Prometheus will be in theaters on June 8th, and like many Alien fans, we’re curious about the rating of the film. No one is hoping for PG-13, including Ridley Scott, who talks about the rating and Alien‘s Space Jockey in a recent interview:
“[I've wanted to revisit it for] years! Years, years, years… I always wondered when they did [Aliens] 2,3 and 4 why they hadn’t touched upon that, instead of evolving into some other fantastic story. They missed the biggest question of them all: who’s the big guy? And where were they going? And with what? Why that cargo? There’s all kinds of questions.”
“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.”
For more of the interview, keep an eye out for the latest issue of Empire magazine. While it is possible we could see an R-rated film, we recently spotted the Prometheus trailer playing before The Hunger Games. We’re assuming Fox is targeting a younger audience because they plan to release this as PG-13, but we’ll know for sure soon enough.
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