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'Prometheus' Is Officially Rated R; New TV Spot Shows Off Bits Of New Footage

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 7, 2012 at 2:28PM

After much speculation and discussion, it looks like Fox honcho Tom Rothman has stayed true to his word that Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" "will not be compromised" -- it will be rated R.
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Noomi Rapace, Behind The Scenes, Prometheus

After much speculation and discussion, it looks like Fox honcho Tom Rothman has stayed true to his word that Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" "will not be compromised" -- it will be rated R.

The confirmation comes of the heels of a flurry of reports this morning of advance tickets bearing an R rating on them, and Collider has confirmed with the studio that film will indeed be R for “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” Hooray for artistic freedom, but this decision will be watched very closely. While there is no budget figure out just yet, there is no doubt this a hugely expensive picture, and one with a far more limited audience that something like "The Avengers." Can the movie bring in the business it needs to make this endeavor profitable? Can Fox break the movie out of the geek box and make it appealing to mainstream audiences? They've got one month left to go on the marketing campaign to make it happen. We suggest a campaign for Taco Bell led by Michael Fassbender's David.

Anyway, the movie opens on June 8th and if you're under 17, find a parent or guardian or older brother to bring with you. And in case you needed even more footage, here's a another TV spot (via Scifi Mania) with a few more glimpses of what's to come (clearly made before the MPAA rating came down). 

This article is related to: Prometheus, Ridley Scott


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