“The Mummy” receives PG-13 rating!
In a move that surprised no one, Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy has received a PG-13 rating from the MPAA. The Mummy is rated PG-13 for “violence, action and scary images, and for some suggestive content and partial nudity.”
The past Mummy trilogy for Universal was rated PG-13 for similar reasons. Stephen Sommers’ 1999 film was rated PG-13 for “pervasive adventure violence and partial nudity.” However, the original 1932 Mummy was an American, pre-code horror film.
Based on everything we’ve seen so far, the PG-13 rating looks quite suitable for the upcoming Universal Monsters film. While violence and action are a given, it should be reassuring to some that “scary images” is one of the listed reasons for its PG-13 rating. While The Mummy isn’t a straight horror film, one could argue that the original wasn’t, as well. Yet, this current incarnation of the Universal Monsters will be a scary, monster movie (key word on monster movie).
In unrelated news, we are told from one of our sources that the film will have a runtime of 2 hours and fans could expect ticket pre-sales to open shortly.
With just about a month left until The Mummy opens in theaters, what are your thoughts on the PG-13 rating?
As always, stay tuned to Universal Monsters Universe for the latest on The Mummy and the Universal Monsters Universe of films.
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts, Dylan Kussman, and Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, Courtney B. Vance, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella. The film opens June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)