A second and third featurette on “Prometheus” have been recently launched. I have combined them with the first featurette and added to the video archive – so instead of having numerous short videos there is now one extensive featurette, ready to get extended :-) Enjoy the new scenes and interview bits.
Entertainment Weekly has posted a bunch of brand new pictures from “Prometheus”, including some cool shots of Noomi and her co-stars. All new pictures can be found in the gallery.
In this week’s cover story, Entertainment Weekly provides an exclusive sneak peek at this summer’s top-secret, 3-D space epic Prometheus – director Ridley Scott’s eagerly-awaited return to science fiction after three long decades – and attempts to get to the bottom of the question that every fanboy wants to know: Is the new film a prequel to Scott’s 1979 face-hugging, chest-bursting classic, Alien? Ever since Prometheus was announced in January 2011, the R-rated odyssey has been shrouded in mystery.
Little was known about the film except that (a) its cast includes Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, and in the lead, the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace; (b) the script is by Jon Spaihts and and Lost‘s master of the mysterious Damon Lindelof; and (c) its story revolves around the crew of a spaceship called Prometheus that heads off to a distant planet whose inhabitants visited Earth long ago. But an exclusive visit to the set of the film – two hours northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland – yielded more answers. There, EW watched a master director at work and sat down with the star-studded cast as they tap-danced around calling the R-rated film an Alien prequel. “There’s definitely a link to Alien,” says Fassbender, who plays the spaceship’s resident android. “There are creatures in it that you’ll recognize, but that’s only one tiny facet of what’s going on.”
Scott, who’s making his first sci-fi film since 1982′s equally visionary Blade Runner, is the toughest nut to crack. At first all he’ll say is, “There may be a vague notion, some slight DNA from the original Alien. But barely. Fans of the original Alien will notice some things, especially toward the end of Prometheus. Like 12 minutes from the end. But I can’t really say more than that.” To find out how much more, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, May 11.
Many thanks to Mariana for sending in scans from the May 06 issue of the British Sunday Times: Culture magazine – a fantastic new article on “Prometheus”. Scans can be found in the gallery.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Prometheus is proving an eye-popping draw for the BFI Imax theater in central London as pre-sales for the movie break records. Scott’s movie has booked 18,287 tickets in hits first full week of presales at the theater. It translates into £293,312 ($474,687) in gross pre-sale tickets, the highest grossing week ever. The standalone flagship IMAX theater also reported its highest grossing first day of pre-sales ever, taking £137,000 ($221,717). The movie opens in IMAX with midnight screenings beginning May 31 in the U.K.
A new Prometheus international trailer has surfaced, revealing more plots details about the much-anticipated Ridley Scott sci-fi ahead of its release in June. The trailer – which debuted on Channel 4 last night – gives further hints about the film’s rumoured links with the world Scott created in his groundbreaking 1979 sci-fi Alien. Be warned though: it’s not for the timid, and includes spoilers.
A first featurette video about the making of “Prometheus” has been released. While the clip is rather brief, lots of new scenes and shots from the set are featured, including a new interview with Noomi. The featurette can be watched in the video archive – HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery.
A couple of new clips have been added to the video archive. A Sky Movies special on “Prometheus”, featuring interviews with director Ridley Scott and actors Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, the Paris press conference for the film, featuring the same people :-) Then, there’s also a video interview from last year, with Guy Ritchie and Noomi discussing a scene from “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”.
A new picture has been added to the gallery as well, with thanks to Alicia. In Central London on April 10th 2012, a selected few from the UK film press were treated to a Prometheus 13-minute footage screening and Q&A session with Scott, Rapace, Theron, and Fassbender. The venue was filled with approximately 400 journalists who apparently left even more excited than how they first came in. More news on this can be found on the Prometheus forum. You can read additional press coverage on Bleeding Cool, Prometheus Movie News and Total Film.
Today, Ridley Scott and his actors Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender have attended the Paris premiere for “Prometheus”. Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery with more to come.