Scott said that he wanted Prometheus to get a rating, "that allows it to make as much money as possible. I know the importance of that. When a big film fails, it's disastrous for all of us." He also expressed some frustration with the MPAA saying, "Some of the films this year that have got PG-13 ratings – it's absolutely f**king ludicrous. So MPAA, get your house in order."
In an interview with Empire last month, he conceded that the rating makes a huge difference.
"The question is, do you go for the PG-13, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Financially it makes quite a difference, or the risk makes quite a difference, and yet you also have to apply the question – if you soften it, will you financially suffer? As opposed to just going for the throat and gambling. Essentially, it's kinda R."
He added that, "It's not 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."
Part of that mentality will be seen in a sequence Scott teased. At the London footage event, Scott he said that there is a sequence he calls, "the equivalent to Alien's chest-burster scene." Rather than being a group, it will only feature Rapace's character. The rest stays a surprise for now.
Are you hoping for an R-rated Prometheus or do you think they'll soften the film for a PG-13 rating to allow more people to watch?