Kite Runner Release Delayed

The release of “The Kite Runner” has been delayed six weeks because of fears for the safety of three of the movie’s Afghan child actors says Paramount Vantage according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the film, based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini, the story’s 12-year-old main character witnesses the rape of his friend but does nothing to stop it.

“The Kite Runner,” originally scheduled to come out November 2nd, will now be released December 14th while the three boys — Zekiria Ebrahimi, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada and Ali Danish Bakhty Ari — are removed from Kabul.

It’s feared that when the film is released, pirated DVDs could spread in Kabul, where those culturally offended could react violently to seeing such a rape scene.