The big screen adaptation of The Da Vinci Code
has been approved by Chinese government censors and will be released in May - coinciding with the film's global release. Studio executives feared the thriller's release could be delayed in China based on the problems Memoirs Of A Geisha
encountered earlier this year when anti-Japanese sentiment hampered the film's release.
According to Li Chow, Columbia Tri-Star's general manager in China, "The censors saw Da Vinci and saw that it was not a story about religion and approval came very fast from the Film Bureau."
Wu Hehu, deputy director of Shanghai United Cinema Lines, China's largest cinema chain, said the movie would not be altered much from the original.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)