Just a few days ago we learned from Tom Rothman that ‘not one frame of Prometheus will be cut’ in favour of a PG-13 rating. In a recent interview with Collider, 20th Century Fox CEO talks again about the rating and his vision of the project. Read it below:
“[For] Prometheus, it would have been very easy—in fact probably in Chapter One of the Executive Handbook, if I ever read such a thing, it would say, ‘Go ahead, make a straightforward prequel to Alien.’ That would have been the easy thing to do. Prometheus is the more challenging thing to do. It’s bolder, it’s original, it’s in the universe, but it’s not a literal story-based prequel to [Alien], it’s a wholly new science-fiction entry from Ridley Scott, who hasn’t made a science-fiction film in 30 years.” Tom Rothman said.
“I can assure the fans—I’m very aware of their concern—absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way. So if that means that the film is R, then it’ll be an R. If it’s PG-13, then it’ll be a PG-13, but it will not be compromised.”
In a recent interview with MTV.com, Tom Rothman, CEO of Fox has stated that “Not one frame of Prometheus will be cut“. He goes further and says “If that means it’s an R rating, so be it“. Good news indeed. You can watch the full interview below:
The full trailer for Prometheus has just premiered online at AMC Theatres’ Youtube channel as promised. The video runs for 2 minutes and 32 seconds and includes a whole lot of new and spoilery footage.
You can watch the video below. Alternatively you can download it here in glorious HD.
Below you can also watch the Q&A with director Ridley Scott and Lindelof from the same promotional event in which they answer some questions regarding the film’s origins, Peter Weyland and more.
Additionally, there’s another Q&A at AICN in which the film’s rating is mentioned. “It will be what it is. At the end of the day, you’ve got to go for the best movie – and that comes from Tom Rothman basically. (…) You go for as stringent as possible. But at the end of the day, it’s a pretty good relationship with me and Tom.” Says Ridley. Read the full interview here.
The CEO of Fox, Tom Rothman, has spoken to MTV about the recent trailer leak. He said he was disappointed that it had leaked.
On the red carpet of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, Rothman spoke with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz about his disappointment with the leaked trailer. “I heard some of it leaked, which wasn’t so good,” he said.
For such a drawn-out buildup, the release of the bootleg trailer marked a point of anticlimax. To Rothman, the leak was nothing short of a severe injustice. “That’s not fair. It’s heartbreakingly unfair, because … the quality of the visuals is as spectacularly beautiful, shot in 3-D compositionally the way only a master could do it,” Rothman said. “For some early, early, early, early half-baked, half-assed test to leak, it’s so unfair.”
The Fox exec did, however, guarantee that the film will make a splash once it sees a proper release. “I will promise you this: When that material is ready and it comes out, you should go see it in 3-D on a screen. It will deliver.”
He goes on to say the movie is 95% unto itself while fans will spot the strands of the Alien DNA. Thanks to Darkoo for the news.
The Prometheus panel at the San Diego Comic Con has minutes ago wrapped up. Instead of a trailer being shown, some sort of featurette containing behind-the-scenes footage and movie footage was screened instead. After this Damon Lindelof and Charlize Theron presented the panel with Ridley Scott and Noomi Rapace joined in via satellite uplink from Iceland.
The footage and panel revealed this about Prometheus:
I was reading an interesting article this morning on Bloody Disgusting about the MPAA creating a new rating called “Hard R”. I guess for us non-Americans, the idea is to re-create the NC17 rating but without the negative impact on marketing. i.e. NC17 has a bad rep with cinemas and video stores like Blockbuster refuse to stock them.
“The goal is to find a category for some films that are now informally called “hard R’s” — i.e., content so graphic that no one under the age of 17 should be allowed to see it at all in theaters. The new generation of horror pics, namely, the “Saw” and “Hostel” franchises, are pushing the limits of the “hard R” category.”
How does this relate to AvP2, you’re wondering? Well, Fox chairman, Tom Rothman, continuously refers to AvP2 as being “Hard R”. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not but I must say it would be interesting if the gore factor in AvP2 can be compared to that seen in the Saw/Hostel series’.
A new video interview with Fox chairman Tom Rothman has appeared at IESB.net. He talks about Fantastic Four 2, Wolverine and The Simpsons movie as well as AvP2, of course. He says the Strause Brothers did a great job, the movie looks great and the film is still scheduled for Christmas. He confirms that AvP2 will be R-Rated. “Hard R”, Rothman said and that we should start seeing a lot of new things this summer.
Thanks to SonoftheDark for the news.
IESB.net recently had an interview with Fox chairman, Tom Rothman. He confirms AvP2 will be rated R and that the film will be a lot like Aliens. He also says there is talk of a future Predator 3 movie as well as Alien 5.
IESB: What, are you giving it to Variety? Ooh-ahh…
TR: Let’s put it this way, I think the approach this time is going to be very hardcore. Very R rated. I think this is a, we believe that, this pass on AVP with these filmmakers is going to be a lot closer to the hardcore experience.
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IESB have interviewed Fox producer, Tom Rothman, at the premiere of Fantastic Four and he made a small comment about Ridley Scott and Alien 5:
“Every time I see Ridley Scott he still talks about Alien so there’s always a possibility. I don’t think it’s near-turn, I think he has a couple of other movies he wants to do first, but we have a deal with Ridley and it’s always possible.”
A new article has surfaced on IMDB, where Sigourney Weaver talks about Alien 5. She says she hopes it will be a lot like the first Alien film.
“Hollywood superstar Sigourney Weaver has hinted she may consider starring in another Alien sequel – to explore character Ellen Ripley’s dark side. The statuesque actress – who was nominated an Oscar for her performance in first sequel Aliens – wants the franchise to return to its small beginnings by focusing on the psychology of gun-totting Ripley. Sigourney says, “I always said to Tom Rothman, who runs Fox, that I thought it would be interesting to do a small, spooky movie, more like the first one; a psychological thriller that could take Ripley to whatever the next stage may be. Which side would win out, the Jekyll or the Hyde?”