We're committed to hard-R for this movie, that's really how we're pitching it.
Interesting points about the amazing ability of heroes to hit and baddies to miss. It's a tough conundrum to be honest, because, if you play it 100% realistic, then if someone gets shot or stabbed, they're fucked. I mean really fucked - which means screaming, rolling around and being "out of action" for the remainder of the movie.
Also - you're crossing over from action to drama if you do it that way. Kinda like "Saving Private Ryan" vs "Rambo", I guess.
But this is a really good point, something that I've not considered before, so I'll have another look at the script for that sort of thing.
Fingers crossed, we'll get the money to make it *lol*
I realise its a bit of a conundrum with any of the heroines getting wounded, but they need not necessarily be "fucked" for the rest of the movie, they might still be able to wield a weapon or hold a gun..... or perhaps they could get wounded nearer the end of the movie so you don't have to spend too much time on drama.
It's just that too many movies make their heros/heroines bullet proof, and therefore greatly diminish any real sense of danger or tension in the movie.
Anyway I really hope you get your funds to make this one.......the very best of luck!