During the Great Depression, movie studios embraced family-oriented films for the simple reason that they are less risky from an investment perspective. It appears the same holds true at this time, as Hollywood looks to fill recession-hit bank accounts.
“Hollywood fears R-rated movies because they are financially risky...”
In this article from Variety.com, Matt Manfredi and writing partner Phil Hay, who together penned Warner Bros.' upcoming "Clash of the Titans" remake, discuss some of the "Dos and Don'ts" to make sure your movie doesn't get an R -- like choosing to kill monsters instead of people, and using black blood instead of red. The article continues to discuss how studios are viewing the near future of R-rated movies.
Read the complete article: 'Clash' of the PG-13 script