‘The Maze Runner’ classified as 12A in UK

The movie has been reduced by 43 seconds to accomadate wider audience

After having blown all competition out of the water in the US ‘The Maze Runner’ is coming to the UK and has been slashed from a 15 to a 12A classification for UK movie lovers.

The dystopian sci-fi thriller, which is based on James Dashner’s young adult novel, has been reduced by 43 seconds to secure a lower rating and reach a wider audience.

According to the BBFC, The Maze Runner‘s distributor 20th Century Fox “chose to remove or reduce moments of threat, violence and injury in order to achieve a 12A classification”.

“An uncut 15 was available,” the report concludes.

The film’s classification change is similar to that of 2012’s The Hunger Games, which was reduced by 7 seconds in order to get a 12A. A 15-rated uncut version was later released on DVD and Blu-ray.

‘The Maze Runner’ took a whopping $32.5 million at its weekend opening in the US. The film will get its UK release on October 10.

 Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Thomas Brodie-Sangster feature in the cast for the movie. Sequel The Scorch Trials will go into production this year for release in 2015.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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