Alien fans, rejoice! Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has received an ‘R’ rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Empire today reports that Scott’s hotly anticipated Alien prequel “has ended up with an R in the US, due to 'intense images and brief language'... so we’re seeing it very much as the director intended.” The Los Angeles Times also reports that the MPAA's rating for Prometheus takes into account "sci-fi violence."
Empire confirms that Prometheus has received a ‘15’ rating in the UK, which it secured “without any cuts or edits.”
Until now, it was feared Prometheus would be ‘toned down’ for a PG-13 (UK 12) rating, allowing for greater box-office returns.
Kudos to Scott and 20th Century Fox for staying true to the dark – and frequently bloody – Alien universe in spite of the almighty dollar.
Prometheus hits US cinemas June 8.