Ghostbusters may not meet the required Chinese censor standards, even with a funky new title.
Variety reports that Sony Pictures has renamed the film to Super Power Dare Die Team to try and get a release in the world’s second-largest movie market. However, it’s unlikely it will even make the big screen in China at all.
This is mainly down to its subject matter as “the state-controlled film board does not approve of films that promote cults or superstitious beliefs.” Productions like Crimson Peak failed to get a release in the country for similar reasons.
It’s not good news for Sony as Ghostbusters is expected to perform below expectations at the box office. The female reboot of the 1984 classic slimes onto screens tomorrow and you can watch the most disliked trailer in YouTube history below: