Apparently, the earlier story about the faced by "" in China isn't 100% true. Putting an end to the speculation, Universal Pictures overseas as well as director Rob Cohen denied any problem on getting the rights to release the action fantasy movie in China.
Explaining on the condition, Bill Kong, producer and Universal's distributor in Hong Kong and China noted that the film has gotten its release permit stating, "We now have a certificate giving us permission to release the film in China and outside." He further revealed that the changes demanded by China's censors were minor so that it cannot be considered to be a cut. On the stronger tone over the matter, Cohen claimed that the story is not true. As quoted by Shock Till You Drop, he said, "We called Variety to clear this up, but they never took down the story."