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​Logan Paul's YouTube Film Gets The Go-Ahead Again

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​Logan Paul's YouTube Film Gets The Go-Ahead Again

YouTube has decided to move forward with the previously-shelved Logan Paul flick, The Thinning: New World Order.

The film is the sequel to The Thinning, YouTube Premium's 2016 dystopian thriller that Paul also starred in, but it was put on hold in the wake of his controversial 'suicide forest' video.

In the widely-criticised video, the YouTuber visited Aokigahara, a dense area at the foot of Mt Fuji where many people go to take their own lives. While there have been a few documentaries on the subject, Paul's video included footage of a dead body.

While swear words were reportedly censored from the footage so as not to offend viewers, the dead body was clearly visible.

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Credit: YouTube/Logan Paul
Credit: YouTube/Logan Paul

Paul issued an apology, but YouTube soon cut business ties with the vlogger - also announcing that he would not be involved in the fourth season of the comedy series Foursome, another project he had been working on.

But fast forward to today, and it seems like Paul has managed to get back into the world's good books, having recently enjoyed the limelight as part of his fight with fellow YouTuber KSI. That all ended in a pretty disappointing draw, but it certainly helped push the controversy of earlier in the year further into the recesses of their mind.

The fight ended in the pair announcing that they will have a rematch with KSI saying he 'didn't care where it was' but they would do it again.

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But now Paul's also been given the go ahead for The Thinning: New World Order, which is available to watch now.

According to ComicBook.com, there hadn't been any official update about the film until the trailer appeared on Paul's YouTube channel. He also shared it on Twitter, writing 'Surprise'.

The movie was then made available to YouTube Premium subscribers on Wednesday.

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A spokesperson for YouTube said that they had wanted to give the film the go-ahead partly due to other members of the cast and crew.

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"The entire cast and crew worked extremely hard to complete this film last year," the spokesperson said.

"In fairness to all of them and the fans who have been asking for the sequel, we decided to release The Thinning: New World Order."

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ComicBook.com also reports that the folk at YouTube now believe Paul is in good standing with the platform's policies.

Directed by Michael Gallagher, who wrote the script with Steve Greene, the film also stars Peyton List, Lia Marie Johnson and Calum Worthy.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube

Topics: Entertainment, Logan Paul, Celebrity, TV and Film, YouTube

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