“Blade Runner 2049” Scores An R Rating

The MPAA has handed out an R-rating to Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049”. The project has been listed as rated R for “violence, some sexuality, nudity & language”.

The announcement comes as little surprise as Villeneuve had hinted that it is what he was aiming for. He told Screen International a few months back: “My producers are finding it fun to remind me that it will be one of the most expensive R-rated independent feature films ever made.”

The original “Blade Runner” came out in 1982, before PG-13 was installed as a rating. With the exception of brief moments of violence and nudity, the film could pass for a PG-13 were it to be rated it today.

“Blade Runner 2049” will be released on October 6th.

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