Joe Johnston's The Wolfman Gets an R Rating from the MPAA
Maybe there is at least one smart person working at Universal? SlashFilm is reporting that Joe Johnston's The Wolfman has received an R rating from the MPAA and that Universal is just going to stick with it. The movie was rated R for "bloody horror, violence and gore." Apparently Universal sent them an email bragging about the rating, as they're probably trying to twist their marketing campaign so that it focuses on how gory and intense it is (instead of playing to the PG-13 demographic). I wonder if any of the reshoots had anything to do with making this gorier than it originally was? Anyone have a feeling they initially wanted this PG-13?
Peter from SlashFilm explains it the best: "I would assume that Universal wants everyone to know that they have decided to go with the longer, bloodier, more violent (and from what I’ve heard, better) cut of the film." As we mentioned before, we've heard that the film has been test screening terribly and that Universal is very worried about it. They kicked Danny Elfman off the project then brought in a new batch of editors to try and salvage it. Let's hope this R-rated version is the better cut. I'm looking forward to this, but I'm a bit nervous that its been butchered to hell by now. I guess we'll find out soon enough! Who is planning to see this?