Sony Boss Says Tarantino Made ‘Right Decision’ Refusing to Edit ‘Hollywood’ for China
Published on Jan 15, 2020
Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” grossed $372 million worldwide, an impressive haul for an adult-skewing original drama, but it would have no doubt pushed through the $400 million mark had Sony been allowed to open the movie in China, the world’s second largest film market. China blocked the October theatrical release of “Hollywood” for unspecified reasons, although it was understood the government had an issue with the film’s controversial Bruce Lee scene. Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon reportedly filed a complaint to China’s National Film Administration due to Tarantino’s portrayal of her father, a national hero in China. Tarantino refused to edit the Bruce Lee scene out in order to secure a theatrical release in China.
“They absolutely backed me, 100%,” Tarantino recently told Deadline about Sony agreeing to skip China. “They were all disappointed, and so was I. Partly because we had Chinese co-producers
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Author: Zack Sharf