Universal Pictures' "Oppenheimer" will screen in Japan next year, a local distributor said on Thursday - a launch that had been in doubt amid criticism that the film largely ignores the devastation of the atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The Christopher Nolan-directed biopic about atomic bomb pioneer J. Robert Oppenheimer has grossed over $950 million globally since its July opening.
The film will open in Japan in 2024, distributor Bitters End said in a statement, noting that the movie is "considered a front-runner for various film awards".
It did not give a specific date for the release.
Many Japanese were also offended by a grassroots marketing campaign linking the movie to Barbie another blockbuster that opened around the same time, with fan-produced images of the films' stars alongside images of nuclear blasts.
A #NoBarbenheimer hashtag trended online in Japan in August, prompting an apology from Barbie distributor Warner Bros.
The dropping of atomic bombs by the US on Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end of World War II resulted in more than 200,000 deaths.
Singapore has awarded Taylor Swift a grant to perform in the city-state, government authorities said, acknowledging efforts to persuade the pop star to perform on the island - her only stop in Southeast Asia - and the potential boon to the economy from her concerts.
French star Isabelle Huppert said she was drawn to working with South Korean director Hong Sangsoo for a third time in "A Traveler's Needs," which premiered in Berlin on Monday, because of the uniquely unstructured nature of his work.
"Oppenheimer", a three-hour epic about the making of the atomic bomb in World War II, was the big winner at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, winning the top honours for best film and best director as well as five other awards.
Hollywood stars descend on London on Sunday for the annual BAFTA Film Awards, where US historical drama "Oppenheimer", one of the highest-grossing films of 2023, leads nominations for Britain's top movie honours.
Additional relief supplies for Gaza have been airlifted from Dubai, following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.