December 24, 2008

Warner says no ‘Dark Night’ for China

Warner Bros. has announced it won't release its Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight, in China.

The studio issued a statement Tuesday, saying the decision was based on the number of pre-release conditions demanded by Chinese censors as well as cultural sensitivities to some elements of the film, Variety reports.

A studio spokesman refused further comment or explanation, Variety said, noting some scenes were filmed in Hong Kong.

The Dark Knight has grossed more than $465 million in foreign markets, Variety said.