Flip and get more details why the Idris Elba movie Bastille Day was pulled from French Theatres…
Sadly, the attack left over 80 people dead and 50 people injured. The ads which were release the day before were also pulled by Studiocanal. The premise of the movie appears to be just too much right now as the story is about a terrorist plot to bomb Paris.
In a conversation with Variety, Jocelyn Bouyssy who is the director of French cinema chain CGR agreed to abide by Studiocanal’s requests to pull the film She did however say, “We hesitated over pulling Bastille Day. We decided to keep it because we haven’t received any complaints.” She went on to talk of Idris Elba’s Bastille Day. Jocelyn said, “The film’s narrative is very different from the attack that happened in Nice, and we’re showing many films with violence of all kinds. If we start pulling violent movies because they show this or that we’re basically giving in.” She went on to say, “We must be strong and keep on living.”
Bastille Day with Idris Elba was already held back from its original release date which was scheduled in February. Unfortunately, Bastille Day was put on hold due to the Paris terrorist attacks that occurred in November. Bastille day did not get released until April in the UK. At this time, it has made $7.3 million worldwide. Timing is everything and the world has been in so much turmoil, that it is extremely sad out world has so much terrorism. It is understandable how Studiocanal pulled the film out of respect and for the safety of the country.
What do you think about Bastille Day with Idris Elba being pulled from French Theaters?