Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
They're probably just worried about pissing off the Chinese.
It is rather disturbing that a foreign power can essentially keep us from releasing a movie that we ourselves made.
That's not the situation at all. Did you read the article? MGM is simply broke. They can't even afford to make a new James Bond movie.
MGM's financial woes have also delayed THE HOBBIT. And, as far I know, the Chinese have nothing against Tolkien!