Ridley Scott Refused to Do an Extended Cut for PROMETHEUS Blu-ray; Jon Spaihts Reveals Details about His Original Script

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One of the most frustrating things about Prometheus is its potential.  There are simply too many plot holes (which, admittedly, I didn’t notice when I saw the film; I was wrapped up in the visuals, performance, and strength of Ridley Scott‘s direction).  The fact that the marketing for the Blu-ray has had to be “Questions Will Be Answered” is preposterous.  This isn’t Lost.  This is a movie, and either the questions should have been answered or they should purposely be left ambiguous.  Looking back on Prometheus, I’ve wondered if the more fulfilling picture is out there either in a director’s cut or in screenwriter Jon Spaihts‘ original script.

Hit the jump for why we won’t be seeing the director’s cut, but we can learn a bit more about what Spaihts intended before screenwriter Damon Lindelof came on board.  Prometheus hits DVD, Blu-ray, and 3D Blu-ray tomorrow.

New Image from PROMETHEUS Takes You to the Stars

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Last week, the viral campaign for Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus began with a TED Talk from the future given by Weyland Industries CEO, Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce).  This led to the Weyland Industries website, and now the website has yielded an amazing image.  The high-resolution image shows the star map room glimpsed in the teaser trailer.  It doesn’t really offer up any clues about the film’s plot (at least not that I can see), but the image would make for an awfully pretty desktop wallpaper.

Hit the jump to check out the stunning image.  The film also stars Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Michael FassbenderPrometheus opens in 3D on June 8th.

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

by     Posted 2 years, 239 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.

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

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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.

Hi-Res Teaser Poster for PROMETHEUS

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As you may have noticed, summer 2012 movies are getting marketed like crazy as audiences head to the multiplex over the holidays.  We’ve recently had at least one trailer every day this week for a summer film, and posters usually come along with the package.  We haven’t gotten a trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus (or anything beyond these images), but a poster for the film may have gone online.  Collider reader John sent us a link to a snapped photo of what could be the film’s teaser poster.  It looks legit, especially since there’s no MPAA rating on the bottom.  Fakes usually carry that even though the film hasn’t come close to being screened and rated by the MPAA.

If it is the poster, it’s serviceable.  There’s nothing to imply the connection to Alien (or Alien‘s DNA), but the poster lets you know it’s sci-fi and the movie arrives June 8, 2012.  I can’t make out the tagline, but we’ll update the story when the official version is release.  Hit the jump to check out the poster.  The 3D film stars Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce. [Update: The poster was the real deal.  You can check out the official, hi-res version after the jump.]

New Look at Images from Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

by     Posted 2 years, 328 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

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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.

Patrick Wilson Joins the Cast of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

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Filming is well underway on Ridley Scott’s quasi-Alien prequel Prometheus but great actors keep joining the cast.  We knew the cast already included Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce and now it looks like Patrick Wilson (Watchmen) is also in the mysterious sci-fi flick.  In an interview with Wilson for his upcoming TV show A Gifted Man, the TampaBay.com [via CBM] mentioned the following:

Wilson will need to leverage everything he’s learned from Shorecrest [Wilson's hometown] to a new role in the highly anticipated Alien prequel Prometheus (directed by original Alien auteur Ridley Scott) for his latest challenge.

We don’t know anything about his role but we don’t really know much of anything about the project other than it has the “DNA” of the Alien franchise.  Prometheus opens in 3D on June 8, 2012.  Wilson will next be seen in theaters in Jason Reitman’s Young Adult.  If you need your Wilson fix faster than that, A Gifted Man premieres on CBS on September 23rd.

First Image from PROMETHEUS

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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.

Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender, and Noomi Rapace Talk PROMETHEUS

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Today is Speak in Broad Strokes About Prometheus Day.  For some, it may be a cause for celebration since the project thrived for months on misinformation and double speak.  First we believed it to be a strict Alien prequel, then two prequels, then one prequel again.  Oh, but it isn’t really an Alien prequel, except that it kinda is in the sense that it’s set in the same universe prior to the events of Alien, as scripter Damon Lindelof emphasized earlier today.  Glean from that what you will.

In part two of SIBSAP Day, Ridley Scott and Prometheus stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace attended CineEurope tonight to sell European exhibitors on the prospects of the 3D sci-fi project.  Production is underway in London, but they obviously didn’t bring any footage or images or anything that would reveal what Prometheus is literally about.  But the trio did speak to the themes of the movie.  Quotes after the jump:

Guy Pearce Joins Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

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This weekend, a rumor went floating around that Guy Pearce had joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien-prequel-but-not-an-Alien-prequel, Prometheus.  We held off for confirmation and now the good folks over at The Playlist have made that confirmation.  There’s currently no word on what role Pearce will play, but he’s a valuable addition to any cast, and the cast for Prometheus is an embarrassment of riches: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba all have leading roles and they’ll be joined by Logan Marshall-Green (24), Rafe Spall (Hot Fuzz), Sean Harris (Red Riding Trilogy), Kate Dickie (Red Road).

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but the film will reportedly take place in the Alien universe, but not necessarily be a direct prequel to Scott’s original 1979 film.  Prometheus is due out in 3D on June 8, 2012.  Pearce recently co-starred in the miniseries Mildred Pierce and he’ll next be seen in theaters in the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.

Noomi Rapace Talks Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS; Rafe Spall Joins the Cast

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Pre-production on director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi flick Prometheus is moving right along, and star Noomi Rapace recently spoke briefly about the film. Scripted by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek), the film began as a prequel to Scott’s Alien before spinning off into a wholly original project. Rapace stars alongside Michael Fassbender (portraying an Andriod) and Charlize Theron. Here’s what Rapace had to say in an interview with MTV:

“I’m jumping into that straight off of [Sherlock Homles: A Game of Shadows]. My character’s name is Elizabeth Shaw, and I’ll step into her shoes in March and be her for six months or something. It’s quite a long shoot. It’s unbelievable.”

In addition, The Daily Mail reports that Rafe Spall (Hot Fuzz) is the latest actor to join the cast. A few weeks ago, it was announced that Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie had signed on for the film. Hit the jump for more from Rapace, including the similarities and differences between her character and Alien’s Ripley.

Idris Elba, Sean Harris, and Kate Dickie Join Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

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Idris Elba (The Wire), Sean Harris (Red Riding Trilogy), and Kate Dickie (Red Road) have joined Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron in Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi flick PrometheusThe Daily Mail doesn’t have any details on who Elba, Harris, and Dickie will be playing, and reports that no only did the cast have to sign secrecy clauses, but “were only allowed to read the story if they visited Ridley’s production office.”  As we’ve previously reported, Rapace and Theron will play “Elizabeth Shaw” and “Vickers“, respectively, while Fassbender is playing an android.

The intense secrecy surrounding the film has led to speculation that Prometheus is truly an Alien prequel despite Scott’s protestations that only “keen fans will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA.”  While we originally took that figuratively (the film started out as Alien prequel), the part about “Alien DNA” could be literal.  Hit the jump for more.

Charlize Theron Officially Joins PROMETHEUS

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Casting on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus seems to be moving right along. After mulling over the part for a while now, Variety reports that Charlize Theron has officially joined the cast as the character “Vickers”. What was previously developed as a prequel to Alien, Prometheus is a wholly original film from a script by Damon Lindelof (Star Trek, Lost). Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) is set to headline the film, with Michael Fassbender (X-Men: First Class) starring as well. Plot details are sparse but Scott maintains that keen fans will spot “Alien DNA” in the film. Prometheus is slated for June 3rd, 2012.

Does the Title of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS Refer to Name of a Terraforming Ship?

by     Posted 3 years, 278 days ago

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Last week, we reported that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel wouldn’t be a prequel at all but a new sci-fi film called Prometheus.  Keen fans will recognize “Alien‘s DNA”, but this evolved version creates “a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place.”  But what does Prometheus means?  The name itself comes from Greek mythology.  Prometheus was a Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind.  Zeus punished Prometheus for his crime with one of the more gruesome and creative punishments in mythology: Prometheus was chained to a rock and forced to have an eagle eat his live every day, only to have it grow back that night.  Rinse, repeat, eat liver, regrow liver.

Since Prometheus the movie is sci-fi and not Greek mythology/torture-porn, the folks at Scriptflags think they know what the title means.  They noticed that Jon Sapihts, who wrote the original script for the Alien prequel before Damon Lindelof was hired for a re-write, also penned a script called Shadow 19.  And Shadow 19 has a terraforming ship named…Prometheus.  Hit the jump for more on why they believe elements of Shadow 19 have been incorporated into Prometheus.

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