Fox Assures Hitman Will Be Rated “R”

October 13, 2007 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Once again, the Internet had us worried there for a minute. After yesterday’s report that Fox would be retooling an “explicitly violent, very bloody cut” of Hitman for the Live Free or Die Hard crowd, Fox has jumped in for some much-appreciated damage control.

Getting in touch with Rope of Silicon, Fox representatives are stating that Hitman “has intense action and will definitely be rated ‘R’.” And Nicholas De Toth, who previously edited Live Free or Die Hard and was reported to be cutting Hitman for a PG-13 rating, is only a consultant, not the film’s lead editor.


Timothy Olyphant and Olga Kurylenko in Hitman. Click the image for hi-res pictures!

Below is the rest of the excerpt from Fox’s email:

“As you can imagine, we are upset to see this inaccuracy about the rating be spread around. We really are putting out an ‘R’ rated movie, which as you may know really limits us/challenges us in alot of ways in our marketing. [Fox] knows that to capture Agent 47’s essence, this film needs to be an ‘R’.

By the way – AVP-R will also be a hard ‘R’ a month after Hitman. It’s not fair to say that Fox waters down/softens all their films for PG-13 ratings…”

Sounds like we hit a nerve with Fox. Check out Hitman, in all his R-rated glory, on November 21st at theaters everywhere.



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