BANGKOK — An upcoming Hollywood movie about a military coup in a fictional Southeast Asian nation – filmed in Thailand – has been approved by censors to open next month.
Despite online rumors today that “No Escape” had been banned by the The National Film and Video Censors Board, a member told Khaosod English such reports were false, as the movie was approved for audiences 15 and up on 28 July.
“It is not banned or prevented from being screened in Thailand. It’s just a normal action film,” said the official, who asked not to be identified by name, citing ministerial regulations.
In late 2013, actors Owen Wilson and Pierce Brosnan filmed the movie – then called "The Coup" – in northern Thailand. The movie is about a fictional Southeast Asian nation where the military overthrows civilian rule to stage a coup. Not long after Thailand's nonfictional coup took place, the film's name was changed to "No Escape."