Ridley Scott has just done a new interview with Collider where he discusses what we can expect from the upcoming blu-ray release of Prometheus. Basically, there will be about 30mins of deleted scenes on the set and the Extended cut may very well be 20mins longer than the theatrical cut. His first cut of Prometheus clocked in at 2hrs 27mins. He also mentions a deleted scene involing Shaw and the Engineer fighting. Here’s the main quotes:
SCOTT: This is fundamentally the director’s cut. But there will be half an hour of stuff on the menu because people are so into films—how they’re made, how they’re set up, and the rejections in it. That’s why it’s fascinating. So this will all go on to the menu.
Well I’m curious about the deleted scenes. Specifically in this film, Noomi [Rapace] mentioned maybe there was a fight scene with her and an Engineer.
SCOTT: The Engineer fight scene was pretty good. It will definitely go on the menu. It won’t go on the long version. The problem about it is, while she gives as good as she gets with an axe (she’s very physical), he’s so big, for him to be clouted with a conventional weapon somehow diminished him. It’s subtle. It’s drama. I didn’t want to diminish him by having this person who has a weapon to be able to back him off. It minimized him. That’s why when he deals with people inside his cockpit, it’s over. Wham, wham, wham. Even the shot doesn’t mean anything. And so all she has time for is introducing him to the big boy inside the lab.
You’re going to do an extended cut on the Blu-ray/DVD. Is it a lot longer?
SCOTT: Twenty minutes.
Head over to Collider and watch the whole interview. Thanks to seeasea and MrSpaceJockey for the news.