(Yicai Global) Feb. 26 -- Chinese billionaire businessman Jack Ma, best known as the man behind e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding, wants to bring more foreign-made chartbusters to his home market after getting hooked on Green Book.
"Alibaba Pictures will introduce more movies like this into China," state-owned news agency Xinhua reported, citing Ma speaking to the audience at an advance screening of the hit film in Beijing yesterday. "And we will learn from them and gradually produce movies like this."
"I've enjoyed the Green Book thrice… and may watch it a few more times," he added, saying that a good movie does not need a huge budget or an earthshaking plot. "I felt our world is still a very warm place after watching Green Book."
Alibaba's entertainment arm Alibaba Pictures is a co-producer of Green Book, which won three Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 24, collecting the Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor accolades. It will hit Chinese cinemas on March 1.