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Will Smith's Movie Banned in China

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Dec 07, 2007 | 4:00am EST

Will Smith's new movie I Am Legend has suffered a major box office setback in the Far East--Chinese film bosses have banned it from their cinemas.

The Hollywood actor has been campaigning to secure a release for I Am Legend, but China is stubbornly sticking to its policy of capping the influx of Hollywood movies--part of a drive to boost the country's film industry.

The delay comes amid reports China has issued a three-month ban on all American films.

Smith says, "We struggled very, very hard to try to get it to work out, but there are only a certain amount of foreign films that are allowed in."

However, the Oscar-nominated actor hasn't given up hope of agreeing a release date--he's currently working on a deal with China Film Group's chairman Han Sanping.

In the past, Chinese regulators have issued bans on foreign films during holidays and school breaks, when audiences are biggest.

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