Chapter 293: Movies
If the Burning Sun Ruler was an explosive old tiger.
Then the Refined Ruler was a sinister poisonous snake.
Sometimes a poisonous snake was even more deadly than an old tiger. As for other people, like the Wang Family, Chu Tian did not put them in his eyes at all.
When Nangong Yun knew that Chu Tian chased away the Nangong Family, she was moved to tears and ran up to give Chu Tian a big hug, “Thank you, I really didn’t want to go back to the Nangong Family……Only, because you helped me block them, I’m afraid there will be a lot of trouble. I’ve implicated everyone.”
“What are you saying?” Chu Tian righteously patted his chest, “As a boss, I should protect my subordinates, this is obligatory. You can just be assured in staying in Miracle Commerce! Relax, the Burning Sun Ruler will not rashly make any moves!”
Where did Chu Tian get this confidence from?
The Meng sisters quickly asked Chu Tian about what happened today.
Chu Tian honestly narrated everything, making everyone surprised. Not only did he offend the Southern Summer King, he also offended the Burning Sun Monarch and the Wang Family. After scolding them like this in royal court, he actually left without any harm?
“Strange?” Meng Qingwu was somewhat puzzled, “The Southern Summer King is so overbearing and you didn’t give him any face today. With the Southern Summer King’s personality, how could he let you off so easily?”
Chu Tian did not feel this outcome was strange at all, “How can the young miss not see through this with your intelligence?”
Meng Qingwu slightly knit her brows, “Then you explain it.”
“First, the Southern Summer King does not have enough reason to punish me. Second, the Southern Summer King fears the Calm Martial Ruler and the great scholar’s influence, as well as my use. Also, third, he should have discovered my value in creating a power balance in Imperial City.”
The first two were reasonable.
But what did the third point mean?
Chu Tian carefully explained, “In the royal palace today, not only did I offend the Burning Sun Ruler, I also taught the Wang Family a fierce lesson, and the Refined Ruler hates me. This was actually all performed for the Southern Summer King, this was me breaking relations with them! With the great scholar and the Calm Martial Ruler supporting me, my appearance will form a power balance in Imperial City and I am an essential pivot for this power balance.”
Meng Qingwu was a smart person, understanding this when she heard this.
There were the Three Rulers under the Southern Summer King with high position and large influences. The representatives of the Three Rulers had already formed a tacit understanding not to directly fight one another. Other than the Three Rulers, the great scholar, the Wang Family, and the others, they all had extraordinary influence and gained more and less with time. Although the Southern Summer King was the ruler, it was hard to control these groups of people.
Chu Tian’s appearance formed a contradiction and the Imperial City power balance might be conflicted because of this. They would secretly compete with one another, and the Southern Summer King would not get involved. He would be responsible for regulating them and controlling the general situation.
So he would not move strongly or heavily award Chu Tian right now.
The Calm Martial Ruler and the great scholar wanted to protect Chu Tian, but they had to go through the Southern Summer King. The Refined Ruler and the Burning Sun Ruler wanted to suppress Chu Tian, but they also had to go through the Southern Summer King.
Chu Tian’s strength was not significant.
But this position could make everything revolve around him.
As this contradiction became more intense, the more advantages the Southern Summer King would gain because both sides needed help from him. Would he be lacking in benefits like this?
“So it’s like this.” Meng Qingwu revealed an ashamed expression, “I’m still lacking compared to you.”
“Hai, what are you saying young miss? It’s fine not to learn this kind of political technique!”
“You can’t say that. Perhaps it might be useful in the future?”
“Please, I’m just a businessman and I only need to invent things for money, I don’t need to found a nation. What is young miss thinking?” Chu Tian said this and then he asked, “What does this company have to display, quickly tell me about it!”
Meng Qingwu began to give a report.
Meng Qingwu was truly Chu Tian’s best wife…..Oh, no, best helper!
The duties that Chu Tian had set for Meng Qingwu, not only had she perfectly completed them, she even exceeded what was required.
The Imperial City research facility had been completed.
The Imperial City weapons factory had also been completed.
Miracle Commerce had made many acquisition in Imperial City and their various products had already been spread. Other than this, there was good news from the Central State research facility saying the submachine gun had been finished. It was now being produced in the Central State weapons factory.
Meng Qingwu added in a point, “We’ve also stabilized the imaging technique and can now transmit and record moving images.”
Chu Tian already knew about this.
There were several images displayed over Imperial City.
“The only other thing worth mentioning is recently Yingying and I have done some careful research, leading us to suddenly discover a very profitable business method.”
The two sisters really kept giving Chu Tian pleasant surprises!
“Oh, what is it?”
“I’ll let Yingying say it.”
Meng Yingying was holding the records like she was recording something down. When she saw Chu Tian, she immediately revealed a beautiful, bright faint smile, “Chu Tian, quickly thank me!”
“This young miss will immediately make you famous!”
Chu Tian was very surprised, “Could it be that I’m already not famous enough? Stop playing!”
Meng Qingwu said, “Don’t keep him guessing, just tell him.
Meng Yingying excitedly said, “Elder sister and I came up with a new technology. We found a kind of Illusory Image Stone that forms an illusory image. With the Hidden Image Stone, it creates a moving picture.”
“What about that?”
“Idiot, this is a big business opportunity.” Meng Yingying was very excited mentioning this. She said with a self important voice, “Right now the people of the continent enjoy a material filled life, but their spirits are empty and they are lacking entertainment. Through the use of Hidden Image Mirror and the Illusory Image Network, we can turn a legend into a series of movies and television shows. This will be more interesting compared to simple story books. I have already thought about it, the first story being directed will be «Scarlet Blood War». It will be a narration of you saving countless villagers and the legendary experience of you defeating the evil demon!”
Chu Tian almost did a spit take.
Where did these sisters think of this idea?
In the time Chu Tian lived in, virtual illusory spaces had already been made, so films and television did not have any popularity. Chu Tian never thought of this point, but instead it was brought up by the two Meng sisters.
It was just like the Miracle canned food.
There was no technical content required, it was just missing an idea.
Meng Yingying expectantly looked at Chu Tian, “What do you think?”
“Very good, very good!” Chu Tian’s brain quickly turned, “We have just arrived in Imperial City and need to expand our influence right now. This kind of thing will quickly publicize Miracle Commerce.”
Meng Yingying nodded, “Do you have any requests?”
“The first project needs to be properly made, we can’t consider cost or benefit and should provide as much money as necessary. There is only a single request, I have to be handsome, understood?”
Meng Yingying rolled her eyes at him, “In terms of profit, you don’t need to worry. Elder sister is a business genius, however much we invest into it, she can easily multiply it.”
Chu Tian gave a half hearted nod.
This product’s cost was not low and being able to break even was already not bad. Could they really make a profit?
Meng Yingying took a book from her chest and gave it to Chu Tian, “Here, this is the story that I got from elder sister Nangong which will be the blueprint for the story. It will make writing the story much easier. Take a look at it!”
This was a story about rescues, adventure, and battles.
It couldn’t be seen, but this girl really did have talent.
Chu Tian gave a suggestion, “I think that you should add a bit more romance.”
“Romance? How should we add it?”
“You can establish a female protagonist and that female protagonist will be you, Meng Yingying. You will be the princess of a country and was caught by the demon king. In the end you will be saved by me and the story will end with us living happily ever after.”
The princess and demon king stories were really played out.
But in this era, it should still have a market.
Meng Yingying’s face turned red, “You really have no shame. Wouldn’t others find it embarrassing?”
“How can you think like this? This is art! How could art be embarrassing?” Chu Tian said with a serious face, “If you don’t like it, then we can change the female lead to the young miss. It’s no problem for it to be Nangong either.”
Meng Qingwu’s face turned red, but she said nothing.
Nangong Yun began to laugh, “I have no objections!”
“No, no! Elder sister is the leader of the company, so she needs to maintain a solemn appearance. Elder sister Nangong is a very strong person. The princess is so weak, how could we let them have the part?” Meng Yingying scratched her head in an embarrassed manner, “It seems like I just have to make a sacrifice for art!”
Everyone revealed a smile.
How could they not guess this girl’s thoughts?
Chu Tian suddenly thought of something, thinking of a special point.
Weren’t the Nangong Family and Wang Family acting arrogantly? Watch how master Chu Tian deals with you!”
Chu Tian said to Meng Yingying, “In order to make the story more interesting, I think we need to portray some more strong enemies. For example……”
They discussed for around an hour.
The production plan could be considered finalized.
Meng Yingying excitedly led everyone in writing the story.
Actually the cost of filming this movie was not low because not only did they need a large number of people during the production, they also needed a large number of Illusory Image Stones. The Illusory Image Stones were rare materials in the Southern Summer Country!
The yield of this ore did not surpass three batches in the Southern Summer Country. It was very limited every year, so the price would inevitably be very expensive. After all these materials were used, the cost could not be recovered. Or for a long time, it would not be recovered.
However, it had to be made!
Miracle Commerce had around six hundred million gold coins in Imperial City, so they directly took out two hundred million for Meng Yingying to make this movie. They allowed her to do whatever she wanted, no need to worry about money!
This amount of money was enough to buy all the Illusory Image Stones on the market.
Meng Yingying formed a team of over a hundred people and started planning the production. Meng Qingwu used all of Miracle Commerce’s power to use all the broadcast stations, media forms, and various other channels to wildly promote it.
They pasted information related to the movie everywhere.
This caused a large stir in Imperial City. People had heard of plays before, but they had never heard of a thing like movies before!
Meng Qingwu also spent money to buy several large theaters in Imperial City and installed giant image transferring mirrors inside. After Meng Yingying’s production team finished, they would use these to broadcast their movie.
This news was spread across the entirety of Imperial City.
Everyone was filled with a strong interest.
From the citizens to the nobles, they were all paying attention to the first movie in history. This matter became the topic people talked about over tea and meals. Quickly, the word “movie” became the most popular new word in Imperial City!