Ridley Scott Promises Prometheus Theatrical Release Will be His Director’s Cut

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We were waiting for the official word on just what Prometheus will be rated, and while that hasn’t comes just yet, some other good news has. Read on for the details.

During a Paris press conference (see the video below), Scott exclaimed some truly exciting news …

The cut that you’re gonna see in cinemas…it’s always the director’s cut, really,” Scott exclaimed before chatting up on the film’s run time. “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.

Does that mean it’s an R? Stay tuned.

Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster, will be in theaters on June 8th, 2012.

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 members discover 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.

Ridley Scott Promises Prometheus Theatrical Release Will be His Director's Cut

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  • Sirand

    I hope he’s being honest and not political. We’ll see when the rating comes in.

  • LSD Zombie

    I don’t buy it. Studios love their business model of castrating feature films so that they can bring in a larger age demographic, and then release the version you should have seen onto DVD with an “Unrated Edition” stamp. The likelihood that they’ll do the same for such a high-profile release is very high. Scott is obviously not going to admit that Fox tied his hands either.

  • theGoldenSimatar

    Personally as long at the movie works; story is good, acting good, direction etc…if all the elements fall into place I could care less if its PG13 or R. There’s as many bad R genre pieces as PG13 so I’m not sweating it.

    Though I contest his end credits that “normally run about four to five minutes”…I’m sorry Mr. Scott but there’s been PLENTY of films with 10-15minutes of solid credit crawl.