MOVIE NEWS – Paramount studio executives are worried about the movie Babylon. Even though it’s more than three hours long if it’s presented according to the director’s ideas, it’s more than worthy of the strictest age classification, i.e. it can be rated NC-17, which means people can only view it over 18.
Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt, and a dozen big stars, the production presents the golden age of Hollywood with all its decadence. The source of the World of Reel film portal has already seen the film and says that the half-hour opening scene depicts such an orgy that Fellini’s Satyricon – which depicts the debaucheries of the high morals of ancient Rome in a naturalistic way – is a kindergarten matinee. It seems that the Oscar winner Damien Chazelle wanted to create a large-scale masterpiece, which according to insiders, he succeeded; the only question is how it will become a big financial success with the strictest age classification.
Chazelle and Paramount are now reportedly debating whether to release the original version during the fall festival season. The studio is afraid that if everyone freaks out and rages about it all the way to the Oscars, it could cast an ominous shadow on the future of the film. If you manage to convince Chazelle to cut the film, there is no reason to worry, but the director is not on the ropes yet.
(Babylon – domestic release: January 19, 2023.)
Source: UIP Dunafilm