New Issue of Empire Magazine Provides More Images from PROMETHEUS; Ridley Scott Says Film Should Be Rated R

     March 28, 2012


Prometheus is continuing its full-scale marketing push even though the film doesn’t open for over two months.  After several trailers and TV spots, Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi horror film is the cover story in the latest issue of Empire magazine.  The story provides new images from the movie along with details on the plot and characters.  Reading these details is the tipping point for me, and I’m going to try and keep myself in the dark as much as possible on this movie.  I know that it involves scientists and astronauts seeking out an ancient extraterrestrial race, and then bad things happen.  Good enough for me.

Hit the jump to check out the magazine scans, which contain info on the plot and characters, and to read Scott’s comments on the rating of the film.  The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize TheronPrometheus opens in 3D on June 8th.

[Adam here. In addition to the scans, Scott also talked a bit about the rating of the film. As you know, Alien was rated R. There's really not a ton of graphic violence in the movie, but there are more than a few "fucks" and the violence that does happen is done in a pretty terrifying way. Scott was asked by Empire about the rating and he responded thusly:

"The question is, do you go for the PG-13, [which] financially makes quite a difference, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Essentially, it’s kinda R… It’s not just about the blood, it’s about ideas that are very stressful. I’m not an idiot, but I’ll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can.”

Scott realizes that, in a perfect world, he’d be able to put a big fat “R” on Prometheus no questions asked, but given the extensive budget and the ever-important box office potential, that rating doesn’t seem likely. Nothing’s been submitted to the MPAA yet, and Scott said at Comic-Con that he always makes both a PG-13 and an R version of the film so that he and the studio can look at both and make a final decision. I’d be more than happy to see Fox release this as R, but in my gut I know that’s probably not likely. If they do go PG-13, it’d be great if Scott could put the R version on the DVD/Blu-ray.]

To see more images from Prometheus, pick up the latest issue of Empire.



Here’s the official synopsis for Prometheus:

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.

  • Moffey

    …anyone else think the main image looks like Christian Bale?!!!

    • Dannyboy3030

      I kept saying “I don’t think Christian Bale is in this flick.”

      • mee

        that other guy looks like tom hardy too. its weirdin me out. what if this was secretly the sci fi brethren of the dark knight rises?

  • JS

    Charlize looks like BOSS with that (what I can only assume is a ) flamethrower thing!

    Love the space suits, I was sceptical after that first leaked magazine image months ago where all the heads looked photoshopped on…but they look incredible.

    The trailers are truly terrifying!

    I’m sold! Spoil me no more until release night!

  • oaktreeradar

    I have prometheus fever

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  • Jan Sulu

    Take my money already! Take it !

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  • steel s

    big things have small beginings..

    • Jazzy Jace

      Notably Fassbender’s dong from Shame.

  • Fred lankey

    in this digital age, why not just release an R and a pg-13 at the same time- all they will have to do is send a different Harddrive with each version-

    if the R makes more than the pg-13, it may answer a lot of marketing questions…

    • Timothy

      It’s actually not that simple. Before they distribute it, they have process both theatrical and Imax versions. Essentially they’d have to distribute 4 movies. Which would be ridiculous. Even if it were simple, the theaters would buy the PG 13 version anyways.

  • TheHOYT

    Pleeeease no PG-13! Do not neuter this flick!

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