'Django Unchained' Cleared to Open in China

Rebecca Ford
'Django Unchained' Cleared to Open in China

Django Unchained will finally be released in China on Sunday, May 12.

"There is tremendous excitement, anticipation and awareness for the film and we thank the local authorities for quickly resolving this issue," said Sony, which is distributing the film in China, in a statement.

Quentin Tarantino's film was abruptly pulled from cinemas on its original opening day April 11.

It's still not clear exactly why Django was pulled from theaters, since it had been approved by Chinese censors after minor tweaks. There's speculation, however, that a scene involving frontal nudity may have raised the ire of some Chinese government officials after the fact.

More to come...