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Around The Horn With Rothman @ Fox

April 27, 2012

Doing press at this week’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, studio chief over at Fox Tom Rothman spoke with MTV News about a number of films on the company’s slate.

Ridley Scott‘s “Prometheus” and the question of the film’s as yet undetermined rating. An ‘R’ seems right for the material, but a ‘PG-13’ is generally the the desired rating for Tentpoles It’s uncertain as to which way Motion Picture Association of America will go.

Rothman says that the film is going to the classification board shortly, and did make one promise to concerned fans – “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. 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.”

The Wolverine–The Japan-set storyline remains Rothman says all the sound stage work will take place in Sydney, all the location work is happening in Japan and a great number of Japanese actors will be in the cast. He also says that the decision over 3D has not been made.

The Untitled X-Men First Class Sequel Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg and Jane Goldman are all working on the script now and production is set for January 2013 with a release planned for either Christmas 2013 or Summer 2014.

Production began this week on “A Good Day To Die Hard ” which, save for the New York City bookend scenes, is set entirely in Russia.

An Untitled Rise of the Planet of the Apes Sequel is indeed in development for a Summer 2014 release. Rupert Wyatt is back in the director’s chair and Rothman claims the plan always was that if the first film worked, they’d go ahead with their plans for a trilogy. The question they’re trying to answer now is what point in time will the next film take place

Finally the studio is developing a “Chronicle 2.” and Rothman seems hopeful that  original “Chronicle” director Josh Trank will take on the Fantastic Four film series reboot.

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