When it comes to sci-fi classics, Ridley Scott has a pretty impeccable record. Not only did he direct the fiery 1979 action-fest Alien, he helmed the genre-redefining Blade Runner in 1982. So it’s understandable that anticipation is running high for Scott’s upcoming sci-fi return, Prometheus, a 3-D space thriller starring Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Noomi Rapace, which is set to hit theaters on June 8, 2012. Lucky for you, EW has the exclusive first look at the film!
The top-secret project, about a team of scientists whose spaceship (called Prometheus) gets marooned on a distant planet, has been teased as an Alien prequel, and although Scott and his cast won’t confirm that for sure, they certainly aren’t denying it. “There’s definitely a link to Alien,” claims Fassbender before adding, “There’s creatures in it that you’ll recognize.” But other cast members, like Theron, are playing coy. Says the actress, “I think people should really let go of the idea that it’s an Alien film.” So are the two films related at all? Truthfully, it may be a while before we know whether the $100 million Fox production is, in fact, directly related to Alien, but we do know one thing for sure: People will be very eager to see the finished product. For more on Prometheus’ connection to Alien, as well as some additional production photos, check out the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now!
The very first production stills of Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi thriller “Prometheus” have been released in Entertainment Weekly’s Movie Preview. Have a look at the scans in the gallery. Original credit goes to STYD. Thanks!
According to Collider, filming is well underway on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, but great actors keep joining the cast. 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.
Although it is currently still shooting, Ridley Scott has brought his upcoming sci-fi epic “Prometheus” to Comic-Con, yesterday. Screenwriter Damon Lindelof and actress Charlize Theron appeared in person, while Ridley Scott and Noomi Rapace answered questions via satellite from the film’s current location in Iceland. Apparently many web source were in attendance as well, so be sure to read more about “Prometheus” at Comin Con at Collider, First Showing, Screencrave, Total Film, The Film Stage, Daemon’s Movies (they have screenshots from the webcast, unfortunately none with Noomi) and Shlashfilm. Scott talks about the cast. Says he saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and thought it was one of the more interesting films he’s seen in the last 3 or 4 years, and thought to himself he had to get Noomi Rapace. The camera then pans and reveals Rapace standing next to Scott. “I just came back from space like two weeks ago,” she said, explaining that the production has been going since March and has been physically grueling but informative and revelatory. She also confirmed her frigidity, mentioning, “It’s so cold my nose just started dripping.”
Edit: A video clip of the Comic Con has been posted by a visitor on Youtube and can be additionally watched in the video archive. Thanks to Alicia for the heads-up!
20th Century Fox has released an official synopsis for “Prometheus”, which can be read below. Also, various sources have reported that actor Ben Foster has joined the cast – so the film is most probably still shooting. And furthermore, word has it that a first trailer will be released this July. A release date has been set for June 08, 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. Thanks to Ron for the correct synopsis.
Article courtesy Collider. 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. Rapace restricted herself to talk about the production: she described her work as “hard and sweaty” and claimed the 73-year-old Scott “still has more energy than all of us combined.” Prometheus is scheduled for release on June 8, 2012. The full article and quotes can be read over at Collider – and hopefully there’ll be some pictures of Noomi’s CineEurope appearance.
According to IndieWire, it looks like attendees of the Cine Europe Expo which takes place in Amsterdam starting today, through Thursday, the 30th, will have the opportunity to see footage from Ridley Scott’s super-secretive sci-fi project Prometheus, which co-stars Idris Elba, alongside Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce and Noomi Rapace, to name a few, and is currently shooting in the UK. This is according to a tweet from David Pinedo of Holland Film Nieuws (courtesy of CineEurope), stating: “Ridley scott will be screening footage of his film Prometheus at Cine Europe! Cameron with Titanic 3D material!” He also added that the cast will be in attendance!
This is how news are being made today – via tweets. Actor Russell Crowe visited Ridley Scott (with whom he worked on last year’s Robin Hood) on the set of “Prometheus” and tweeted “Just visited Ridley on the set of PROMETHEUS, holy s**t what a set, another incredible job by Arthur Max and his miracle workers”. When asked if he met Noomi Rapace during his visit, Crowe replied “She wasn’t there unfortunately, Ridley full of praise for her. She is something special.”
The big budget movie Promethius, directed by Ridley Scott, will be partly filmed in Iceland next month. The Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is in the new film and will be in Iceland for the week-long shoot, Visir.is reported. The extent of the shoot is expected to be similar to when Lara Croft was being filmed at the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon about ten years ago. Over 350 people were involved in that shoot. Among the other big names who will accompany the crew to Iceland are the Australian actor Guy Pearce, who is best known for his roles in Memento, L.A. Confidential and the King’s Speech. Noomi Rapace is also expected to renew her bonds with Iceland from previous visits. Rapace made her film acting début in the Icelandic Viking movie Shadow of the Raven 13 years ago. She made her name internationally, however, in the Millennium trilogy based on the books of Stieg Larsson. The Promethius production manager, Sam Breckman, has holed himself up at the Reykjavik headquarters of True North Productions; a company with great experience of filming, and helping others to film, in Iceland. Breckman is himself no Iceland novice and a prolific figure in Hollywood. In 2005 he worked with Chris Nolan when he filmed several scenes for Batman Begins on the Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland. True North is not directly the source of the news and is keeping absolutely silent about the Promethius project and what it involves.