It appears like Rob Zombie’s new film, 31, is staggering in post-production hell because it recently failed two attempts through the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for an R rating. This means Rob and his editor will need to make more cuts in the film to avoid the infamous NC-17 rating. Which also means a bit more delays, and that doesn’t make anyone happy one bit, including the .
Rob said via Facebook,
Well, after two tries through the MPAA our rating on 31 remains NC-17. Maybe three is the charm to get an R rating. Why R you ask? Well, because your local theater will not show an NC-17. Even though you are a fucking adult… things much be censored for your enjoyment.
Apparently, his-set horror film 31 is plagued with too much disturbing stuff to have it played at local theaters.
MPAA’s descriptors for 31,
For sadistic graphic violence, bizarre sexuality / nudity, pervasive disturbing images and some strong language.
At this moment, who knows how much more stuff Rob will need to cut from the film for an R rating, but let’s just hope not too much cutting goes in to ruin his ultimate vision for 31. For those still unfamiliar with this film, 31 features a man-made Hell called the Murder World. It’s a place where five kidnapped people must fight against a gang of evil clowns for 12 hours in a game called 31.
The film is scheduled to premiere on January 23, 2016 at the Sundance Film Festival.