Air Strike, a film including Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, is no longer released. Director Xiao Feng called the movie on the Chinese social medium Weibo “smeared” because of the tax evasion scandal in which the Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is involved and wrote on Wednesday that “it was time to let go”.

This is reported by several American media, including The Wrap. The film was originally released on August 17, but the release was postponed by the controversy to October 26 and is now completely out of the question.

Air Strike was produced by Mel Gibson, takes place during the Second World War and tells the story of the Japanese bombing of Chongqing, temporarily the Chinese capital in the war.

Bingbing, the best-paid actress in China and known for her role in the X-Men movies, disappeared in July. After it became known that she gets a high fine for tax evasion, she resurfaced in October with a public apology on Weibo.

The actress is ordered to pay 884 million yuan, converted over 110 million euros.