Sorry Kids, ‘Prometheus’ Is Rated R
Ridley Scott’s 1979 film “Alien” received an R-rating. Following suit, the prequel “Prometheus” will receive the same rating from the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America.) Scott himself previously said the film should be rated R and told audiences that the film we see come June will be his director’s cut. 20th Century Fox CEO Tom Rothman proclaimed, at last month’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, that audiences won’t be seeing a neutered version of “Prometheus:”
“I can assure the fans—I’m very aware of their concern—absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way. So if that means that the film is R, then it’ll be an R. If it’s PG-13, then it’ll be a PG-13, but it will not be compromised.”
The MPAA has given “Prometheus” an R-rating due to “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.”
As further proof, here is an image of an advanced ticket for the film. Notice the R-rating clearly displayed in the middle.
The real question is, will an R-rating help “Prometheus” at the box office or risk its financial chances by narrowing the age group of its audience?
“Prometheus” will be presented in 3D and opens in theaters on June 8th, and stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender as the android David, Logan Marshall-Green, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, Patrick Wilson, Rafe Spall, Emun Elliott, Benedict Wong, Vladimir “Furdo” Furdik, and James Embree. Ridley Scott directs this highly anticipated sci-fi/horror epic from the screenplay written by Jon Spaihts, which was revised by “Lost’s” Damon Lindelof.
Source: Nuke the Fridge