During a Paris press conference, Prometheus director Ridley Scott promised that the version of the film we see in the cinema will be his own director’s cut. This basically means, whatever the rating the film is issued, those worried about a lower rating due to the film being cut for a wider audience, will only be seeing the same version once it comes out on DVD & Bluray. Scott seems determined to release the version of the film he wants, and I think everyone must remember that if the film does end up a 15 rather than the 18 certificate everyone is hoping for, we won’t be missing anything. In all honesty, if Alien were to be released in cinemas today, and with what the majority of 15’s get away with now, it could well end up a 15 certificate itself. Alien is all about menace, atmosphere and sheer terror rather than blood and guts, Prometheus will be the same, so its best we all just wait and see what the rating ends up as, and accept it.
Scott told the audience the following about his version of the film:
“The cut that you’re gonna see in cinemas…it’s always the director’s cut, really,” Scott exclaimed before chatting up on the film’s run time. “I’ve only made a mistake once on cutting a film short — I won’t say what it is right now, because this is not the time — but I removed 17 minutes off a movie, and I didn’t ruin it, but it wasn’t [as effective]. In this instance, you got a pretty good version here, pretty good cut. We’re running at about — I think without the end titles, which normally run about four to five minutes — we’re running one hour, fifty-nine minutes and change. It’s very tight, it’s what it should be.”
Check out the press conference below, which was filmed in Paris but is in English.
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Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster, and will arrive in UK cinemas 1st June 2012.
In the distant future two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team members discover an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Also today a new Russian trailer has been released, which we have right here for you to enjoy. Firstly, I must warn you that the trailer is dubbed over in Russian, so none of the talking will make any sense (unless you speak Russian of course, but what the trailer does have is quite a bit of new footage, so forget the talky bits and just enjoy the visuals!
By Matt Wavish