October 19, 9:24 pm
Pompeo praised Tarantino for refusing to adapt the film with Bruce Lee for the PRC
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo welcomed the refusal of director Quentin Tarantino not to redo the movie "It was once … in Hollywood" after postponing its distribution in China.
"I welcome Quentin Tarantino's refusal to remake his film under Chinese censorship. Inalienable rights, such as freedom of speech, should not be sold" I wrote Pompeo on his Twitter account.
October 18, The Hollywood Reporter, citing a source who knows the situation, reportedthat Tarantino will not change Once Upon a Time in Hollywood after Chinese regulators removed its film from the distribution program a week before its release in China on October 25th.
before THR is variety, citing sources, wrote that the Chinese authorities have postponed the release "Once in … Hollywood" for an indefinite period. According to the publications, the reason for this was the appeal of the daughter of actor Bruce Lee Shannon to the National Administration for Chinese Cinematography. She did not like the image of her father presented in the film, after which Lee asked to change the image of Tarantino.