CHILDREN OF THE CORN Remake Rated R for Violence & Bloody Images

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Director Kurt Wimmer’s (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) remake of Stephen King’s Children of the Corn has been slapped with an R-rating for “violence and bloody images.”

The remake has “almost nothing to do with” director Fritz Kiersch’s 1984 movie but is based on the same short story, and will center on the events leading up to, and including, the massacre of the adults of a small town in Nebraska by their children, after the adults’ irresponsibility ruins the crop and the children’s future.

Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari), Doug Barry, and John Baldecchi produce. Wimmer, Mathieu Bonzon, Donald P. Borchers, Pascal Borno, John Fragomeni, Brian LaRoda, Keri Nakamoto, Andre Gaines, and Sean Harner are executive producing.

The original film begins as physician Burt Stanton (Peter Horton) and his girlfriend, Vicky (Linda Hamilton), drive across the Midwest, their trip comes to a sudden halt when they encounter the body of a murdered boy in the road. In trying to contact the authorities, Burt and Vicky wander into a small town populated only by children, followers of sinister young preacher Isaac (John Franklin). Soon the couple is fleeing the youthful fanatics, who want to sacrifice them to their demonic deity.

The film sports a 35% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Children of the Corn’s strong premise and beginning gets shucked away for a kiddie thriller that runs in circles.

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