Blumhouse and director Sophia Takal’s remake of Bob Clark’s Christmas slasher classic Black Christmas will be hitting a theater near you – you guessed it – this Christmas.
And today we have word via the MPAA that the remake has snagged a PG-13 rating for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material, and drinking.
Now if it weren’t for the fact that I liked Takal’s Always Shine so much, this news would have been the last straw to turn me away from this remake. But even with this PG-13 attached, with Takal at the helm, I’m still excited to check out this Black Christmas.
This new remake centers on Hawthorne College which is quieting down for the holidays. Then wouldn’t you just know it, one by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by a stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they fight back.
Directed by Sophia Takal (New Year, New You) from a screenplay she co-wrote along with April Wolfe based on the original film by A. Roy Moore, this version of Black Christmas is produced by Jason Blum, Ben Cosgrove, and Adam Hendricks.
It stars Imogen Poots, Lily Donoghue, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany, O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Simon Mead, and Cary Elwes. Universal Pictures will unleash the Blumhouse Production on December 13, 2019 – coinciding with Friday the 13th.