Ever since the very first trailer for the adaptation of Stephen King’s Classic novel IT went live on Youtube, fans have been itching with anticipation as to which direction director Andrew Muschetti would take the horror tale.
Now, Bloody Disgusting News and New Line Cinema has released that the official MPAA rating of ‘R’. The official classification cites “violence/horror, bloody images, and strong language.”
“It is a rated-R movie. If you’re going to make a ‘Rated-R movie’, you have to fully embrace what it is, and you have to embrace the source material. It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So, of course that’s going to be a rated-R movie. The kids are amazing. You very much get a Stand by Me vibe as far as their camaraderie and the way they joke with each other and that they really care for each other. They do have a scary crown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R.” producer Dan Lin stated in a prior interview with Collider.
Of course, we aren’t surprised with the ‘R’ rating. All of the trailers, posters and clips that have been released for the film have hinted that the film is going to be taking a much darker turn than the original 1990 mini series.
Even with the R rating, that doesn’t necessarily mean we are going to get the full King ‘IT’ experience. With over 1,000 pages, that is a lot of material to cover. Regardless, we know that this film is going to be suspenseful, and terrifyingly fantastic!
Sources: Collider, Bloody Disgusting News