Looks Like TERMINATOR: GENISYS Will Get a PG-13 Rating
Hollywood sure does love their PG-13 movies, and it looks like the latest addition to the Terminator franchise is going that route as well. McG's Terminator: Salvation was PG-13, but that sure didn't help make it a better movie. Terminator: Genisys is the start of a whole new trilogy for Paramount Pictures, and I was really hoping they would capture the spirit of the original film and take the R-rated road.
The actor who plays Kyle Reese in the film, Jai Courtney, recently talked about the movie in an interview with The Huffington Post.
"What I can say is that we start in a place we're familiar with from the early films and then, you know, circumstances change. It somewhat shifts the course of events from that point. It's not necessarily a sequel or a reboot. I don't even know how you brand it correctly. We're not remaking one of the early 'Terminator' movies. And it doesn't necessarily carry on from the point where we left off."
The in separate interview with The Arnold Fans, Courtney was asked about the rating of the movie, and if he thought it would be rated R. This was his reply,
"I would love to see it be rated R, but I don't think it will. I think in this day & age, it's much more likely to be PG-13. There were no f-bombs. But there'll be a healthy amount of movie violence."
It's kind of sad to think that we live in a world where studios are scared to make an R-rated Terminator movie. The actor was also asked about shooting the sequels that will follow Terminator: Genisys, and whether Arnold Schwarzenegger would return to those as well. To that he said,
"Hard to imagine a Terminator film without Arnold. I guess we start filming - I think the plan is do the next 2 back to back in 2016."
Courtney is also joined by Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Byung Hun Lee, and Matt Smith in the film. It was directed by Thor: The Dark World‘s Alan Taylor from a screenplay by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The movie is set to hit theaters on July 1st, 2015.