Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp. asked a local movie maker to cut a ghost scene from her new thriller for fear it would scare away passengers, Reuters reported.
The scene cut from "Visible Secret" involved a character dressed as a ghost sitting with other commuters in an MTR train. The "ghost" had her face painted white and her lips bright red for the scene, which lasted three minutes.
The scene was cut after the MTR threatened possible legal action if commuters were spooked. According to Reuters, the demand was in line with an agreement the two parties reached before shooting was allowed to take place on the train.
The movie will be released in Hong Kong on Friday.