It seems that the new sci-fi action movie Looper will be a little longer in China.
According to the LA Times, Chinese prints of the film will have extra scenes set in Shanghai to give it a more China-centric feel. They reportedly provide additional backstory on Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character, and feature several prominent landmarks and locations around the city. The same scenes were cut out of the North American version after they didn’t test well with western audiences. The move to appeal to Chinese audiences makes sense, given that the country is one of the fastest-growing film markets.
In Looper, Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hitman who takes out people sent back in time by a futuristic mafia. He never asks any questions, until one day when he’s hired to eliminate the future-version of himself, played by none other than Bruce Willis. It’ll hit theatres on September 28.
Source: LA Times