Blade Runner 2049 Officially Gets R-Rating, and Here's Why
Based on the trailer footage we've seen for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049, it wasn't 100% clear whether the film deserves an R-rating or not. Of course, the trailers didn't feature extreme violence or nudity but for those who are worried that the film will be toned down to PG-13 level, worry no longer because the MMPA officially gave the film an R-rating.
According to the MMPA, Blade Runner 2049 is rated-R for "violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language."
This isn't really surprising for fans who hear what director Denis Vileneuve was aiming for. Vileneuve previously told Screen Daily:
“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.”
Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 also stars Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks and Barkhad Abdi. It's set ot release in theaters on October 6.