Some new bits from Collider. During the press day for 12 Years a Slave, Steve asked Michael Fassbender the status of Prometheus 2, and Fassbender quickly responded, “I don’t know.” Today at the junket for X-Men: Days of Future Past, the question came up again, and this time he said the project is a go, although he didn’t know when it would begin filming. When we last reported on the film, it seemed like filming was already given the greenlight, but then another report said that there was no release date, it’s unclear if Ridley Scott would return to direct, and that they’ve only hired a new writer (Michael Green). It’s still unclear if Scott wants to get in the director’s chair again, but Fassbender’s confirmation is still a step forward in the project’s development. I, for one, am excited to see the continuing adventures of David’s disembodied head. The complete article can be read here.
According to The Wrap, veteran scribe Michael Green has been hired to rewrite the untitled “Prometheus” sequel for 20th Century Fox, TheWrap has learned. Multiple sources have told TheWrap that the “Untitled Ridley Scott Project” that 20th Century Fox announced it will release in March 2016 is “Prometheus 2,” although the film may not ultimately use that title. An insider told TheWrap that production is scheduled to start this fall, after Scott has delivered his Moses movie “Exodus” to Fox. “Prometheus” served as an ‘unofficial’ prequel to Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi movie “Alien,” and the sequel that Green will write aims to be much more “alien-y” and in line with the terrifying tone of past films in the franchise. Additionally, the sequel is expected to feature multiple ‘David’ androids, which means there will be more than one Michael Fassbender on screen at the same time, according to an individual familiar with the project.
Ridley Scott, who is currently promoting his latest movie “The Counsellor”, revealed that the screenplay for the “Prometheus” sequel is currently being developed. He said at the London press conference: “Prometheus is being written right now. Number two.” News on a follow-up for the 2012 sci-fi thriller have been quiet ever since the first film’s release. Earlier this year, Noomi Rapace told The Playlist that “they’re working on the script, [and] I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago”. Even Ridley’s statement at the press conference is rather brief, but at least it’s some new development so far. The clip from the conference can be watched here.
I don’t think I’ve ever used the word megapost – but it’s just fitting here: Over 80 additional on-set pictures and production stills from “Prometheus” have been added to the gallery. There are lots of unseen pictures from the making of the film and some stunning new finds. To launch all last added pictures, simply click one of the previews below. Many thanks to gobble99 for the heads-up!
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Finally there’s something positive to report regarding the sequel to Prometheus! Variety is reporting that Fox and Ridley Scott are getting closer to returning to space as Jack Paglen (Transcendence) is in talks to write the follow-up to last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, Prometheus! Scott will produce again through his Scott Free banner though it’s unknown at this time if he will direct. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender are also expected to return. In the original film archeologist couple Elizabeth Shaw (Rapace) and Charlie Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) discover a star map that they interpret as an invitation from humanity’s forerunners, the “Engineers.” Determined to find out more about them, the couple board the scientific vessel Prometheus, created and funded by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), CEO of Weyland Corporation. Lead by mission director Meredith Vickers (Charlize Theron) and monitored by Weyland’s android David (Michael Fassbender), the team of explorers find a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth and embark on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe, where they fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. The original article can be read at DreadCentral.
Various online sources have reported today on the Prometheus creative team’s struggle to continue with a sequel. While Noomi has previously talked – without saying much really – about the film’s sequel, according to ScreenRush, Fox and director Ridley Scott have absolutely no idea how to continue the franchise with the planned trilogy. As the story goes, Damon Lindelof convinced Scott and Fox to ditch the planned ending of ‘Prometheus’ (which would have more neatly tied the film into the opening of ‘Alien’) for something different; something that would launch a brand new trilogy. This was all well and good but when ‘Prometheus’ hit theaters and faced a wave of criticism, Lindelof decided he didn’t want to return for ‘Prometheus 2′ and this left Scott wondering how they hell he was going to make a sequel. According to Bloody Disgusting, in the months since ‘Prometheus’ hit theaters, Fox executives are “freaking out” because neither anyone in-house nor Scott himself have any solid ideas on how to make a ‘Prometheus 2.’ The report claims that Fox has taken meetings with “basically anyone” with the hopes that someone out there can crack the ‘Prometheus 2′ code. You can read the complete article here.
At long last, over 1.000 DVD screencaptures of “Prometheus” have been added to the image library. It has been great fun to rewatch the film again since I enjoyed it very much when it released theaters. I’m surprised though that it has been “only” solid. People have appreciated it as a film, but not as good as expected within the “Alien” prequel. I thought it was flawless – interesting story, amazing cinematography and good suspense. Plus, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender gave a fantastic duo on screen. Enjoy the new captures.
The People’s Choice Awards have launched their selections for the 2013 nominees, and Noomi, as well as “Prometheus”, are featured in a couple of categories. Noomi has the distinction of being featured in the Favorite Face of Heroism category (presented by Puffs) and “Prometheus” can be voted for Favorite Action Movie. You can cast your vote at the People’s Choice Award’s official website. Let’s see if Noomi makes it among the final nominees.
The movie has been available digitally, but director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus will be hitting Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on October 9. The new trailer for the home release promises that questions will be answered. The Blu-rays will contain over seven hours of bonus material, including an alternate opening and ending, deleted and altered scenes and access to Peter Weyland’s files. You can watch the trailer below and the press release follows. Prometheus opened on June 8 and earned $398 million worldwide. The film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.
Renowned director Ridley Scott takes fans on a gripping sci-fi adventure that “kicks ass so hard and often that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by it” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Launching into space to discover the mysterious creators of the human race, the “genuinely epic” (Tom Long, Detroit News) film, PROMETHEUS, debuts globally on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 9 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. An unmatched home entertainment experience, watch the highly-anticipated blockbuster hit in the format it was meant to be viewed, stunning 3D high-definition. The complete article can be read at Superhero Hype. Additionally, a couple of new stills, promotionals and on-set pictures have been added to the gallery.