The ongoing rating process for Ridley Scott's PROMETHEUS has been generating some worrying buzz over the last couple of weeks, with Scott himself slamming the MPAA while assuring fans that the version we'll see in theaters will be the director's cut. Well, if that hasn't put you at ease, here's another statement concerning the movie's rating, this time from 20th Century Fox CEO Tom Rothman:
"I can assure the fansóIím very aware of their concernóabsolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way. So if that means that the film is R, then itíll be an R. If itís PG-13, then itíll be a PG-13, but it will not be compromised."
Phew! It's reassuring to know that Fox is behind the director on this one, as it would be very temtping for the studio to press hard for neutering the cut for a PG-13 on such a big profile release. It happened before and I'm glad to hear that's not the case this time.
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In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers. Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
PROMETHEUS stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson and Charlize Theron. The movie arrives in theaters on June 8th.