Blade Runner 2049 Has Officially Been Rated R

Posted 2017/08/09 0 0

Director Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 has officially been rated R by the Classification and Rating Administration.


The Motion Picture Association of America recently released a new bulletin from the Classification and Rating Administration, specifying the official ratings on a handful of new releases, one of which happens to be Blade Runner 2049. And devotees of Ridley Scott’s original will be pleased to hear that Denis Villeneuve’s take will also merit an R, for what the CARA describes as “violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language.” Of course, the rating means audiences under the age of 17 will require an accompanying parent or adult guardian in order to see the film. This comes as no surprise as Villeneuve had hinted just a few months ago to Screen Daily that the rating was all but confirmed.

“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,” he said.

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.

Synopsis: "Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto."

An Alcon Entertainment film, Warner Bros. will release Blade Runner 2049 in theaters and IMAX on October 6th, 2017.