The director of “Constantine” and the future “Constantine 2” Francis Lawrence said that he will shoot the sequel with an eye on an adult audience. The film will receive a rental rating of R, which limits viewing of the picture to viewers under 17 years old.
The director recalled that initially “Konstantin” in 2005 was labeled PG-13, but later the Warner Bros. studio. Agreed to change it to R. At the same time, Francis Lawrence himself considers the first “Konstantin” too “childish” for such a rating, the director admitted in an interview with The Wrap.
Earlier, the director of the 2005 film “Konstantin” Francis Lawrence said that the studio Warner Bros. announced the filming of the sequel after the statement of Keanu Reeves. The actor came to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and said that he would like to play John Constantine again. The audience greeted his words with stormy applause.
After Keanu Reeves’ performance, the sequel to “Constantine” was given the “green light”, Collider reports. The director of the first “Constantine” Francis Lawrence will return to the production of the continuation of the story. At the moment, Warner Bros. there are some difficulties with the rights to the character since they belong to DC.
At the moment, it is unknown who will join Keanu Reeves in the cast of the picture and whether the audience will see the stars of the last part of “Constantine”. The plot of the 2005 film was based on a DC Comics series called «Hellblazer». Some fans of the story were dissatisfied with the external changes of the hero: from a blond man in a beige raincoat on the screen, he turned into a brunette who prefers dark clothes.
“Konstantin” was not a commercial success at the box office, but was highly appreciated by viewers around the world after being released on digital media. One of the producers of the future sequel will be J.J. Abrams.