Seth Rogen has had his say on Sony’s plans to re-release “clean” versions of their naughtier comedies – and it’s safe to say he is NOT having it.
Although we aren’t either, to be honest.
His comments follow the news that Sony is aiming to revolutionise movie nights by revamping some of their less family-friendly titles into “Clean Versions”. No, we’re not joking.
And we get the impression that Seth wishes we were, as he took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the idea. “Holy shit please don’t do this to our movies,” he wrote. “Thanks.”
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Luckily for Seth, none of the 24 movies lined up for the editing suite are titles he’s starred in, although the actor has made a number of films with the studio.
The “Clean Version” project will launch with the likes of Big Daddy, 50 First Dates, Step Brothers, all of the Spider-Man films and the more serious Captain Phillips and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
The initiative plans to edit scenes featuring graphic violence, offensive language, innuendo and general “adult content”, in a similar way to TV and airline versions of films.
Of their controversial new plans, Sony’s home entertainment group has justified their decision as a move that gives people the chance “to watch their favourite films together” (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“Films of all ratings can be adapted as Clean Versions; however, the extent of such adaptation can vary,” they said.
Don’t tell Seth, but we are kind of interested to see how a “clean” Sausage Party would work out…
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