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Ridley Scott Says Theatrical Version Of 'Prometheus' Will Be His Director's Cut, Will Run About 2 Hours

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist April 15, 2012 at 10:54AM

So what do we know about "Prometheus" so far? Well, only as much as Ridley Scott and the cast are willing or able to tell us at this point. We do know that it's about the search for the origin of mankind and our creators -- and things go very, very wrong -- but just what the scope will be, and how that story will play out is tantalizingly still a mystery. So until the movie hits theaters, we'll have to take what we can get. And while Scott hasn't been shy about sharing his frustrations with the MPAA he does say that when "Prometheus" hits theaters, it will be his director's cut.
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Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace, Prometheus

So what do we know about "Prometheus" so far? Well, only as much as Ridley Scott and the cast are willing or able to tell us at this point. We do know that it's about the search for the origin of mankind and our creators -- and things go very, very wrong -- but just what the scope will be, and how that story will play out is tantalizingly still a mystery. So until the movie hits theaters, we'll have to take what we can get. And while Scott hasn't been shy about sharing his frustrations with the MPAA he does say that when "Prometheus" hits theaters, it will be his director's cut.

"The cut that you're gonna see in cinemas…it's always the director's cut, really," Scott recently told assembled press at the Paris press conference for the film. He goes on to explain that while the advent of DVD has allowed directors the opportunity to showcase longer cuts of their movies, he believes that the theatrical version is always the cut that directors intend. But of course, Scott has been one of the biggest enthusiasts of directors' cuts on home video. "Blade Runner" and "Kingdom Of Heaven" in particular got expanded or re-edited, so too did "Legend," so we'll have to see what happens when "Prometheus" exits the multiplex and makes its way to your DVD or BluRay player. 

Scott does admit there is one movie where he felt he had snipped too much, before revealing how long "Prometheus" will run in theaters. "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]," Scott said. "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."

So, with this bit of info, clear your calendar and set aside a couple of hours to see "Prometheus" when it opens on June 8th. You can watch the full press conference below -- he talks about the running time of the film around the 31 minute mark. [via Prometheus Forum]

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