Remember what we told you about Mission: Impossible III holding its world premier in Shanghai next month? Um, yeah — that’s not happening anymore. So all you people camped out in front of the Grand Theater can go home now. The Shanghai Morning Post reports:
Tom Cruise has cancelled the global premiere of Mission Impossible III on April 22 as well as the first public showing in May, Shanghai Morning Post reported today.
Though Paramount previously chose Shanghai as the beginning of its global tour for the film, they haven’t sent the new film to the State Administration of Radio Film and Television for review, which means its debut in China won’t be any earlier than June.
Paramount decided to delay the public showing of the film in the mainland last week and notified its local publisher United International Pictures.
Paramount worried about the leakage of the film before its official premiere. It said many technical staff members would have a chance to access the copy while its being reviewed by SARFT, which enhances the possibility of the film being pirated. No one can ensure the absolutely safety of the copy before April 22, Paramount said.
Good move, Tom. We never trust “technical staff members,” either.