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Constantine 2 Director Francis Lawrence Promises A 'Real R-Rated' Movie This Time
By JEREMY SMITH
If you're a fan of "Hellblazer" comics, it's time to rejoice because the cynical and chain-smoking John Constantine is returning to the big screen. According to director Francis Lawrence, who delivered a decent PG-13 iteration of the character in 2005's "Constantine," his next go-round with the character won't pull its punches.
According to an interview with The Wrap's Drew Taylor, Lawrence said that he lamented his artistic compromise when he made the original movie because he was contractually obligated to deliver a PG-13 movie. He said he really wanted to make a scarier and more violent R-rated movie and he finally will get his chance.
He added that "The idea is, this time, at least for me, is to really go at it and make a real R-rated Constantine which is, I think, what people always wanted originally, not the PG-13 version that just happens to get an R." At this stage, ideas are still being kicked around, but the big positive is that Keanu Reeves is fully on-board.