The X-Men/Fox universe was set to be in full swing this year, with three releases originally slated with a 2018 release date. That isn’t the case no more as Josh Boone’s New Mutants film, a horror film based in the X-Men universe, has been delayed from its original April 2018 release date to a newly announced February 22, 2019 release date. Director Josh Boone has recently spoken about this, especially about what to expect in terms of content and the films’ rating.
In a recent interview with Empire, the director spoke about the films’ rating, as well as the challenges he faced and what we can expect in the film. As for the films’ rating, Boone said:
“This movie is probably the hardest PG-13 ever made. I mean, we’ve pushed it. The horror is pretty dark, but there’s also an emotional core, too. If I can scare you and make you cry: that’s the goal.”
Boone just doesn’t want to scare the audience, he wants audiences to really attach themselves emotionally to the characters/story. He also went on to talk about how we shouldn’t expect the mutants to suit up in this film, saying:
“There are no costumes. That alone makes it different. They can’t be with the other kids at the X-Mansion. They’re too f***ed up. They’ve all killed people, whether intentionally or unintentionally.”
If we take what Boone just said, then it’s no secret why it has been such a challenge to keep the film in the PG-13 rating. The film is going with a real dark approach and it should be interesting to see if the film will succeed with this tone while sticking to its rating.
SOURCE: Empire (via SlashFilm)
New Mutants is set to release in theaters February 22, 2019.
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