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Yes, the MPAA has indeed given Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ an R-rating

Where is the “pretends to be shocked” GIF when you need it?

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner, appropriately titled Blade Runner 2049, will open in theaters in just two months time, and now we’ve finally learned the Motion Picture Association of America has rated the upcoming film starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

According to a bulletin posted by the MPAA earlier today, Blade Runner 2049 has been given an R-rating for what is described as “violence, some sexuality, nudity, and language,” which shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise to fans of the original considering that it was also given the same rating in 1982.

While the Blade Runner sequel has been shrouded in secrecy since it first entered development at Alcon Entertainment in 2011, we do know that it takes place thirty years after the events of the original and follows a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), as he unearths a long-buried secret that has the power to plunge what’s left of society into complete and utter chaos, which ultimately leads him to cross paths with former blade runner Rick Deckard (Ford).

Villeneuve has enlisted top-tier talent to help him bring Blade Runner 2049 to life including legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who we recently learned will be getting a helping hand from Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. In other words, even if this film doesn’t turn out to be that great, at least it will look and sound pretty fucking nice.

Blade Runner 2049 hits theaters on October 6, 2017.

Written by Matt Casillas

Matt Casillas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Silver Screen Beat. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and can usually be found scrolling through Twitter while attempting to get over an extreme case of writer's block.

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