CBn previously reported that the release Casino Royale might have become the next victim of a Hollywood “blackout” in China, which typically occur two to three times per year.
However, Variety reports that the 21st official James Bond film has finally conquered the Chinese censors and is set for release on 30 January 2007.
With Casino Royale to become the first time James Bond will be seen in Chinese cinemas, the approval is a huge success for Sony.
‘We are extremely pleased that the film has passed and expect it to be one of the highest-grossing films next year in China,’ said Li Chow, Sony Pictures’ general manager in China.
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