Prometheus will receive an R rating

Expect gore from Ridley Scott's latest

Prometheus will be rated R, according to Collider, who've got their hands upon a pre-sale ticket stub promising the kind of adult entertainment that made Alien such a nerve-jangling success.

Fox have always maintained that the film would not be tinkered with in order to achieve a broader certificate, and it would appear that they've been as good as their word if that little "R" on the stub is to be believed.

"I can assure the fans absolutely they can take it that the film will not be compromised either way," said Fox CEO Tom Rothman last month. "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."

To be honest, having seen the latest trailer, the certification shouldn't come as much of a surprise. We're thinking of one scene in particular in which a crew members's helmet-clad head appears to collapse in on itself in an ashy mess… it didn't look PG-13 to us!

Prometheus will open in the UK on 1 June 2012. Not long to go now until Sir Ridley puts us through the mill all over again...

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    • Trickycustomer

      May 7th 2012, 8:41

      I expect no less than a R Rating for this

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    • thedanieljson

      May 7th 2012, 9:56

      This is funny, because I heard from a Q&A that Ridley Scott himself did that this was going to be PG-13/12A (and was massively dissapointed... Well ONE of them's got to be wrong. Odd.

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    • marc96

      May 7th 2012, 10:31

      really hoping this to be true!

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    • stephensocks

      May 7th 2012, 10:31

      Could still be a 15 for us though.. Mind, 15/18 appears to be very blurred recently. I'm sure Prometheus will have all the mature language and violence I hope for.

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 11:48

      Hell, the trailer wasn't a PG13. I got the heebies just from that :p

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    • marc96

      May 7th 2012, 15:49

      @writerdave87 i definitely agree about the trailer, it was very eerie & that was only quick glimpses

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    • Ali1748

      May 7th 2012, 16:23

      Yeah when you've got a helmet melting into someones face there's no way you're watching a PG13.

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    • thedanieljson

      May 7th 2012, 16:48

      We all thought that when we saw a pencil being embedded into someone's skull though to be fair! The gap between 12A and 15 seems to be blood: no blood, no higher certificate.

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    • Ali1748

      May 7th 2012, 16:56

      You don't see the pencil going into gamble's guard's head.

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    • baldeelox

      May 13th 2012, 7:59

      i live in the usa now and they still dumb down pg-13's in a 12a film trust me but Prometheus possibly even to be thought of being a pg-13 or 15 in the uk is pure crime!!! Alien even now could never be classed as a 15…its not so much the gore i want but an old fashioned chiller of a horror!!! Gory (and nothing but) horror films should have their own classification "Gorror's"!

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