The confirmation comes of the heels of a flurry of reports this morning of advance tickets bearing an R rating on them, and Collider has confirmed with the studio that film will indeed be R for “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” Hooray for artistic freedom, but this decision will be watched very closely. While there is no budget figure out just yet, there is no doubt this a hugely expensive picture, and one with a far more limited audience that something like “The Avengers.” Can the movie bring in the business it needs to make this endeavor profitable? Can Fox break the movie out of the geek box and make it appealing to mainstream audiences? They’ve got one month left to go on the marketing campaign to make it happen. We suggest a campaign for Taco Bell led by Michael Fassbender‘s David.
Anyway, the movie opens on June 8th and if you’re under 17, find a parent or guardian or older brother to bring with you. And in case you needed even more footage, here’s a another TV spot (via Scifi Mania) with a few more glimpses of what’s to come (clearly made before the MPAA rating came down).