The Three-Body Problem (film)

The Three-Body Problem (Chinese: 三体) is an unreleased Chinese science fiction 3D film,[2] adapted from The Three-Body Problem series by Liu Cixin, directed by Zhang Fanfan, and starring Feng Shaofeng and Zhang Jingchu.[3][4][5]

The Three-Body Problem
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Mandarinsān tǐ
Literallythree bodies
Directed byZhang Fanfan
Based onThe Three-Body Problem
by Liu Cixin
Produced byLiu Cixin
StarringFeng Shaofeng
Zhang Jingchu
Beijing Baixingshe Media Development
Youzu Pictures[1]
Distributed byYouzu Pictures
Beijing Baixingshe Media Development[1]
BudgetCN¥200 million

In March 2018, Amazon was rumored to be negotiating for the rights to the project.[6][7] However, YooZoo Pictures released a statement in response stating that it was the "sole owner of the rights for film and TV series adaptations."[7] Although it "was originally scheduled to be released in 2017," the project "was postponed indefinitely due to the company's internal shuffling and the rumored 'bad quality' of the film's first cut."[7]


The film had a budget of CN¥200million (US$30 million).[8] Filming began in March 2015 in Heilongjiang and ended in July 2015,[5] produced by YooZoo Film established in 2014 by Lin Qi.[9]


  1. ^ a b "三体(2017)". (in Chinese). Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "三体 的海报". (in Chinese). Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "三体 (2017)". (in Chinese). Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  4. ^ "三体 (2017)". (in Chinese). Inc. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  5. ^ a b CaixinOnline (June 23, 2016). "Premiere of Film based on Acclaimed Sci-fi Novel 'The Three-Body Problem' Pushed Back until 2017". Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  6. ^ Desta, Yohana. "Amazon's Reportedly Dropping $1 Billion for a TV Show to Rival Game of Thrones". Vanity Fair.
  7. ^ a b c Zhou, Jing (23 March 2018). "Rights holder won't give up 'Three-Body' series". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  8. ^ Kevin Ma (April 24, 2015). "Cast lands on Three Body Problem". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  9. ^ Xing Yi (China Daily) (April 8, 2015). "Sci-fi Writer Now Imaginative Gamer". EntGroup Inc. Retrieved April 9, 2015.

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