Fox promise Prometheus will not seek audience-friendly certificate
Prometheus has yet to have the rule run over it by the MPAA, but given the amount of slippery, scream-inducing terror hinted at in the trailer, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it bag an R rating. However, will Fox be happy to kiss goodbye to the potential profits such a certificate would prevent?
Well, not according to Fox CEO Tom Rothman, who promises that whatever version of the film Ridley Scott wants to put out will be the one that meets the censors.
“I can assure the fans absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way,” says Rothman. “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.”
At the recent footage reveal, Scott spoke about what a nonsense the whole issue of certification is, and called upon the MPAA to “get their house in order”. It certainly seems unthinkable that he would give the go-ahead to a sanitised cut of the film in order to wring a few more quid out of the box office.
That said, it may be that Prometheus’s horror is more implied than explicit, allowing the film to get away with a broader certificate. That said, if there really is a scene to rival the impact of the chestburster (as Scott has hinted there will be), that’s probably not the case…
Prometheus opens in the UK on 1 June 2012
Tom Rothman Offers THE WOLVERINE Production Update; Says It Will Be A "True Wolverine Movie"
The 20th Century Fox CEO updates on Hugh Jackman’s next outing as The Wolverine, saying that preparation is now underway and that the character will be “berserker and badass” in the film.
After a series of delays, it appears that The Wolverine - said to be a stand alone film starring Hugh Jackman yet again as the famous Marvel Comics character - is finally beginning production this summer. Recently, it was confirmed that the film, directed by Knight And Day’s James Mangold, will film in both Australia and Japan. Now, in an interview with Collider, Fox CEO Tom Rothman updates on the flick, revealing when casting begins and their current preparation. “Hugh Jackman is finishing Les Miserables in London, we’re gearing up and prepping now. We’ll shoot the stage work in Australia and the location work in Japan, and we’ll start casting in the next month or so. There’ll be a lot of local Japanese talent in it.”
Additionally, Rothman discussed the story and how it’s a “true Wolverine” film. “This is […] a pretty original take. It’s based on a very successful run in the comics, but it’s a true Wolverine movie, I mean this is the true berserker, bad ass Wolverine.” The film is based on Frank Miller’s successful Japanese storyline. It’s additionally been confirmed that the Silver Samurai will be the villain in the movie.
The Wolverine is set to hit theaters July 26th, 2013.