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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 »
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Confirmation that Guy Pearce is indeed among the cast of Prometheus arrived today. Still, no one knows anything about Pearce's character or how he fits into the plot.- Indiewire. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Is Guy Pearce starring in Prometheus? That's what someone who works in the film business told the CHUD website today. According to this individual, Pearce was spotted on the set because he's working on the film.
While CHUD couldn't confirm the authenticity of the scoop at the time of publication, they did receive two other emails later on that also backed up the original scooper's report,- CHUD. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, March 7, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
An interesting rumor comes out of England today from Bleeding Cool. In it a source leaks some small spoilers that, while answering one question, raises even more about what kind of alien forms we'll see in the movie.
BC's mole tells the site that the Giger Alien creature is in Prometheus but "you might not recognize them - at least, not at first." The idea is that the Alien takes on the characteristics of its host species, as was established in the first and third Alien movies. When we see the Alien creature in Prometheus, it's a version that came from another different alien species, so it will look non-human and more unearthly than the form we've seen the creature in before.
The site also learned that part of the movie takes place on a planet that's been terraformed, and the resulting environment is "perfect" for the Alien to exist in.- Bleeding Cool. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, January 30, 2011
When Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox announced their Prometheus movie they told us that it was unconnected to the Alien movie franchise nearly completely. (Scott's actual quote said that Alien fans would be able to recognize "DNA" from his original 1979 film in Prometheus.) But now there's a report that there might not just be actual Alien DNA in Prometheus but that there will be appearances by the creature as well as the Space Jockey.
Here's what Sky Movies' source told them:
- "They've built the 'space jockey' cockpit at Pinewood as seen in the original Alien film, so it definitely takes place in the same world as Alien."
- "Part of the film will be shot in Morocco. I’ve heard that some sort of archaeological dig where they discover alien DNA takes place there and that DNA gives them the coordinates for an alien world. I've also heard Morocco is being used for alien planet landscapes so I’m not sure if it's an archaeological dig on another planet."
- "The main spaceship in the film will be piloted by an enormous head which I assume will be CGI. Yep, sounds weird but I assume some of the technology will be sort of biomechanical."
Bear in mind that none of this has been confirmed by secondary sources (except that sets are being built at Pinewood.) Do any of our sources want to step up and tell us what they've heard?- Sky Movies. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Michael Fassbender has been secured to star in Prometheus. He'll play a character that is an artificial lifeform, better known as an android in the Alien universe. Fassbender's character's name hasn't been revealed yet.
The actor will next be seen playing the young Magneto in X-Men: First Class this summer. You may recall him as Lt. Hicox in Inglourious Basterds or the villain Burke in Jonah Hex.- The Hollywood Reporter. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Fox has now pushed back the release of Prometheus from March 9 to June 8, 2012. The 3/9/12 date was chosen by Disney for its John Carter of Mars movie last week, and it seems that Fox doesn't want to face sci-fi competition for its title. Currently no other movie has announced plans to release on June 8, 2012.- 20th Century Fox. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Sunday, January 16, 2011
In a surprising announcement, 20th Century Fox has announced that its Alien prequel has metamorphed into a different and entirely original science fiction idea. Now called Prometheus, Fox and director Ridley Scott have set the ambitious release date of March 9, 2012 for the movie. Noomi Rapaci (star of the original Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) has been confirmed to play the lead role in the Prometheus movie, a scientist named Elizabeth Shaw. The studio also revealed that there are four remaining major roles left to be cast in Prometheus.
"While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place," explained the director in a press announcement. "The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien's DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn't be more pleased to have found the singular tale I'd been searching for, and finally return to this genre that's so close to my heart."
The story for Prometheus is being credited to Jon Spaihts, the screenwriter that penned the first draft of the Alien prequel, and Damon Lindelof, the Lost writer/producer that was brought in to work on Spaihts' story last fall. "In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots, I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley's vision was for this movie," said Lindelof. "It's daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects. When I sat in a movie theater as a kid, feet raised off the floor for fear that something might grab my ankles, I never dreamed in my wildest imagination I would one day get to collaborate with the man responsible for it. Working alongside him has been nothing short of a dream come true."
No other story details concerning Prometheus was given in the announcement. [Full story]- 20th Century Fox. Comment on this Scoop (0)