Geopolitical thrillers depicting Western countries as fraught and dangerous places have found it easier to secure slots in China’s restricted film market.
‘Unlocked’, the Lionsgate CIA conspiracy thriller that sees London at risk of a biological attack, has scored a September 22 release date for China.
Geopolitical thrillers that depict Western countries as fraught and dangerous places have found it easier to secure slots in China’s restricted film market.
Films like Deepwater Horizon, which depicts the deadly 2010 explosion of the BP-operated, offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 and caused millions of gallons of oil to spill, Patriot’s Day, which centers on the events of the 2013 bombings at the annual Boston Marathon and its aftermath, and Bastille Day, which is about a terror attack in France, have all been given covered slots over the past year in China.
Directed by Michael Apted, ‘Unlocked’ stars Noomi Rapace, John Malkovich, Toni Collette, Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom.
The film centers on a CIA interrogator (Rapace), who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to stop a biological warfare attack on London.
It was released in the United Kingdom on May 5 by Lionsgate.