With The New Mutants, Fox is set to spin things off in a completely different direction. Rather than make it something of a YA X-Men franchise (which is how the film was originally pitched to audiences), it’s turned into a full-on horror show. The first trailer held nothing back, and while some worried it would turn into a generic horror film, it was still pretty unique in the overall landscape.
However, if there’s anything that can tank confidence in a film, it’s a delay, and The New Mutants was pushed back from April 13 of this year to February 22, 2019 of next year — more than 10 months! Should we be worried? Speaking with Collider, star Maisie Williams gave her two cents on the matter.
“We finished in September and they were going to release in April and there’s — it’s a mutant film, there’s a lot of effects. There’s a lot of work that goes into the movie. They really make the movie after we finish shooting, so there was always kind of a bit nervous, really. I know how long this sort of thing takes on Game of Thrones and I know the work that they want to put in is — it’s a huge job. Actually, I think it’s for the better. I think it’s good that we’ve got more time. We’re not so strapped and up against it.”
So does that mean they don’t plan on going back and doing reshoots? Okay, that’d be unrealistic. Of course, they’ll be doing reshoots. But with this comment, it almost makes it sound like Williams is almost wholly concerned about the VFX, which is interesting.
But what will they be doing with this extra time? Rumor has it that they’re working to make it scarier. On that front, Williams seems to think that it’s plenty scary, especially for the rating they’re going for.
“Well, it was always bizarre to me when we were shooting — when were shooting it was frightening and the scenes that we were doing were supposed to be like PG-13. I was always like are we going to get away with this? It was really scary. I feel like all of the suspense and horror has always been there, it’s just nice to have a little bit more leeway in the editing and make it as scary as it deserves to be.”
Well, I guess we’re kind of back to square one, then. Perhaps the changes needed to be made go deeper.
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