China's cinematic censors say 'No' to 'Noah'
China's cinematic censors say 'No' to 'Noah'

When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China. Paramount has enjoyed tremendous success in the world's most populous nation, with "Transformers" and "Mission: Impossible" scoring big hits there. The studio has filmed on location in China, and even recently hosted several of the nation's top filmmakers for a behind-the-scenes film industry junket on its lot. The studio even spent about $10 million to convert "Noah" into 3-D, making it more appealing to potentially lucrative territories such as China, Russia, Brazil and Germany. ...