‘PROMETHEUS’ Should Be Rated R According To Ridley Scott. Also! NEW IMAGES.
For someone who is totally tit-tweakingly jazzed for The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers, all I can see to think about lately is Prometheus. The Hype Machine has been slowly rolling out new information and pictures, and as all the contents continue to pull up on themselves, the jimmy of mine continues to glisten more and more. Here’s some Ridley Scott talkin’ ratings action, plus an assemblage of scans.
You might remember that, last year at Comic Con, Scott said that he planned to create PG-13 and R-rated cuts of the film, as he does for most of his films, and let the studio decide which to release. He’s still in the middle of that process, and nothing has been submitted to the MPAA as yet. The new statements from Scott (which, given Empire’s lead time, could actually be a couple months old now) indicate that there is still a last decision to be made about the final rating. But he clearly favors the R.
Here’s what Scott said to Empire,
Right now I don’t know where we are. The question is, do you go for the PG-13, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Financially it makes quite a difference, or the risk makes quite a difference, and yet you also have to apply the question – if you soften it, will you financially suffer? As opposed to just going for the throat and gambling. Essentially, it’s kinda R. The little bastards will still get in anyway, so what’s the difference? It’s not just about blood, it’s about ideas that are very stressful. I’m not an idiot, but I’ll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can.
I dig how candid Scott is when he is addressing the situation. Certainly the factors playing into the two ratings are obvious to any jabroni who isn’t new to…what, thinking about Hollywood or some shit? It’s just refreshing to hear it from the director’s mouth. Here’s hoping he gets the cut he wants, or else we’ll have to wait until the DVD release for the true version of this Scott film like all the others.