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Fantasy Adaptations Flourish

World Vision April 16, 2023

By NewsChina Updated Jul.1

Fantasy adaptations such as The Journey of Flower and Eternal Love have flourished on screen with the help of AI technologies. They herald a new genre of fantasy based on online fiction and computer games, such as the Sword and Fairy series. Mythological tales in China started with searches for an immortality elixir. They evolved with the Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi and the Book of Changes before being enriched by Buddhist scriptures and Confucian texts. In many Chinese myths, justice is an indispensable theme that prevails in today’s wuxia fiction. Like Western fantasy franchises including The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, Chinese fantasy is expected to boom both on and off screen. As AI-assisted special effects pave the way for oriental fantasy, a complete industry chain will be the way forward for future adaptations.