Ridley Scott's Prometheus might actually get an R rating!

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A major question surrounding Prometheus is how it could live up to the intensity of the original Alien — while still getting that all-important PG-13 rating. But now, the head of Fox revealed he won't compromise the movie for the sake of hitting the PG-13 mark.

Plus an original Trek star might be in the Star Trek sequel.

Check out tons more Avengers videos.

Screenwriter Max Landis reveals big secrets for Chronicle 2.

Chloe Moretz reveals how she's getting ready to play the title role in the Carrie remake.


Spoilers from here on out!

Top image from Prometheus.

The Avengers

Here are a few more TV spots and a behind the scenes featurette. [Collider]

Here's a bunch of new promo images. [EW]

The Amazing Spider-Man

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Here's a new promo image of Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. [USA Today]

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Here's an international poster. [Superhero Hype]

X-Men: First Class

20th Century Fox president Tom Rothman clarifies the sequel's shooting schedule and probable release date:

"We're going to start shooting January 2013 for [a release date of] either Christmas 2013, or Summer 2014. The script is in development now. Matt [Vaughn], Simon Kinberg and Jane Goldman are working on it now."


[MTV Splash Page]


30 Days Of Night and Twilight: Eclipse director David Slade is still attached to Fox's Daredevil reboot, and now new writer David James Kelly has reportedly been brought in to rewrite the screenplay. The latest reports are that the film's story will be based on Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's "Born Again" arc in which the Kingpin learns Daredevil's secret identity and uses that information to destroy his life. [Deadline]



Tom Rothman has made a potentially rather brave creative decision in declaring that Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic will not be recut to ensure a PG-13 rating, and that they will release the film with a more financially risky R rating if that's what the MPAA gives it. Here's his explanation:

"The rating board has not opined yet and it will go in to the board soon. This I can tell you and I can tell all the fans, not one frame will be cut. The movie will be what it should be. We will not cut a frame of the film," he promised. "We will stand behind it 100 percent and if that means it's an R, then so be it, because not an ounce, not a percentage are we going to compromise the film."


Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Rothman is already pretty sure the film will be PG-13, and this is just a relatively easy way to shore up some artistic cred, but either way, it's a nice sentiment to hear. He also has some general, very effusive praise for the film:

"When we first saw the movie in 3-D, it's breathtaking," he said. "So I hope [it lives up to the hype]. I think so, I believe so...It's a big, bold new-idea movie and we want it in the title because people know [that] this movie stands on its own. If you're a fan of 'Alien,' great. But if you're not, it's entirely self-contained and full of new ideas."


There's more at the link. [MTV]

Star Trek 2

When asked about possibly returning as the original Spock in the Star Trek sequel, Leonard Nimoy responded, "Uhh, we're talking. We're talking." Considering principal photography is well underway and the fact that Nimoy has more or less retired from acting, this is almost certainly either a quick cameo or Nimoy simply messing with the reporter in question. I'd lean towards the latter, honestly. For what it's worth, Ain't It Cool News claims to have "received some compelling independent confirmation that Nimoy is ‘absolutely' in the new film." Still, grains of salt all around for this one, I'd say.[Airlock Alpha]


Dark Shadows

Here's a ton of new promo images, including some stills from the movie and some behind-the-scenes shots featuring director Tim Burton. [Collider]


Snow White and the Huntsman

Here's a pair of posters.

Chronicle 2

Screenwriter Max Landis says that director Josh Trank is unlikely to return for the sequel, and that it will focus on the emergence of the world's true supervillain (as opposed to Andrew in the first film, who at least didn't set out to use his powers for evil). He also says that the first movie's lone surviving character Matt will indeed be the focus of the sequel:

"I loved Matt, and I felt really bad for him because I understood just how emotionally lazy he is and how he doesn't really [mean to] do what he's doing. And that's why I'm putting him through hell in (Chronicle) 2... Small spoiler - the movie you saw (Chronicle) in the sequel, is a thing. That edited footage … is a thing. So it's not like 'We found this footage after this kids died'. You can't deny cars being thrown in the air in Seattle. You saw all those helicopters. The world changed. That's the end of ‘Chronicle'. And things are going to be different now. They can't possibly cover up what happened."


You can watch the complete interview in the two videos below. [TBreak]

Carrie Reboot

Let Me In and Hugo star Chloe Moretz discusses her upcoming starring role in Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation of the Stephen King short story:

"I start that June 1st... It's going to be very well done. I don't want to jinx it, but [Peirce] is a genius, genius, genius director. I would never do it with someone that I don't trust. I trust her more than a lot of the directors I've worked with. She's the right woman for the job...I'm actually not looking at the original [film], even though [Brian] De Palma's movie was one of the best movies ever made. It's completely iconic and I'm proud to be able to be doing a retooling of it. We're kind of going off the book. It's darker and much more psychological. More 'Black Swan.' You're really looking into her mind and it really looks into the relationship of Margaret and Carrie. It's set in modern time, so it's a lot different."


[Coming Soon]

This has been rumored for a couple weeks now, but Boogie Nights and The Kids Are All Right star Julianne Moore has reportedly been formally offered the role of Carrie's mother in the movie. [Deadline]


G.I. Joe: Retaliation

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Here's a promo photo of new stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Roadblock and Bruce Willis as Joe Colton, the original G.I. Joe. [USA Today]

Men In Black 3

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Here's an international poster. [Coming Soon]


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Here's a promo photo for this week's episode, "Brave New World: Part 1", the first half of the two-part fourth season finale. [SpoilerTV]

Here's a description from TV Guide that explains just how last Friday's episode effectively kicked off a three-part finale:

The final three episodes act as an "eventful" and "emotional" three-part finale, the first hour of which "forces our two universes to come to a conclusion as to how [the team is] going to try to slow down David Robert Jones," executive producer Jeff Pinkner says. But Jones won't go down without a fight, which could lead to fatalities. Don't expect the rest of the gang to remember their old lives like Olivia, however, since that's not the producers' end game. Rest assured, the finale will offer enough closure to satisfy fans should the series not get renewed, but will also serve as the beginning of a new chapter that, Pinkner says, "will pique people's interest" if the show's renewed.


Happily, you can go ahead and change that "if the show's renewed" to "now that the show has been renewed." [TV Guide]


It sounds as though an upcoming episode will see the mother of Rex's child put the baby up for adoption, and Hannah will attempt to adopt the child. At least, that's how I'm interpreting the teaser that Hannah will "make a bold move that may or may not work out in her favor." [EW]



Here's a photo from the first season finale, which is set to air May 18, along with TV Guide's accompanying description:

In the brutally fast and action-heavy finale, Nick will use some knowledge from Aunt Marie in his capacity as a Grimm, Monroe will be put in the path of danger, and Captain Renard and Rosalee will also be involved. We'll meet both a new bad guy Wesen, who has links to something we've seen before, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as the mysterious Woman in Black. Plus: Someone we care about will run into some serious trouble in one of the finale's multiple cliff-hangers. Happily ever after? Not this season!


[TV Guide]


Fionnula Flanagan, whose credits include Lost and The Guard, has reportedly joined the cast of Syfy's new show set in a post-apocalyptic frontier town that I'm choosing to imagine as essentially Deadwood with aliens, mostly because that's just too awesome a thing not to imagine. Anyway, Flanagan will reportedly play the popular ex-mayor of the town who is currently working as a mentor to the new mayor, played by Dexter and No Ordinary Faimly actress Julie Benz. [Herald.ie]


Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders.


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Simon DelMonte

In theory, I am not big on R-rated films. Not really into all the things that R-ratings are supposed to get rid of. But the differences between R and PG-13 are cosmetic and rather silly. Does anyone think this film isn't going to be bloody and violent, just because the MPAA asked them to cut one scene and two curse words? (At this point, R or not, I am more interested in this film than almost anything else coming. It might be violent, but I think it might also have vision missing from everything else, except Brave.)

Besides, a film like this is going to get in lots of teen males, unless suddenly theaters are enforcing rules I don't think they've ever enforced. I say, let Scott make the film he wants to.