You’d think bad news would be done from Sony after their infamous hack but now it seems that Sony of Japan has decided to massively change ‘Chappie‘ without the director’s input. How much of a change are we looking at? Well in the United States it had an R rating while the Japanese release has been changed enough to be PG-12 which is clearly much more family friendly as it has been approved for 12 year-olds.

The fun part is right where they claim that the director approved the changes ass seen below:

So the director approved of the changes? Well that doesn’t seem to be the case with a tweet that Neill Blomkamp who actually did direct the film made on Twitter.

So it looks like Sony may indeed be lying about these edits being approved by Blomkamp after all. I suppose Japanese audiences will be able to find out when the film is released on May 23rd though until that time we won’t really know what, if anything, what Sony Pictures has changed in the film. I, for one, can’t imagine what kind of an edit would make the film be thought of as a PG-12 (or PG-13 in the United States) without cutting so much that it wouldn’t even feel like the same movie.

Do you think that ‘Chappie’ is a film that can be cut from what was released to something that could be considered family friendly? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Kotaku