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Release Date: June 8, 2012 (North America)

Genres: Science Fiction          MPAA Rating: R

Production Phase: Released

Studio: 20th Century Fox   Production Company: Scott Free Productions

Who's In It: Noomi Rapace (Elizabeth Shaw), Michael Fassbender (David), Lucy Hutchinson (Young Elizabeth), Benedict Wong (Ravel), Kate Dickie (Imora)

Who's Making It: Ridley Scott (Director), Jon Spaihts (Screenwriter), Damon Lindelof (Screenwriter), David Giler (Producer), Walter Hill (Producer)

Premise: The crew of a space-faring vessel encounter an alien race that has a disturbing connection to mankind's origin.... More »

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Coming Attractions creator Patrick Sauriol has written an exclusive article for the site that presents his concerns about how Prometheus may fit into the Alien universe, and whether the revealing of the big mysteries contained in Alien (namely about the origins of the Space Jockey and the Alien eggs) may be a bad thing.

Read "5 Reasons Why Prometheus May Be a Bad Alien Movie".

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A video was released today that shows for the first time the character that Guy Pearce plays in Prometheus: Peter Weyland, the industrialist whose surname is used in one-half of the Weyland-Yutani corporation's namesake. That business owned the space vessel Nostromo in Alien and the atmosphere processing plant in Aliens. And this video connects the world of Prometheus to the future ones of Alien and Aliens.

In this viral video (which is actually hosted on the real TED website)  Pearce as Weyland pretends to give a speech at a TED conference talk in 2023. Listen closely and you'll hear him lay the foundations for what could be a driving force in the last third act of Prometheus, especially when Weyland talks about the original legend of how man stole fire from the gods.

There's also a website that promises there will be more marketing events to come shortly: weylandindustries.com.

 

This bio of Weyland listed on there that has even more connections to the technology seen in Alien and Aliens:

 

Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

In a new article which features an interview with Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof, the Los Angeles Times also ran a new photo from the movie showing Noomi Rapace standing in the corridor of a biomechanical alien vessel. Although it's dark and gloomy, you can just make out two tall standing beings off to Rapace's right -- and there's our first piece of proof that the Space Jockey race will be seen in Prometheus.

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For his part Lindelof talks about Prometheus in terms of an epic. "The movie is definitely epic in its scope. One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean, who directed Lawrence of Arabia," the writer states. "We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we're all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet."

- The Los Angeles Times. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Friday, December 23, 2011

After three days of teasing us with previews for the first trailer, now the Prometheus trailer has finally gone online. While the imagery and actors may be different, the Prometheus trailer bears a similarity to the trailer for the first Alien movie.

 

 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

At long last we get to see the first poster for Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus, and we get a tagline: "The search for our beginning could lead to our end."

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This week's edition of Entertainment Weekly features four brand new images from Prometheus showing three of the crew inside a chamber, looking at what's been rumored to be inside an alien vessel or building: a giant human-looking head statue that gazes over a collection of strange urns covered in a blue mist. Another photo shows Charlize Theron and Idris Elba's characters watching something off-camera from the bridge of the Prometheus.

We're choosing not to run scans of the EW magazine because it violates copyright and it also sets a bad precedent: swiping someone else's exclusive scoop so you can grab the hits. Instead, let us send you to EW's website where they are sharing one of the telling photos.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

If you check the official Prometheus fan page listed on Facebook, then you'll see that there is a newly updated synopsis for the film. It also seems to confirm one of the rumored story elements said to be found in the film.

Here's what the synopsis reads:

"Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."

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Monday, August 29, 2011

More spy photos of some of the futuristic vehicles we'll see in Prometheus have gone up at the Alien Prequel News website. In particular there's a black ground car that looks like it could be distantly related to the Marines APC we saw in Aliens -- and it looks like it has a Weyland-Yutani company logo stenciled on the side of it.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Almost as if it were an afterthought in the mind of the journalist, a St. Petersberg Times entertainment reporter mentions that in addition to having a new prime-time show on CBS this fall, actor Patrick Wilson also has a role in Prometheus. This is the first mention of Wilson's involvement with the movie.

Wilson played the superhero Night Owl in Zack Snyder's film adaptation of Watchmen. He's also starred in this year's Insidious horror movie, played the villain role in The A-Team movie, starred opposite Kate Winslet in Little Children and appeared in 2005's Hard Candy.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It finally happened. Yesterday nearly two dozen screen grabs from the Prometheus footage screened at Comic-Con hit the Internet. Among the grabs were shots of the characters played by Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender, as well as grabs from inside the Space Jockey ship.

If you want to see the whole compilation, then check out this thread at the Alien vs. Predator Galaxy forums.

And then today, two more images appeared. One appears to be a photo taken of a corridor in the Jockey ship in-between scenes, and very much shows its Giger-esque look. The second photo contains more mystery:

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

While we know that the storyline for Prometheus has some ingredients that link it to Alien as well as Jon Spaihts earlier draft (when the project was still called untitled Alien prequel), we still don't know if Spaihts jettisoned script was titled Alien Harvest. If it was, what chunks of it went into the early development of Damon Lindelof's script for Prometheus?

Collider had the opportunity to ask Lindelof these questions and got some interesting answers back. Consider this cryptic answer that the writer gave when addressing what appealed to him about the Spaihts screenplay:

"There was a great idea nestled in the draft that was written by Jon Spaihts that sort of started this whole journey, that I felt was subtext and needed to become text, and that began the journey that Ridley and I went on."

This answer came in response to Lindelof saying that one of the facets of the original Alien that he likes is that there are mysteries presented in the story, like the Space Jockey's ship and the origins of the Alien eggs, that never got addressed.

Later on in the interview Lindelof is asked by Collider's reporter whether the Alien Harvest script that we reviewed last year is real or fake. His reply?

"What's Alien Harvest? Am I supposed to know what that is? ... Is Alien Harvest maybe a screenplay out there? ... I'm either playing a really good job at playing stupid, or I'm embarassed that I should know the answer to that, and I don't."

Read into that what you will.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The first official image from Prometheus has been released and it shows...someone in a spacesuit bouncing across a windswept, unhospitable place. That looks like a spaceship's landing leg to the right. The look of the suit and the ship does evoke the look of the technology seen in Alien, doesn't it?

Fox released the image as part of today's Prometheus panel at the San Diego Comic Con. Ridley Scott spoke to the crowd live via satellite since he's still in Iceland wrapping up filming. Damon Lindelof and cast member Charlize Theron were there in San Diego to talk about the movie and try to limit any answers about the movie's storyline or Theron's character to cryptic answers.

Scott did tell the crowd this: that he wants to "scare the shit" out of them when they see Prometheus, and that he's having the best time in years filming it.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Prometheus cast and crew have now moved from England and the soundstage to Iceland where outdoor scenes will be shot at the foot of the active Hekla volcano as well as the Dettifoss waterfall.

The question is why is Ridley Scott filming his outer space movie in Iceland? Because the raw scenery plays an important, if small, part in the film. "It will be 15 minutes in total, if all goes to plan," Scott told Ice News before laying down what could be a big spoiler for the movie.

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The director also likened Iceland's rugged landscape to a setting that's "Jurassic-like", also calling it a "massively beautiful country."

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Even though the movie has been shooting for over a month now, we're still hearing about additions to the cast. The newest face to join the deep space chiller is Ben Foster (who's had outer space experience starring in Pandorum.) There's no news about what the name is of Foster's character or the role he plays in Prometheus.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One of Ridley Scott's frequent collaborators dropped by the set of Prometheus to visit his pal. We know this because the man in question told his followers on Twitter.

Straight from the fingertips of Russell Crowe came this tweet: "Just visited Ridley on the set of PROMETHEUS, holy s**t what a set, another incredible job by Arthur Max and his miracle workers."

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