In the framework of Comic-Con at Home, the virtual and domestic version of the popular convention, Collider has managed to bring together all those responsible for Constantine, the 2005 adaptation based on the DC comics. Warner Bros. ‘version of one of the darkest and most twisted headlines in the comic will be released in 2005 with Keanu Reeves as a great protagonist, Francis Lawrence as director and Akiva Goldsman as a producer. The tape will premiere on 2005, at a time when comic strips had not been monopolized by Marvel and Christopher Nolan’s Batman was still months away from hitting theaters. Those responsible remember how they fought against the study and how they weathered an adaptation that was born with problems.

A cult film that did not have the support of Warner or the viewers

Its premiere was not quite there, but over time, the popularity of Constantine I believed. The director of the film has come to confess that, whenever he does an autograph signing or fans can meet him to talk about his work in sagas like The Hunger Games, the movie that always comes out is Constantine. Reeves during the panel also confessed that something similar happens to him, and that although he is always surrounded by good people and very capable casts, that of the aforementioned film is far above all. As highlighted, in each scene with Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou o Peter Stormare y Tilda Swinton, there was emotion and truth in the filming of the film, and that shows in each frame. And it has merit, well the director himself and the producer fought against all odds to get it ahead without excessive cuts or changes by the studio.

“It cost us a lot. Warner … Well, The study ruled that it had to be a movie recommended for over 13 years due to its large budget.. And of course, they gave us the list of guidelines of what can and cannot be done in a movie PG-13. And believe us, we follow those rules. It was annoying, because it highlights you how many times can you say fuck on screen, the types of nudes, blood and violence what you can show, all those things. When we were selected for MPAA, and I remember hearing that those guys came in for about five minutes and left their notebooks and said that We got a strong R for the tone we had given to the movie. And of course, we did not expect it, “confesses Lawrence, who had to go back and lower the tone of the tape to accommodate the requests of the studio.

The studio was scared when, after shooting the tape for over 13 years with violence control or adult scenes, it was awarded an R rating by the MPAA

“I think it was an overwhelming sense of fear that we experienced at the time. They were scared, from the opening scene to the last, everything was scary and Warner thinks we can’t do anything about it. Basically what we had was a film recommended for those over 13 that really obtained an R rating from the body that is in charge of cataloging it. What screwed me about it all was that while we had made a soft film from the start, we were given a rating we didn’t deserve. For that I would have made a tougher adult movie, in terms of intensity, violence, language and all that sort of thing. We screwed up a bit on that front. And we tried to fight, but obviously we didn’t win that battle, “he concludes.