New Three-Minute PROMETHEUS Trailer Has Loads of New Footage and a Great Look at Alien Life Forms

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Prometheus hasn’t landed yet, but a new three-minute trailer has.  It shows a ton of new footage (which may be on the spoilery side) and emphasizes Charlize Theron’s character, Meredith Vickers.  Vickers comes across like a female version of Stephen Lang’s Colonel in Avatar and clearly has a seedy agenda (which is blatantly called out in a spat of coarse dialogue).  The trailer plays as a mini-movie of sorts, a condensed version of what we can expect when the full theatrical release hits theaters on June 8th.  Get caught up on all of our previous coverage here, including images, featurettes, posters, what the film will be rated and the ongoing viral marketing campaign.  Directed by Ridley Scott, Prometheus also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce.  Hit the jump to check out the awesome new trailer.

WonderCon 2012: PROMETHEUS Panel Recap Featuring Sir Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof

by     Posted 2 years, 36 days ago

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20th Century Fox showed up to WonderCon 2012 ready to unveil some footage for their heavy hitters this summer. The studio led off with director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the loosely-tied prequel to that Alien franchise you may have heard about. We’ve already brought you the new trailer and the viral site featuring Michael Fassbender’s character, David. While they didn’t screen any additional footage beyond the trailer, Damon Lindelof was on hand to moderate a panel discussion that included Sir Ridley Scott, Fassbender and Charlize Theron.

Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. Prometheus opens in IMAX 3D on June 8th. Hit the jump for our recap on the panel discussion .

Guy Pearce’s Role in PROMETHEUS Possibly Revealed [Minor Spoiler]

by     Posted 2 years, 55 days ago

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Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus is one of my most-anticipated movies of the summer, and Fox has done a pretty good job keeping the details under wraps.  We know it has Alien-DNA, that the last eight minutes will tie into Scott’s 1979 seminal sci-fi horror film, and a few other assorted details.  Last May, we reported that Guy Pearce had joined the film, but there were no details on his character.  In a recent interview, Scott may have revealed who Pearce is playing.  I don’t consider this is a major spoiler since A) the publication is in question; and B) if it is true, the director had no problem giving away the info in an interview.  I can understand wanting to keep the secrecy going on a movie that’s managed to keep us in the dark so far (and hopefully will continue to do so up until its release), so don’t click ahead if you want to avoid a minor spoiler.

Hit the jump to find out who Pearce might be playing.  The film also stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Michael FassbenderPrometheus opens in 3D on June 8th.

Geek Gifts: Nerd up Your Beverage with Han Solo in Carbonite and ALIEN Ice Trays

by     Posted 2 years, 123 days ago

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Have you ever looked into your ice beverages and thought, “This drink is all well and good, but these ice cubes are so dull.”  Well, they don’t have to be!  You can geek up that drink with some help from nerdy ice cube trays.  You know what’s better than drinking a nice cold soda?  Drinking a nice cold soda with a tiny frozen Han Solo in it.  Or if you feel that Star Wars already has its wampa mitts into too much merchandise already, go with a little R-rated sci-fi and throw some Alien eggs into your iced-tea.  Nothing refreshes like a frozen xenomorph fetus.

Hit the jump to check out the ice trays and where you can buy them.

Ridley Scott Provides a Few New Details on PROMETHEUS; Says the Xenomorph Will “Absolutely Not” Appear in the Movie

by     Posted 2 years, 125 days ago

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Fox has done a pretty good job of keeping the lid on Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus.  Of course, everything will likely be known a month before the film opens, but for now: mystique!  The movie still indirectly ties in to Alien by exploring the mystery of the Space Jockey (the giant dead creature found by the crew of the Nostromo in the first act).  Says Scott:

Yeah, so there you have that… I always thought it was amazing that no one ever asked who he was, and why was he there? What was all that about? I sat thinking about this for a while and thought, “Well, there’s a story! And the other four [films] missed it!” So, here it is.

Hit the jump for more on what he had to say about the prequel/not-a-prequel, and why he removed the famous xenomorphs from the equation.  Prometheus opens June 8, 2012 and stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Michael Fassbender.

New Look at Images from Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

by     Posted 2 years, 144 days ago

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A week ago, we brought you an early look at scans from Ridley Scott’s new Alien-“prequel” Prometheus. They showed actors Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) and Logan Marshall-Green (Devil) in their luminescent-collared spacesuits exploring what looked like ruins of an unknown planet. They also showed stars Charlize Theron (Hancock) and Idris Elba (Thor) on the bridge of the eponymous ship. Lording over the explorers in the background was a monolithic face looking down on a field of what appear to be primitive versions of Alien eggs down in the fog. Well now we can show you all of that in more clarity, along with a couple of new images from the film. With clearer images available, a trailer should be right around the corner. Prometheus opens in 3D on June 8th, 2012. Hit the jump to check out the images.

Ridley Scott Says the Last 8 Minutes of PROMETHEUS Evolve into the ALIEN DNA

by     Posted 2 years, 167 days ago

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It’s been fun calling Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus an Alien prequel/not-prequel.  The movie started out as a straight-up prequel to his classic 1979 sci-fi horror film, but then turned into something of a quasi-spin-off when Scott said back in January, “The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA.”  In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, Scott says the last eight minutes of Prometheus will evolve into “a pretty good DNA of the Alien one.”

Hit the jump for more on what Scott had to say about the film plus my speculation on what will happen in the last eight minutes.  The film stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Guy PearcePrometheus opens in 3D on June 8, 2012.

Damon Lindelof Shares Details on Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron’s Roles in PROMETHEUS

by     Posted 2 years, 207 days ago

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The official Lost podcast was one of my first ventures into internet radio.  If I learned anything from hours of listening to showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse deconstruct their show, I learned those two men are fantastic at elaborating on past story and teasing future developments in a way that excites more than it spoils.  Lindelof worked without Cuse on the script for Prometheus, but that skill thankfully carries over.

MTV spoke to Lindelof at Comic-Con, when he shared what it was like to collaborate with Ridley Scott, revealed more about the roles of Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron, and explained a link between the prequel and the Alien franchise.  Read the quotes after the jump.

First Image from PROMETHEUS

by     Posted 2 years, 276 days ago

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Prometheus probably has the highest ratio of Audience Anticipation to Public Information of any movie in production.  It’s a quasi-Alien prequel (hence the anticipation), but the only solid detail we know is Prometheus takes place in outer space.  The first image released by Warner Bros. confirms that much.  Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, and possibly Ben Foster star.  I can’t tell you definitively who is in that space suit, but my bet is on Rapace, the female lead in the movie.  We should learn more at Fox Comic-Con panel later today — check back soon for our recap.

Prometheus is scheduled for release on June 8, 2012.  See the new image after the jump.

ALIEN Prequel NOT Called “Paradise”; Casting Reports False; Will Only Be One Movie

by     Posted 3 years, 135 days ago

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Yesterday, it looked as if we were getting a huge amount of info on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel.  Vulture reported that the film was called “Paradise”, and that Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) were being offered roles.  But last night, Chris Petrikin, 20th Century Fox’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, took to the Twitter machine to make some clarifications.  He first stated that the title is not “Paradise”.  Presumably, “Paradise” could just be an alias for the production.  It did seem odd that Fox would make an Alien movie and not put the word “Alien” in the title.

In other clarification news, The Playlist reports that according to a source who’s close to the production, the casting rumors regarding Fassbender and Yeoh are “just plain wrong.”  Hit the jump for more rumor control on the Alien prequel.

Lots of New Info on Upcoming ALIEN Prequel Called PARADISE; Release Date NOT Delayed

by     Posted 3 years, 136 days ago

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While we reported on one of those pesky internet rumors the other day about how the release date on Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel had been pushed back an entire year, it turns out the validity of said rumor was less than solid. Vulture reports that the release date, in fact, has not been pushed back. But that’s not all! The title of said Alien prequel is reportedly Paradise. In addition, Scott has been looking to cast actors Michael Fassbender and Michelle Yeoh in a couple of the supporting parts. Hit the jump to find out what roles Fassbender and Yeoh would play, some details on the plot, why Fassbender’s deal may not work out, and how that crazy internet rumor started in the first place.

ALIEN Prequel Reportedly Pushed Back to 2013; Olivia Wilde and Noomi Rapace Rumored to Be Frontrunners for Lead Role

by     Posted 3 years, 138 days ago

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For those itching to see Ridley Scott’s prequel to Alien, you may as well sit tight because it looks like it’s gonna be a while. Last we heard, visual fx guru Henry South had tweeted that he had begun work on the prequel. That tweet has since been deleted and Script Flags now reports that the release date of the film has been pushed back an entire year to 2013. Not without a silver lining, the same report also says that actresses Olivia Wilde and Noomi Rapace are currently the frontrunners to take on the lead role in the film.

At this time, there’s no official word on why the release date has been pushed back or even if that means that principal photography is being pushed back as well. Conceivably, the flick could still be shooting early next year and the studio could just be giving Scott more time for post-production. Hit the jump for more on the prequels.

ALIEN ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray Review

by     Posted 3 years, 178 days ago

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Holy God. That’s one of the first reactions one has to 20th Century Fox’s six disc Blu-ray release of the Alien Anthology. It was put together by Charles de Lauzirika, and he’s the guy who’s been doing all the supplements for this franchise for years now, including the awkwardly named Alien Quadrilogy. His task was to make a collection that had not only improved picture and sound quality, but all the supplements of previous releases, and even more additional content. He and his team delivered; this is the mother lode. Of course, the series is also presented immaculately, with each film offering two cuts, deleted scenes, commentaries and isolated scores. The six disc set has over 60 hours of supplements. It’s mind-boggling and overwhelming, but also the perfect franchise for this sort of study, and it’s perfect for Blu-ray. Our humbled review of the Alien Anthology Blu-ray set follows after the jump.

ALIEN ANTHOLOGY Blu-ray Giveaway! Who Wants a Free Copy of This Amazing Box Set

by     Posted 3 years, 183 days ago

We all own far too many DVDs.  Nowadays, a lot of us are buying way too many Blu-rays.  However, every once in awhile, usually around the holidays, a box set will get released that is just too awesome to pass up. Next week one such release hits retail stores: the Alien Anthology Blu-ray box set.  Loaded with over 50 hours of bonus materials and theatrical and special editions of all the Alien movies, the box set is one of the most comprehensive home video releases ever.  We got our review copy in the mail today and it’s on a whole other level of awesome.  If you’re a fan of the Alien movies,  this is a must own release.  Granted, it’ll take you the rest of the decade to watch all the special features, but you will feel like you got your money’s worth.

However, while most of you will have to buy this box set, a few of you can get it for free!  That’s because thanks to Fox Home Video, we’ve been given 3 copies to giveaway to some of our readers, so hit the jump to see how to enter and you can also look over all the extras that are included in this release.  Trust me, you want to own this:

Fox Digs Damon Lindelof’s Script for ALIEN Prequel; Wants Natalie Portman to Star

by     Posted 3 years, 192 days ago

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In July, we reported the exciting news that Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof would be re-writing the script for Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien prequel (or possibly prequels).  Vulture is now reporting that Lindelof has turned in his script and that the execs over at 20th Century Fox love it.  Part of the reason they like it so much is that it doesn’t add expensive set pieces but remains “creatively engaging”.  They’re also happy that that script keeps the project at a PG-13 rating.  Finally, this new picture is meant to return the franchise to its roots and is more off a horror-suspense film than an Aliens-style action flick.

However, there’s still going to be a space marine.  Hit the jump for more on who Fox wants to play the lead.

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