'It's a strategy that's doomed to fail...
Films that go out of their way to court Chinese censors have been rewarded in the past. In 2010, for example, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was shown on Chinese screens. It had no business being there — few Chinese would have even heard of the original Wall Street — but there it was anyway, with Shia LaBeouf's character wooing Chinese businessmen with truly awful Mandarin. Hollywood's China pandering has become so pronounced even Variety is mocking it. An astute producer today would be pitching ideas like Top Gun 2, starring Jay Chou as Maverick's new wingman.
Recently, director Roland Emmerich, in Beijing to promote his film White House Down, said that despite China's growing pull, Hollywood wouldn't make any wholesale changes to the stories it tells. It's worth noting that Emmerich directed 2012, in which China houses the ark that will save mankind. "There will be cooperation, there will be all kinds of stuff, but will it affect the movie so much? I don't think so," the German director told the AP....'
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