A Quiet Place II
20th Century Studios long-delayed X-Men film The New Mutants and Paramount’s horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II have now both officially received PG-13 ratings.
Collider reports that the MPAA has given A Quiet Place II a PG-13 rating, citing –
“terror, violence and bloody/disturbing images.”
That sounds like a tiny step up from just the “terror and some bloody images” that earned the first film the same rating, but Paramount and writer/director John Krasinski were clearly not interested in losing out on this film’s possible audience by bumping this up to an R rating.
Here’s the synopsis:
“Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and a baby) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”
The New Mutants
Meanwhile, the much delayed The New Mutants has also received a PG-13 rating:
It's coming. For reals this time.
Fox's THE NEW MUTANTS has been rated PG-13: violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material…all involving people that were teens when this was filmed, but are now adults.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) March 4, 2020
Fox’s The New Mutants has been rated PG-13: violent content, some disturbing/bloody images, some strong language, thematic elements and suggestive material.
Director Josh Boone had previously pointed out that they were never aiming for an R rating in the first place. 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 says the version of the movie that’s coming to theaters will be his original cut.
A Quiet Place Part II is currently scheduled to open on March 20th, 2020, and The New Mutants is slated to finally arrive on April 3rd, 2020. But with the new Bond film No Time To Die announcing the delay of its theatrical release due to the coronavirus, will these movies (and any other would-be blockbusters coming up) end up in the same boat?