Speaking to Empire, director Ridley Scott talked to them about the rating of his upcoming sci-fi horror Prometheus, which has been a great debate amongst fans. The logical choice would to rate it PG-13 (or 12a for us Brits) to ensure more money is made from the movie, as it does look great, but Scott seems to prefer the idea of making the movie “as aggressive as possible“. Read his thoughts below, and if you want to read the full interview you’ll have to pick up the latest issue of Empire Magazine, on sale March 29!
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.