Magazine article Screen International

China's Bona Film Group Set to Release 'The Revenant', 'Room'

Magazine article Screen International

China's Bona Film Group Set to Release 'The Revenant', 'Room'

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The Revenant, which won Oscars for best director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and best cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), has been scheduled for China release on March 18. According to posts on Bona's Weibo and WeChat accounts, DiCaprio is expected to visit China to promote the release.

Bona is co-releasing the film with China Film Group and Guangdong Alpha Animation & Culture Co, which was one of the investors in the New Regency Films production, along with Taiwan's Catchplay.

Catchplay and Hong Kong's Bravos Pictures have already released the film in their respective territories. Catchplay and Alpha have also invested in New Regency's Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed.

Chinese film portal Mtime reported that The Revenant was originally set for release on February 16, but mainland censors needed more time to review the film, which is unlikely to be passed without cuts. …

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