China scraps release of Air Strike starring Bruce Willis and Fan Bingbing over money laundering allegations

The Chinese World War II movie Unbreakable Spirit has certainly had a troubled journey to the screen – and now it seems it won’t actually reach the screen, in China at least.

Shi Jianxiang, the original producer of the film – which features a cast that includes Bruce Willis, Fan Bingbing, Lie Ye, Nicholas Tse and Adrien Brody – is currently on China’s most wanted list after fleeing the country following the box office fraud scandal surrounding Ip Man 3.

Last month, its release in China was pushed back due to the tax evasion issues surrounding then-missing actress Fan Bingbing, who has recently resurfaced with a public apology and a whopping $130 million fine. And now, having been hit with fresh allegations of money laundering and artificially inflating its budget, the film’s Chinese release has been scrapped entirely.

“It is time to let it go,” director Xiao Feng wrote on social media site Weibo.
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