You don’t see it every day
Do you remember the two guys who ruined one of the most acclaimed TV series of all time by making the main character run away because of PMS, and then killing the project and moving on?
Apparently they worked with Netflix for something from China.
Never a good idea.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
The streaming giant and Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss worked with the Yoozoo Group to customize the best-selling Chinese science fiction books. However, Yoozoo’s president, Lin Qi, is currently in hospital after the alleged poisoning, and another senior company official is in custody as a prime suspect.
Believe me, this kind of intrigue is relatively common in East Asia.
Remember when all the K-pop stars died?
Or that a Chinese actress disappeared for months and then reappeared and was forced to pay about $100 million in fines to the Communist government?
In the east, don’t be stupid. You’re not playing:
The chairman of the Yoozoo group, Lin Qi, who is said to be the producer of the Netflix series with Benioff, Weiss and others, was hospitalized on the 16th after being found dead. December was poisoned, the Shanghai police said Wednesday. The local authorities have arrested a suspect named Xu, who they believe was responsible for the poisoning.
The suspect, Xu, 39 years old, was identified by the Chinese media as Xu Yao, senior administrator of Yuo Zoo’s film and television department (the police only gave his last name and age). According to local reports, the clandestine attack on Lin was preceded by a dispute between executives of a Chinese entertainment company over a cup of poisoned pu-erh.
Who is this Lin Qi character?
For a man of such a sinister name, he certainly seems innocent:
He’s not the kind of man you have to kill to get a deal. But according to the Chinese authorities, that’s exactly what happened.
The Shanghai Public Security Bureau has issued the following statement on its official Weibo social media account:
On 17 December 2020 at 5 p.m. the police received a call from the hospital about a patient named Lin. While treating the patient, the hospital said it discovered the patient had been poisoned. After the call, the police launched an investigation. After an on-site investigation and subsequent interrogations, the police determined that the perpetrator was probably a suspect named Xu, who is a colleague of the victim Lin. Suspect Xu has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.
I don’t know, I don’t know…
It seems that this could be a staff function.
This Lin Qi may look like a teddy bear, but he knows exactly which side his Chunbing Oil is on when it comes to supporting the Chinese government.
When asked about the living conditions of Uighur Muslims in an interview in New York in 2019, Lin was determined to work in the state:
Would you rather they hack bodies into train stations and schools during terrorist attacks? In fact, the government is helping their economy and trying to lift them out of poverty.
I’m sure they get paid a few cents a month to make your Christmas lights.
What about Netflix?
Well, the last time we heard from the dynamic duo behind Game of Thrones, once founded and now abused, they just pulled out of Lucas movie to make a deal with Netflix.
The three-body problem, which refers to the three-body problem in orbital mechanics, is a science fiction novel set in the future, in which the Earth is waiting for an invasion of a nearby star system, which in this universe consists of three solar-like stars orbiting each other in an unstable three-body system, with an earth-like planet wreaking havoc between them, experiencing extreme temperatures and cold, and the multiple destruction of its intelligent civilizations.
The set is quite large:
The Liu trilogy of the three body problems is a worldwide publication phenomenon. The first book in the series won the first science fiction prize, the Hugo Prize, for an Asian author in 2015. The series has become an international bestseller, translated into dozens of languages and praised for its breadth and originality.
Netflix planned the building as a large series of events, with Benioff and Weiss at the helm and Alexander Wu (The Terror: Infamy) installed as show runner. The project also has heavyweights such as Rian Johnson and Plan B actors Rosamund Pike and Brad Pitt as executive producers.
Ryan Johnson? Ryan Johnson?
Yeah, that show’s never gonna happen.