The MPAA has officially given James Wan’s new horror film, Malignant, an R-rating.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the rating was given for “STRONG HORROR VIOLENCE, GRUESOME IMAGES, AND FOR LANGUAGE.” Malignant is slated for release on HBO Max sometime later this year, though no official date has been set at this time. The film was previously scheduled for release in theaters in August 2020, but was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
The film’s plot is being kept under wraps but we do know that it is based on a story co-written by Wan and his fiance Ingrid Bisu (The Nun) with a screenplay by Akela Cooper (Hell Fest).
Malignant stars Annabelle Wallis (Annabelle), Maddie Hasson (Impulse), George Young (Containment), Jake Abel (Supernatural), Michole Briana White (Spell), and Makenna Grace (Annabelle Comes Home). Bisu is also set to appear in the film.
The rating comes as little surprise. When Wan decides to go hard, his films can be quite brutal, especially thinking back to the first Saw film, and Malignant supposedly comes with a giallo-esque plot and style.
All eyes will be watching for a trailer which will undoubtedly follow now that the rating has been released. iHorror will keep you posted on all the news about the project as it becomes available.
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