'The Expendables 2' starring Sylvester Stallone and John Travolta, will be partly shot in China due to a distribution deal with the country.
Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables 2' is to be partly shot in China.
The 'Rocky' actor - who starred in and directed the first instalment of the action movie - and his financier Nu Image are looking to partner with a Chinese distributor and have reportedly agreed to shoot scenes in the Communist nation.
Now, the studio believes it could generate extra cash by shooting in the country.
However, Trevor Short, chief financial officer of Nu Image, confirmed the shooting would not result in a negative view of China.
Asked what government censors look for when deciding if a film can show in the country, he said: "It can't be detrimental to China."
He also revealed a Chinese co-production deal for 'Conan the Barbarian' was turned down because of its fantasy elements.
He said: "They seem to have a problem with mysticism and fantasy."
The announcement comes after recent confirmation Donnie Yen - a huge star in China - has been offered a "tailor made" part in the movie.
The Simon West-directed 'The Expendables 2' is due in cinemas in August 2012.