Avatar Pulled From 2D Theaters Jan. 23
DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD confirmed with Fox that China will be pulling the plug on 2D screenings of AVATAR Jan. 23. The slot will be replaced with a patriotic biopic on the life of Confucius, but a handful of 3-D screenings will continue, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD reports.
The state-run China Film Group ordered the film's run to end over concerns the movie could cause internal political unrest. AVATAR opened in Chinese theaters on Jan. 4 and was scheduled to run until Feb. 28.