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JimmyO asks Sir Ridley Scott if Prometheus will have a Director's Cut!

Jun. 4, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg
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Our very own JimmyO was across the pond in London this past weekend discovering all things PROMETHEUS (read his interview with writer Damon Lindelof here), and while there he took the opportunity to ask director Sir Ridley Scott himself whether there would be a Director's Cut of the film.   Scott is famous not only for including a director's cut on DVD but for often having that Director's Cut be loads better than the version released in cinemas, and here's what he shared in response to JimmyO's question:

"No, I think this is a good length. But that said, I think that now the fashion of actually putting out a couple of discs is here to stay, which will comfort you on all other kinds of conversation about how the movie was made. All you’ll really do is see extended scenes in the menu. Other than that I think this is a pretty good length, the dynamics of this are about right."

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So there it is - seems Scott will include plenty of "making of" and "behind the scenes" sorts of features, and a slightly expanded cut of the film featuring a few extended scenes, but nothing that is a dramatic difference from the way the film currently stands.  That being said, even without a Director's Cut coming there may be something else to hope for, if the info buried in JimmyO's advice for your viewing of PROMETHEUS is any indication:

"...by expanding the universe that he so brilliantly brought to us back in 1979 with the original film, we could expect a variety of new stories to follow if PROMETHEUS does well at the box office. If you are not familiar with the story, I’d advise you to keep it that way. However you can safely go into it knowing that you are seeing the film that Sir Ridley Scott wants you to see."  Sounds good to me!

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Extra Tidbit: For those who have already seen PROMETHEUS, is there a way you can share with us (without spoilers) whether you think Scott's film should actually have a Director's Cut after all?
Source: JoBlo.com

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3:28PM on 06/04/2012
I have just seen this movie yesterday, here in the Netherlands. It is by far one of the best science fiction movies out there, everything is top notch, directing, acting, the 3D wasn't interesting, i would have rather seen it in 2D. Afther seeing the movie there are a lot of questions, but still Ridley Scott does something only a few director's can do, he keeps you on the edge of youre seat ;)
I have just seen this movie yesterday, here in the Netherlands. It is by far one of the best science fiction movies out there, everything is top notch, directing, acting, the 3D wasn't interesting, i would have rather seen it in 2D. Afther seeing the movie there are a lot of questions, but still Ridley Scott does something only a few director's can do, he keeps you on the edge of youre seat ;)
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1:41PM on 06/04/2012

wouldn't write off a DC just yet

I mean really, what kind of director (or anyone attached to the movie) would say in an interview a few days before the movie will be released that 'yeah I want to do a directors cut' that is just not a vote of confidence for the movie that'll be in the theatre in a couple days and in other words -- bad press. Ridley seems to be one of the most director's cut friendly guys out there so I wouldn't write off a DC just yet, at least somewhere down the line. Who knows if it'll be a year, two years
I mean really, what kind of director (or anyone attached to the movie) would say in an interview a few days before the movie will be released that 'yeah I want to do a directors cut' that is just not a vote of confidence for the movie that'll be in the theatre in a couple days and in other words -- bad press. Ridley seems to be one of the most director's cut friendly guys out there so I wouldn't write off a DC just yet, at least somewhere down the line. Who knows if it'll be a year, two years or more -- but I wouldn't count it off just yet.
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11:16AM on 06/04/2012
I've seen Prometheus. The film REQUIRES a director's cut to make any sense. Or the writing was not that good to begin with.
I've seen Prometheus. The film REQUIRES a director's cut to make any sense. Or the writing was not that good to begin with.
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8:15AM on 06/04/2012

I agree, rather see a sequel then a DC

They're a lot of things left open at the end but you get the feeling it's not because of scenes left out but of decisions they made writing the script. I'm interested to see a second one because although I did enjoy it, it left me wanted more, like a pilot does for a TV show.
They're a lot of things left open at the end but you get the feeling it's not because of scenes left out but of decisions they made writing the script. I'm interested to see a second one because although I did enjoy it, it left me wanted more, like a pilot does for a TV show.
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8:01AM on 06/04/2012
I guess the "should" of a Director's Cut is always gonna come down to what Ridley Scott thinks - if he's happy with it then he's happy with it. I don't know if much expansion would really benefit the film - where would you go? More back story on Theron and Pearce's characters?
Personally I don't know if it needs a director's cut, but I'd still be interested in a sequel. There's a ton of stuff they could explore.
I guess the "should" of a Director's Cut is always gonna come down to what Ridley Scott thinks - if he's happy with it then he's happy with it. I don't know if much expansion would really benefit the film - where would you go? More back story on Theron and Pearce's characters?
Personally I don't know if it needs a director's cut, but I'd still be interested in a sequel. There's a ton of stuff they could explore.
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