China Blocks Release Of Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
The upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino’s new film “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” has been put on hold in China.
The comedy-drama film was originally set to hit theatres in the on Oct. 25 after having received approval from Chinese censors.
Although, there is no official explanation has been given for the decision to stop the release. According to Variety, an exhibitor source says that the film has been “temporarily put on hold” after Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee’s daughter) filed a complaint to China’s National Film Administration about the film’s depiction of her late father – a hero to many Chinese.
The film contains a scene in which Brad Pitt’s stuntman character challenges a ridiculously boastful young Lee to a fight and easily tosses him aside.
The source told Variety:
“As long as Quentin can make some cuts, it will be released as planned.”
Tarantino is not new to this. The 2012 release of “Django Unchained” was halted in the first days of release due to an official rethink about its level of graphic violence. The film was heavily edited and re-released a month later.
Set in 1969 Los Angeles “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” follows an actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) as they navigate the changing film industry.
Watch the trailer of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” below: