Country usually bans horror films
Beijing- and Los Angeles-based DMG Entertainment has managed to get “Resident Evil: Afterlife” past China’s tough censors, who normally ban horror movies. It will open across China on Nov. 16.
“Afterlife,” which enters the fastest-growing major film market in the world, will be one of the biggest 3D releases of the year.
The Paul W.S. Anderson-helmed pic stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Wentworth Miller and Kim Coates.
“With our unparalleled access in the market, we were able to successfully bring ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ to China for the first time in the history the franchise,” said DMG Entertainment CEO Dan Mintz. “With such a winning combination, we look forward to delivering another box office sensation.”
DMG has been steadily building a reputation in China.
The company has produced Chinese B.O. winners, including top-earning domestic production “The Founding of a Republic” in 2009 and “Go Lala Go!”
DMG has also distributed numerous Hollywood blockbusters in China, such as the “Twilight” franchise.