Producer Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari) and director Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) managed to continue their production on a new take on Stephen King’s Children of the Corn over in Australia despite the pandemic shutting down most productions across the world, and filming wrapped in June. The new film’s cast includes Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kate Moyer (“When Hope Calls”), Callan Mulvey (Avengers: Endgame) and Bruce Spence (The Road Warrior).
Now we learn that the new take of the new adaptation of the material has officially earned an R rating.
With some horror fans discouraged by movies that end up with a PG-13 rating, potentially holding back on the terror, this rating will likely relieve fans who were apprehensive that the story’s intensity would be restrained. The story was originally adapted for a film in 1984 and, while that film’s firsts sequel landed in theaters, all subsequent installments have debuted on video services, the most recent of which being 2018’s Children of the Corn: Runaway.
The new Children of the Corn earns its rating due to “violence and bloody images,” reports FilmRatings.com.
Stephen King’s official website describes the original short story: “Burt and Vicky are traveling through Nebraska on their way to California on a vacation meant to save their failing marriage. After being involved in an accident in which they run over a young boy who ran into the road, they take the body to Gaitlin, a small isolated community nearby. The story centers on their encounters with the strange citizens of Gaitlin and the entity they call ‘He Who Walks Behind the Rows.’”