Will the Prometheus we see in theaters be Ridley Scott's Director's Cut?!

Early on during the production of PROMETHEUS director Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox were at ends on what the film will be rated. While the studio wanted a PG-13 take Scott didn't want to be held down by boundaries. Now it looks like we may be getting a Director's Cut. My, my how things change.

A flick as highly anticipated as PROMETHEUS can roll like that. Hell at this point this flick could be rated X and people will still flock to the theaters. Enough of my rambling though, you want to know about this Director's Cut, right? Right. Well you see during a Paris press conference the filmmaker let loose the following:

“The cut that you’re gonna see in cinemas…it’s always the director’s cut, really. I’ve only made a mistake once on cutting a film short — I won’t say what it is right now, because this is not the time — but I removed 17 minutes off a movie, and I didn’t ruin it, but it wasn’t [as effective]. In this instance, you got a pretty good version here, pretty good cut. We’re running at about — I think without the end titles, which normally run about four to five minutes — we’re running one hour, fifty-nine minutes and change. It’s very tight, it’s what it should be.”

Sounds good to me! I've gone and tossed the video from the conference up below so you guys can go ahead and check that out for yourself.

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 lands in theaters on June 8th with a cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson and Charlize Theron (below).

Extra Tidbit: What is the best 'Director's Cut' you've ever seen?
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