LOS ANGELES -- Details remain sparse, but Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" is expected to be back in China's theaters soon, after some further editing.
One person who was briefed on plans for the film said late Friday that it would undergo additional cuts to qualify it for the Chinese film market, following some slight earlier changes to its presentation of bloodshed. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the plans because of confidentiality strictures.
It remains unclear precisely when or how widely the film will eventually be seen in China.
On Thursday the movie was abruptly pulled from Chinese theaters on its first day of release, with little explanation. Moviegoers were told only that there was a technical problem with the film.
The decision to pull the movie at the last minute was surprising, considering the careful review process that international films undergo before they are cleared for release by Chinese censors.
The exact nature of the problem is not clear, though speculation in China and Hollywood has focused heavily on the film's portrayal of nudity. Its longest scene with nudity is one in which a naked Django, played by Jamie Foxx, is tied up and about to be castrated. There is also a shorter scene in which a female character played by Kerry Washington is dragged naked from an underground chamber.
Mr. Tarantino's films are known for their graphic violence, and news outlets and film blogs have widely reported that he had made revisions that included altering the color of the fake blood.
American studios have been eager to tap into China's vast film market, now the second-largest in the world behind the United States. But they have become accustomed to, and occasionally frustrated by, the demands for revisions by Chinese censors as a condition for a film's release.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.