David Fincher has refused to recut his new version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to secure an Indian cinematic release.
The film, which has so far taken over $150 million at the box office worldwide, will not be shown in Indian cinemas at all.
India’s Central Board of Film Certification had demanded that several scenes, including a sex scene between stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig and a brutal sexual assault, be omitted from the final cut in order to be shown in cinemas, but director David Fincher refused to do so.
The film was set to be released in India on February 10, but the Mumbai-based branch of Sony Pictures has now released a statement saying that the film now not come out at all.
The statement reads: “Sony Pictures will not be releasing The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in India. The Censor Board has judged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, while we are committed to maintaining and protecting the vision of the director, we will, as always, respect the guidelines set by the Board.”