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Is Ridley Scott's Alien prequel in trouble?

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Rumor has it that Ridley Scott's run into a roadblock on his Alien prequel. Scott and the studio are allegedly battling it out over ratings, creative control and budget. Could this bickering stop the Alien film in its tracks?

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Script Flags is reporting that Fox and Ridley have been fighting over just about everything in his Alien movie.

Scott wants a budget of around $250m to make it a sci-fi spectacular, and is also pushing for an 18-rated level of violence and horror. Fox, however, don't plan on investing anywhere near that sum, and are keen to get a 15
rating to maximise the audience appeal.

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We're choosing to take this rumor with a grain of salt, until more reports come in. The movie itself is still in the early alien face-hugger egg gestation stage, after all.

Thanks for the tip John.

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WTF is with these studios and making everything PG-13? Last time I checked, R rated movies fared just fine. You make a shitty PG-13 movie and less people will see it because it sucks.