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Chinese New Year Film Releases Pulled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

24 January 2020

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Chinese New Year Film Releases Pulled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

All films set for release during the Chinese Lunar New Year period have been pulled due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus in what is a major blow to the Chinese film industry. 

At least seven major blockbusters were due to open during the holiday, which kicks off this weekend and is the most lucrative time of the year at the Chinese box office. 

The titles are Lost In Russia, Leap, Vanguard, Detective Chinatown 3, Boonie Bears: The Wild Life, The Rescue, and Legend Of Deification, from the studio behind smash-hit animation Ne Zha. They are expected to be released at a later date.

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Photo Credit: Film Still of ‘Legend of Deification’; Beijing Enlight Pictures

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