Some disturbing news out of the ongoing Fox panel in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con. Director Ridley Scott shot a video introduction from the set of Prometheus, the still unconfirmed Alien prequel starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott and Ben Foster.
The biggest disappointment out of the panel is that the film is apparently PG-13 but Scott hinted they are covering their asses with more extreme material and do what’s right for the film in the end. He says it is not hindering the movie and that he wants “to scare the shit out of you.” As for the Alien connection, this is all he had to share: “It has the DNA of the original ‘Alien’ that’s it. Everything else is completely original.”
The thousands of fans were then treated to the first ever footage, as described by Andrew Kasch beyond the break.
With all the “spy” photos leaking out from the set for the past few months, it’s about time we finally get our first real look at Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The picture really doesn’t tell us much but the environment looks eerily similar to LV-426, which is where the crew of the Nostromo first encountered the Space Jockey. Check after the jump for the still and get ready for Prometheus on June 8, 2012.
“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”
Earlier this week, we got word that Prometheus‘ production was moving from Pinewood Studios to Iceland, where Ridley Scott was planning to shoot “the beginning of time” at the base of the Hekla volcano. Today, some behind-the-scenes photos made their way online, one of which shows a ship panel created with Giger’s Alien aesthetic in mind. Check past the break for a few more snapshots and let the speculation begin!
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.
After spending a little over two months at Pinewood Studios, Ridley Scott is moving the Prometheus shoot to Iceland, where he’ll be filming at the base of the Hekla volcano, which was rumored to be on the verge of eruption mere days ago, and the Dettifoss waterfall. The location isn’t as important as what Scott says is being shot there. “It will be 15 minutes in total, if all goes to plan,” the secretive director said. “We are shooting the beginning of time.”
That fits pretty nicely into the leaked plot outline, which has yet to be confirmed. According to the insider, “Archaeological digs in Africa reveal alien artifacts that humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (space jockeys). These ‘Alien Gods’ also terraformed Earth in order to make it habitable for their human creations.” Does that mean Iceland is doubling for the dark continent? Or are these flashback scenes that are going to based around the terraforming of Earth?
Ice News also claims that Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will be involved with the shoot, which raises even more questions about how these sequences fit into the timeline of the film, which is supposedly set in 2058. Does this mean that the top-billing actors will play alien gods? Or are they the archaeologists who find the dig? Do the archaeologists work for Weyland Corp.?
How this all fits together is anyone’s guess at this point. All I know is that the air of mystery surrounding Prometheus is making me even more excited for its June 8, 2012 release.
Some sneaky on set worker has snapped a few new images from the now filming set of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. While the original leaked imagery displayed what appeared to be an “alien-built” entry here in Earth, the below images confirm the connection to Scott’s original franchise. What you’ll find are two behind-the-scenes images of what appear to be the “alien” world, courtesy of Alien Prequel News.
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, Emun Elliott, Ben Foster all star in Fox’s prequel that takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery. It’ll arrive in theaters June 8, 2012.
The mystery surrounding Ridley Scott’s Prometheus appears to finally be over — and it didn’t take six seasons and a despicable series finale to find out.
Screenwriter Damon Lindelof, the demon behind “Lost”, openly spoke to Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show about how he approached Scott’s presumed prequel to Alien. As much as my skin crawls when I hear his name, he makes some really strong points; the boys over at /Film were kind enough to transcribe the good stuff.
The 3-D sci-fi horror venture, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong and Emun Elliott, takes launch on June 8, 2012 from 20th Century Fox.
In a question and answer session ove rat Moviehole, editor-in-chief Clint Morris revealed that’s he’s been privy to a of behind-the-scenes chatter for Twentieth Century Fox’s Prometheus, the rumored prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien that’s now filming for release in 2012.
During his rant, he drops the bomb that a sequel to the original quadrilogy is planned:
“…the “Alien” series will continue – in another form. I don’t know much, but I’ve heard whispers that sequels (to the original quadrilogy – Ripley’s story) might be back on the cards; the whole `Alien Planet’ idea is still very much something everyone over at Fox and Scott Free are interested in. You ain’t see[n] the last of Facehugger.”
He also goes into depth about what’s he’s heard about Prometheus, including that if the studio likes the film, they could possibly retitle it to Alien: Prometheus. Click the link above for the full response.
The boys over at CHUD just landed a monster scoop as they’re reporting multiple sources confired that Guy Pearce – Memento, The Hurt Locker, The Road, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and many, many more insane films – will be starring in Ridley Scott’s now filming Prometheus, the presumed prequel to his classic 1979 Alien.
Unfortunately there are no details on his character, but I’d expect some sort of official announcement as early as next week (assuming it’s true).
He joins Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Benedict Wong, and Emun Elliott in 20th Century Fox’s 3-D sci-fi horror aiming for release June 8, 2012.
I love when a project is shrouded in mystery, thus I truly hope Twentieth Century Fox can contain the true elements surrounding Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the quasi-Alien prequel starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, and Rafe Spall.
Deadline reports this afternoon that Devil star Logan Marshall-Green has landed a role in the science fiction film that Scott next directs. He will play the role of Holloway, a crewman on the space ship and the love interest for the character played by Noomi Rapace. This was a role that a lot of young actors chased…
The original script was by Jonathan Spaihts, but the most recent draft is by Damon Lindelof (“Lost”). Shooting begins shortly in the UK.
Shaun of the Dead‘s Rafe Spall has landed a big role in Ridley Scott’s much anticipated sci-fi thriller Prometheus, alongside previous announced Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Sean Harris (Isolation, Creep), Kate Dickie (Outcast), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Charlize Theron (The Devil’s Advocate) and Michael Fassbender (300, Jonah Hex, Inglourious Basterds), reports the Daily Mail.
Ridley’s movie is about gods and monsters and, contrary to the director’s claim (a smokescreen) that it’s not an Alien prequel, it’s being reported the complete opposite. Back in February is was reported that there’s a DNA connection to the original 1979 Alien creature, and that we’ll be seeing the infamous Space Jockey’s in the “prequel.”
The film is in pre-production, with shooting set to begin on sound stages at Pinewood Studios on March 21 for a four to five-month shoot.
Idris Elba (28 Weeks Later, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Sean Harris (Isolation, Creep) and Kate Dickie (Outcast) have joined Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, reports the Daily Mail Online. While Scott tells the site that he’s attempting to keep the film’s plot top secret, more information continues to leak out about the quasi-Alien prequel arriving in theaters June 8, 2012.
Speaking of Alien, Bleeding Cool talked to unnamed sources close to production who tease the connection to Scott’s 1979 film.
“[Prometheus] has the Alien aliens in it. The catch, though, is that you might not recognize them – at least, not at first. Remember how the alien took on canine qualities after gestating in a dog? You may even suppose that the first film’s alien was so recognizably humanoid because it had grown in a human. The same applies here: generation by generation, the creature mutates.
“As Prometheus begins, the xenomorph is not too recognizable. Sure, it has that alien DNA that Scott and Fassbender teasingly referred to, but it’s missing … well, it’s missing human DNA. Or dog DNA. All you have to do is imagine how it might look if it were to mix DNA with another alien species … and I think we’re starting to work it all out.”
It has also been rumored that we’ll also see the alien space jockeys from Scott’s breakthrough horror film.
The mysterious ‘space jockey’ skeleton that appeared in the opening scenes of Alien is being designed as an eight-foot animatronic for the sci-fi thriller Prometheus, reports Sky. An insider revealed that the character is being designed under the guidance of original Alien designer HR Giger.
And it’s not the only weird alien being designed by Ridley Scott, who is pressing ahead with his plans to depict a giant head piloting a ship, although that particular effect is likely to be CGI.
For those unfamiliar with the original Alien, the Space Jockey is the gigantic alien corpse in the spacecraft discovered by Ripley’s crew. The ship was littered with Alien eggs.
Penned by “Lost” writer Damon Lindelof, Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron will be heading to deep space for 20th Century Fox’s 3-D Alien prequel aiming for launch June 8, 2012.
When it was revealed that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel would be retitled and retooled into its own franchise, it worst of took the wind out of the sails for me. I mean, a new sci-fi horror film from Scott is the best news ever, but it was like hearing they were changing the Jaws ride at Universal Studios to be like “Monster Shark: The Ride”.
With Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron all locked for Prometheus, fresh story details have been limited, although unconfirmed rumors circulating on the Web imply that there will be varied connections to Scott’s legendary Alien franchise.
Fassbender confirmed these reports to MTV, stating that it’s absolutely connected to Alien:
“Oh, absolutely. There’s a definite connecting vein,” he stated. “You realize you’re part of something else, but it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.”
You’ll find more from Fassebener inside. Fox is aiming at a June 8, 2012 release.
Valentine’s Day must be right around the corner as director Ridley Scott and Twentieth Century Fox both got what they wanted for Prometheus, the forthcoming re-titled Alien prequel.
While Scott scored The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender, Fox just announced that Charlize Theron has inked a deal to star in the film shooting for an June 8, 2012 release.
Theron, who got her start in horror films such as Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest and The Devil’s Advocate, is making her return to genre having just locked down a deal to play “The Evil Queen” in Snow White and the Huntsman, along with a role in Mad Max: Fury Road.
I’m just excited I get to go find a super hot pic of Theron from years ago (inside!)
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