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China bans 'Ghostbusters' reboot

If only a few other countries did the same

Ben Gourlay | Jul 13, 2016 at 08:10 pm CDT (1 min, 8 secs reading time)

Pre-release traction for Sony Pictures 'Ghostbusters' reboot hasn't been overwhelmingly positive and now the bad news keeps coming for the struggling studio.

China bans 'Ghostbusters' reboot | TweakTown.com

According to SlashFilm, China's censorship board have denied the studio's application to release the film in the lucrative market due to the film's subject matter, with guidelines banning content that "promote cults or superstition". Sony apparently did attempt to curry favour by granting the film a title which translated as "Super Power Dare Die Team", but were apparently rebuffed. The Chinese market has grown to be incredibly important for big budget blockbusters, with releases such as 'Terminator Genisys' and 'Warcraft' outright tanking in the West, but grossing mega bucks in the East.

'Ghostbusters' opens in major international markets this week.

Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 06:03 am CDT

NEWS SOURCE:slashfilm.com
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Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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