‘Prometheus’ to receive UK 15 rating without cuts

Ridley Scott's 'Alien' prequel will be seen as the director intended

Prometheus will be released with a 15 rating in the UK, without any cuts or edits.

Ridley Scott‘s return to science fiction is a prequel of sorts to Alien, taking place 35 years before the events of the original movie and telling the story of the mysterious ‘Space Jockey’. And it has now emerged that while the film will get the 15 rating, it will be released as the director intended, according to Empire.

Until just a few days ago, it had been predicted that Scott’s movie would get a PG-13 in the US, roughly equating to a 12A here. It has ended up with a US rating of R, due to “intense images and brief language”.

The rating of Prometheus had been the cause of intense speculation, and fears that the studio might tone down the movie for commercial reasons. Earlier this year he told the magazine: “The question is, do you go for a PG-13, [which] financially makes quite a difference, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Essentially, it’s kinda R.

It’s not just just about the blood, it’s about ideas that are very stressful. I’m not an idiot, but I’ll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can.

Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender. It is released in the UK on June 1. You can watch the trailer at the top of the page.