‘31’ gets official R-rating for Spring release; Director Rob Zombie to unveil uncut version
Jan 13, 2016 05:54 PM EST
'31' is an upcoming slasher film directed by Rob Zombie. The musician-turned-filmmaker is set to release his film's uncut version through DVD. His new project has been officially given the R-rating after three attempts with the MPAA.
According to Blabbermouth.net, write-director Rob Zombie will release the uncut version of his independent horror flick through DVD. He also unveiled the film's official poster ahead of its scheduled premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month. He also revealed the title of his newest studio release, 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser', to debut some time in spring.
Zombie presented the edited version to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) thrice to which it was given an NC-17 rating before it finally received the R-rating. It was trimmed down to comply with the MPAA's strict guidelines. According to Loudwire, this will be Zombie's eighth full-feature film.
The musician-turned-filmmaker rose to fame as the founding member of the band White Zombies back in the 1980s. He also released comic books as well appeared in several films such as 1994's 'Airheads', 2003's 'Justice League Unlimited', 2006's 'Slither', 2010's 'Super' and 2014's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. He directed several horror films during his career including 'House of 10000 Corpses', 'The Devil's Rejects', 'Halloween II', 'The Lords of Salem' and took part in 'Grindhouse' with Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth and Robert Rodriguez.
According to Metal Injection, Zombie ran into some trouble while trying to attain his coveted R-rating. The crowd-funded independent film was deemed too gory for industry standards it seemed. '31' followed the story of five carnival workers held hostage in a terrifying place called Murder World to which they had to fight to stay alive for 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.
'31' is an upcoming horror film directed by Rob Zombie. It is scheduled to be released on January 23, 2016. It stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips and Meg Foster.