- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony says no decision has been made yet on whether “Ghostbusters” will be allowed to be released in China.

The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday that the film was denied release in China, citing sources close to the decision-making process in Beijing. But Sony says it hasn’t formally submitted the film to the China board that approves foreign films for screening in the country.

China’s official guidelines say that supernatural foreign films can be banned. The original 1984 “Ghostbusters” did not have a theatrical release in China.

The studio has big expectations for the film in Asia. It opens in Japan Aug. 19.

The all-female reboot of the classic opens in the United States and Canada on Friday.

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