20th Century Fox Says Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Officially Rated R
Briefly: Earlier today, a user on IMDb was so excited for Ridley Scott's summer sci-fi film Prometheus, that he'd already picked up his IMAX ticket. Collider felt this was newsworthy because it was noted on the purchased ticket that the film was apparently given an R-rating. There has been some debate about whether Scott's film would indeed be going for restricted audiences, but we weren't sure that this was official. Thankfully, 20th Century Fox has followed up to confirm that Prometheus is rated R for "sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language." This is good news for everyone 17 and older!
It's honestly wonderful to hear that they didn't force a PG-13 rating on Ridley Scott, which means this will be his true return to sci-fi form we've all been waiting for. Fox CEO Tom Rothman previously said, "I can assure the fans—absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way," and that was back when a PG-13 rating was a possibility. It would've been interesting if Scott made the film he intended and still got a PG-13 rating, but it's obviously a little too dark and violent for the younger crowd, and I'm glad they won't cut anything to avoid the R rating. For your pleasure, here's the second trailer again:
Prometheus is directed by legendary Oscar nominated filmmaker Ridley Scott, who started it all with Alien and Blade Runner, also directing Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Body of Lies and Robin Hood most recently. The screenplay was originally written by Jon Spaihts (The Darkest Hour), then updated by Damon Lindelof of "Lost" and Cowboys & Aliens, Star Trek 2. Fox has Prometheus set to hit theaters in 3D starting June 8th this summer. Visit Weyland Corp.