a Korean format, overtook Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies atop the box-office charts, with a cume of $61.96 million after 10 days. Running Man reportedly took six days to turn into a film.

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