Screen Junkies » Prometheus http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:28:28 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Screen Junkies Awards: The Best Movie Trailers Of 2012 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-screen-junkies-awards-the-best-movie-trailers-of-2012/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-screen-junkies-awards-the-best-movie-trailers-of-2012/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:00:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=253203 The winners of something or other are here!

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Now that some time has passed and we’ve had a chance to look back, we’d like to pick the fresh scab on 2012 and crown its best and worst moments. Thus, the Screen Junkies Awards!

Today we’re taking a look at the best movie trailers of 2012. These are the previews that either thrilled us, shocked us, made us laugh, or weren’t the trailer for <em>Battleship</em>. The quality of these movies are up for debate, but their trailers are awesome and no one can take that away. Except for us if we decide to subject them to the Honest Trailers treatment.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


Sometimes a so-so film yields a great trailer. I’m sorry to say that in this case. I wanted Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be the best, most over-the-top, kick ass movie experience but the movie itself fell a little bit short. Then again, how can a film possibly live up to a trailer this good? Dude houses that tree!

Man Of Steel


Whether it’s a bird or a plane or a man, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot up in the air with Man Of Steel. We all want it to be great and if this trailer is any indication, it will be. Warner Bros just announced that if Man Of Steel is well-received, they’ll move forward with plans for the oft-delayed Justice League. No pressure, Zack Snyder. Stick to the basics — super-powered guys beating the tar out of each other in ridiculously unexpected and elaborate ways.

Pacific Rim


The morning that the trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim premiered, an audible “F*CK YEAH!!!” could be heard across the land. That was the sound made when thousands viewed gigantic robots using elbow rocket boosters to better punch enormous monsters in the face. Take that, Apocalypse!

Prometheus


It’s an AMAZING trailer. I STILL want to see the movie that it’s advertising.

Iron Man 3


When the trailer for the Shane Black-directed Iron Man 3 premiered, I pointed out that it looks awesome but also suspiciously like Lethal Weapon 2. The sequel seems to center around a wise-cracking hero struggling to protect his loved ones who also has his sweet, oceanfront home destroyed by a foreign enemy before being thrown to the bottom of the ocean. If only they got Joe Pesci in the film. He could replace Coulson.

Ted


Seth MacFarlane‘s transition to the big screen was a humongous success thanks mostly to this red band trailer. We always knew that Family Guy would be funnier with cursing. Awesomely harsh and abrasive New England-style cursing.

Star Trek Into Darkness


This trailer does its job and does it well. That job being to make everyone want to see the movie without revealing too much about the movie. Seriously, though. What the Hell is this movie about?

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Honest Trailers: ‘Prometheus’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-prometheus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-prometheus/#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2012 17:49:31 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251312 Okay. Simmer down. We did 'Prometheus'.

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Many of you were left cold by Prometheus. Ridley Scott took the hopes and dreams of millions of Alien fans and hugged them delicately before shattering them on the ground like a mock-sincere bully. Well, we’re not going to take that. Are you going to take that? I didn’t think so.

 The people have spoken and their voices were heard. And thus, we did something really nerdy with Prometheus footage. But mostly because we’re still pissed about Lost!

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Movie Theater Employee Spoils ‘Prometheus’ Worse Than Damon Lindelof Did http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-theater-employee-spoils-prometheus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/movie-theater-employee-spoils-prometheus/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:11:23 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249544 'Prometheus' sounds pretty metal.

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been a project veiled in secrecy since it was first announced. And today, even after weeks of wide release those who have seen it are careful not to spoil it for the rest of us. Except for the ticket-ripper at Regal Cinemas Thornton Place Stadium 14 in Seattle, Washington.

On June 18th, a man attended a screening of the film only to have a major plot point revealed by a Regal employee before he entered the theater. Spoilers ahead so if you want to see the film with fresh eyes, don’t read any further or visit the Regal Cinemas Thornton Place Stadium 14.

“I have to warn you: halfway through the movie, the main female character will perform a self-induced abortion,” said the ticket-ripper while welcoming the customer to Regal. 

After asking around, the man discovered the employee had been warning all viewers. Pissed off, he confronted the theater manager, and said he was mad about both the spoiler and also what he perceived as a political agenda. After then complaining to corporate, he was sent two free tickets. However, “no explanation was given as to why this had happened,” so the man sent back the tickets.

Yes, spoilers suck but I think warning the viewer is a good idea. All offensive films should be spoiled from now on. Like so, “I have to warn you: the main female character is played by Tyler Perry.”

These are the kinds of things we deserve to know! (The Stranger)

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8 Disastrous Cases Of First Contact http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-disastrous-cases-of-first-contact/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/8-disastrous-cases-of-first-contact/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:31:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249129 Can't we all just get along?

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With Prometheus now in theaters, we get to meet another crew of astronauts attempting to make first contact with the beyond. Judging from the trailer, it doesn’t work out so well for them (with faces melting and other manner of alien attack). Of course, this is nothing new, as most movies about man meeting alien usually end up bloody or with someone or something getting probed. I’m kind of at the point where I’d be worried if first contact did go well. We’re like oil and water with these alien lifeforms.

Attack the Block

If you’re an alien species looking to get your freak on in an interstellar mating ritual, you can pick a better place to bump uglies than a South London council estate. For one, the residents there might have a strong violent reaction to the sight of an outer space beast. Secondly, have you ever heard of a little something called romance?

Independence Day

Independence Day is probably the worst case of alien first contact going awry. The story begins with alien spacecrafts positioning themselves over key locations across the globe. Places like the Empire State Building, the U.S. Bank Tower, the White House. Before long, the alien visitors are wiping these places off the map with powerful lasers. They even destroyed the Capitol Records building (perhaps as a means of retaliation against Duran Duran). Luckily for Earth, President Bill Pullman escaped the onslaught and teamed up with a ragtag group of survivors to overthrow our attackers. Day saved but definitely a bad first impression.

Contact

Not a disaster in the sense that a bunch of people died horribly, more of a disaster in that it left the audience dissatisfied. When it was announced that the man who brought us the Back to the Future series, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?; and Forrest Gump was tackling a film about contact with aliens, everyone was pretty excited. Amplifying that excitement was the production’s refusal to reveal advance images of the alien. But in the end it turned out to just look like David Morse, who we were pretty used to seeing at that point. Minds not blown.

Fire in the Sky

Humanity itself wasn’t threatened in this science fiction horror film based on true events, but abducting a man and probing him isn’t exactly a meet-cute. On average, it’s incredibly rare that people are unable to keep down mild foods after meeting one another for the first time. Yes, it sometimes does happen but so, so rare.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a perfect example of the blame falling on us. The plot begins when an alien ambassador lands in Washington on a goodwill mission. When he produces a device, he is shot by a nervous soldier. This causes his robot sentry Gort to unleash a weapon of his own that disintegrates all in it’s path. Seriously. Our bad. We don’t even really know that soldier very well.

Flight of the Navigator

Considering it’s PG-rated, Flight of the Navigator doesn’t feature cities burning or organs being harvested. However, that’s not to say it’s a smooth example of alien first contact. For starters, the main character is a twelve-year old boy abducted from his home in 1978 and transplanted to 1986. Generally it’s a bad idea to kidnap an Earth child when trying to ingratiate oneself to our planet. That’s just a rule of thumb that aliens might want to consider following.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Again with the kid-snatching! Not cool.

Mars Attacks!

Criminally ignored by movie-goers, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! is a masterpiece. When Martians send a message to the citizens of Earth that they are planning to visit our planet, and idealistic flock gathers to meet them. Only to be massacred by their superior weaponry. The Martian Ambassador then apologizes for the incident, citing that it was just a case of culture clash. The Martians are then re-invited to make first contact, this time with Congress. Who they also massacre with their superior weaponry. Turns out the Martians had no hope for peace or motive to their attacks. They’re just dicks.

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Noomi Rapace Gets Her Own ‘Prometheus’ Viral Video http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/noomi-rapace-gets-her-own-prometheus-viral-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/noomi-rapace-gets-her-own-prometheus-viral-video/#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 18:28:33 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248729 And to answer your question, yes, it's pretty weird.

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To ensure that you’re able to freak out and obsess over every single Prometheus detail in existance, the marketing team has gone ahead and created more details to freak out and obsess over. Previously we’ve seen viral videos supporting the film starring Guy Pearce as well as Michael Fassbender. Now it’s Noomi Rapace’s turn.

Kinda intense for a dating profile, but I’d still go out with her.

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‘Prometheus’ Gets An ‘R’ Rating, Which Is Awesome http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prometheus-gets-an-r-rating-which-is-awesome/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prometheus-gets-an-r-rating-which-is-awesome/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 08:33:07 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248482 "R" is short for "awesome."

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What the what? It’s a large-budget science-fiction epic that values its integrity more than it does mass-market appeal. Pinch me!

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a film that is sort of an Alien prequel, but if you say that, people will judge you for some reason, has officially been bestowed upon it an “R” rating. And you know what that means…

We’ll almost certainly be catching another glimpse of Michael Fassbender‘s penis. Hello, old friend.

Prometheus was given the rating due to “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language.” I’m pretty sure you can substitute “British genitals” for “intense images” to see what they’re really getting at.

In all seriousness, it’s great to see a movie stick to the screenwriters‘ original intent and not water down content for broader distribution. Further, it will be nice to see a smart, violent film along the lines of Alien and Terminator, rather than fare that tends to fall on one side of the line or the other.

It also helps that focus groups showed that children were unable to even pronounce “Prometheus” when ordering tickets at the box office. They were all “Promeefus.” It was adorable.

 

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A Look At The Coolest Film-Related Viral Videos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/a-look-at-the-coolest-film-related-viral-videos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/a-look-at-the-coolest-film-related-viral-videos/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:44:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248174 In honor of the campaign for 'Prometheus'...

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If you experienced a strange puckering in your nerdbutt yesterday, that’s for good reason. A second viral video has been released to promote Prometheus, this time focusing on the character played by Michael Fassbender. As with everything else we’ve seen from this film, it’s pretty awesome. You should check it out. Still, we really don’t have any idea what the film will be about beyond astronauts getting f*cked up.

This is a perfect example of how to market a film without spoiling it. The amount of production value used here is a turning point in the evolution of viral promotions. It’s slick and attention-grabbing and strong enough to draw the audience into the theater. I’m sure we’ll see this campaign’s influences in future viral marketing plans. Let’s take a look now at the viral videos that lead us up to this point.

Prometheus

In this second viral video, we’re introduced to Michael Fassbender’s David. Here David speaks about himself and what it’s like to be a robot created by Weyland Industries. There’s been a lot of speculation online that Fassbender would play an android in the film given his cherubic, blonde appearance. And now that cat’s out of the bag. Which teaches me to run up to the blondest person I see and check their fingerprints. Robots could be dwelling amongst us and we wouldn’t even know it.

Watchmen

This Watchmen viral video introduces the world to Dr. Manhattan by reviewing his origin and the innovations the supreme being brought to the fields of science, technology, renewable energy, and space exploration. However, he wasn’t able to convert atoms to do anything about that newscasters jacket. Even gods have their limits.

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Guy Pearce Is Future Donald Trump In The New ‘Prometheus’ Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/guy-pearce-is-future-donald-trump-in-the-new-prometheus-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/guy-pearce-is-future-donald-trump-in-the-new-prometheus-teaser/#comments Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:31:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=246435 The man could sell a ketchup popsicle to a xenomorph.

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Yesterday, the Internet was abuzz with rumors about who Guy Pearce is playing in the upcoming Alien prequel, Prometheus. The news was that he would play Peter Weyland, industrialist and the Weyland half of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. Those reports were in fact true and now we have a formal introduction to the man.

With this tease, directed by Luke Scott, we jump ahead thirteen years into the future for TED2023. Here, Pearce slimes it up as Peter Weyland while discussing his interest in changing the world. It’s a short bit that won’t appear in the actual film, but still a pretty cool nod to the world we currently inhabit. Gives me the impression that if anyone is going to stumble across alien xenomorphs, it would be a wealthy British entreprenuar. Richard Branson, I’m looking at you.

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International ‘Prometheus’ Trailer Highlights The Dangers Of Being A Spaceman http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/international-prometheus-trailer-highlights-the-dangers-of-being-a-spaceman/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/international-prometheus-trailer-highlights-the-dangers-of-being-a-spaceman/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:01:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=245554 I’m starting to feel really bad for the crew of the Prometheus. Not only do they have to travel far from home and those they love, but they also need...

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I’m starting to feel really bad for the crew of the Prometheus. Not only do they have to travel far from home and those they love, but they also need to deal with face-melting, dust storms, probably aliens, cryo-sleep morning wood, and ancient ruins collapsing on them. And that just seems to be the tip of the iceberg.

If anything, this international trailer for Ridley Scott’s maybe Alien prequel gives us a hint of the scope of this film. The large set pieces that build both the crew’s world and the alien civilization look massive and if we could figure out what the hell is going on here I’d bet we’re in for another tremendous science fiction film from Scott. Still feel bad that this bunch is being tortured, though. Then again, they’re all rather pretty and probably got unfair advantages at astronaut school. Maybe had they studied more, they wouldn’t have melted faces now. (via Twitch)

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The ‘Prometheus’ Trailer Is Here http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/im-so-sorry-about-all-the-teasers-but-the-prometheus-trailer-is-here/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/im-so-sorry-about-all-the-teasers-but-the-prometheus-trailer-is-here/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:31:19 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=240616 No more teasers...

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Early on in the new Prometheus trailer, you can hear a woman screaming “I’m so sorry.” I assume this apology is from some PR lackey and is intended for all the fans who had to sit through the “teasertrailers they’ve been putting out all week. Whoever invented the concept of a trailer for a trailer should be shot, and although the woman screaming is obviously alive, she sounds like she’s in a lot of pain, so that’s something.

At any rate, this trailer looks so bad ass that I’m willing to accept the apology. All is forgiven, Prometheus PR people. Let the healing begin.

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Ridley Scott Answers Your ‘Prometheus’ Questions http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-answers-your-prometheus-questions/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-answers-your-prometheus-questions/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:00:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240090 It will be set in space and you will hear screaming.

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There’s been a lot of back and forth in regards to whether Prometheus will be an Alien prequel or not. The official line now is that it was planned to be, but Ridley Scott switched it up while in production to create a wholly original story. Though he has mentioned in the past that the final scenes of the film will share DNA with the original Alien. That’s gross, dude.

Explain yourself, Ridley Scott.

“By the end of the third act you start to realize there’s a DNA of the very first alien, but none of the subsequent aliens. To tell you what that is is a pity, and I’m not going to tell you, because it’s actually pretty good, pretty organic to the process and to the original. But we go back, we don’t go forward.”

Scott also acknowledges that the Space Jockey from the original will be involved. Also, why the hell didn’t anyone notice or ask any questions about the giant corpse?

“Yeah, so there you have that. I was always amazed that, I mean, I’ve only done two science-fictions, but I was always amazed that no one asked who the hell the Space Jockey was. He wasn’t even called the Space Jockey. During the film they started to call it the Space Jockey. I don’t know who started that one off. I always thought it was amazing that no one ever asked who he was, and why was he there? What was all that about? I sat thinking about this for a while and thought, well, there’s a story! And the other four [films] missed it! So, here it is.”

And yes, H.R. Giger will be in da house.

“I brought him in, I showed him what we were doing, showed him the story and he liked it a lot” said Scott. “So he’s doing a little bit of work for me. He’s been doing some murals, big murals, which we’ll see in almost one of the first chambers we encounter when we land where we’re gonna go.”

And can we expect to see the alien itself devouring the cast?

“No. Absolutely not,” states Scott before joking, “They squeezed it dry. He (the xenomorph) did very well. (He laughs) He survived, he’s now in Disneyland in Orlando, and no way am I going back there. How did he end up in Disneyland? I saw him in Disneyland, Jesus Christ!”

I don’t know, but xenomorphs rampaging through Disneyland would make an awesome movie. (Filmophilia)

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9 Fox Studios Disasters More “Heartbreaking” Than The Leaked ‘Prometheus’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-fox-studios-disasters-more-heartbreaking-than-the-leaked-prometheus-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-fox-studios-disasters-more-heartbreaking-than-the-leaked-prometheus-trailer/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:55:22 +0000 Archibald Bayou III http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239245 Mr Popper's Penguins, anyone?

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Over Thanksgiving, sci-fi fans everywhere were stoked to find that a trailer for the upcoming Ridley Scott film Prometheus had been posted all over the internet. They were significantly less jazzed to learn that it was a badly bootlegged trailer, apparently shot with a handheld camera and featuring enough glare to blot out most of the picture. Still, what was visible was pretty exciting and reminiscent of the trailer for the original Alien, which Prometheus is intended as a quasi-prequel to.

Not everyone was happy to see the early footage though, including 20th Century Fox chairman Tom Rothman. Rothman told the press that the leak was “heartbreakingly unfair” to the finished product. We’re not sure why he’s worried. Most people are smart enough to understand that a grainy bootleg doesn’t represent what a finished film will look like, and if anything the hype generated by the trailer has boosted the film’s profile. Still, we appreciate his concern for the integrity of all of Fox’s cinematic art, especially since the last several years have taken a hammer to that sterling reputation. Here are nine Fox studios moments we found a bit more heartbreaking than the Prometheus trailer.

The Day the Earth Stood Still Gets Remade

The original The Day the Earth Stood Still is a sci-fi classic that has aged beautifully. The story, dealing with an alien race that has come to wipe out humanity before we can harm other planets with Nuclear weapons, has an anti-war message as relevant now as it was sixty years ago. Naturally, Fox decided to remake the film, only this time leaving out the strong characterization or storytelling. When a Keanu Reeves performance is only the 4th worst thing about your film, you know you have a problem. Instead of just promoting a gem of its back catalogue with a nice new DVD release, Fox forced out this turd of a remake, which not only tanked at the box office, but will likely harm the original’s reputation in the memories of future generations of film fans.

Avatar… in 3-D!

Avatar was a fine film. Its massive success has generated some backlash, and it certainly isn’t perfect, but it’s an entertaining, watchable movie, if maybe a bit too long. None of this is heartbreaking. What is heartbreaking is that it was released in 3-D… and became the highest grossing film ever. This has inspired every studio, especially Fox, to churn it out their new action films in 3-D, whether they were filmed with that in mind or not. This may grab the studios a few extra bucks per ticket in the short term, but it is turning away film goers who either get headaches from 3-D effects or are tired of paying extra for an effect they don’t want. James Cameron made 3-D an essential part of Avatar, and he labored for years to make sure every shot was gorgeous. For most of the rest however, its a cheap gimmick that is fun for a few minutes and quickly becomes annoying.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is Leaked- In Its Entirety

As stressed out as they are over a leaked trailer, imagine how pissed off Fox was in 2009 when Wolverine was released on the net, in it’s entirety. Fox tried to spin it as an early work print with unfinished special effects, but there were few noticeable differences in the finished film. Worst of all, fans who were honest and paid to see Wolverine were rewarded with two hours of incomprehensible garbage that nearly sunk the X-Men franchise. As if Fox hadn’t already killed enough good will with X-Men: The Last Stand, three years earlier. It all worked out in the end, however, as the recent X-Men: First Class has righted the ship, and Fox has no doubt upped their security to keep such leaks from happening again. Except when it comes to bootlegged trailers.

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This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful For ‘Prometheus’ Stills From ‘Entertainment Weekly’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/this-thanksgiving-be-thankful-for-prometheus-stills-from-entertainment-weekly/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/this-thanksgiving-be-thankful-for-prometheus-stills-from-entertainment-weekly/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:05:02 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=237767 Here you go. It looks more like 'Entertainment Weekly' than it does a movie.

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Entertainment Weekly has our first looks at Prometheus stills, and boy, oh, boy are they pictures from the movie!

The images prove that the news about casting Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron weren’t dirty lies after all. I knew it!

These pics really don’t lend themselves to commentary, but it would appear that Ridley Scott’s Alien sort-of prequel has some ancient alien heads, nifty uniforms and spacesuits, and an extremely pixelated spaceship (though that could just be the scan quality).

Draw your own conclusions from these, or conservatively wait to pass judgment until you get more information. Sorry if that sounded judge-y. I seriously don’t care what you do.

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Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Talks ‘Prometheus’, Makes Peace With ‘Lost’ Fans http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-exclusive-damon-lindelof-talks-prometheus-makes-peace-with-lost-fans/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-exclusive-damon-lindelof-talks-prometheus-makes-peace-with-lost-fans/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:35:33 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221478 You must accept that it's not an 'Alien' prequel.

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Ridley Scott was going to do a prequel to Alien. Then it was going to be two prequels, or a prequel and a sequel to the prequel that was still a prequel to Alien. But he decided to just make it an original science fiction movie, and a new sci-fi movie from the director of Alien and Blade Runner ain’t too shabby.

So Damon Lindelof was hired to adapt the prequel screenplay into the new movie Prometheus. Lindelof and Prometheus star Charlize Theron came to Comic-Con to tease a little about their new movie. I got some alone time with Lindelof to dig for remaining Alien references in Prometheus, and confirm that the explanations I thought the final season of Lost revealed really were the answers.

Q: It’s exciting that the Alien prequel turned into an original story. Will there still be some nice details for the Alien fans to get out of Prometheus?

DL: When I was younger and I first saw Alien and Blade Runner, I had it in my head that one of them was a sequel to the other. I didn’t know exactly which came first but clearly Ash is a robot so I just always figured Earth is having this issue with these blade runners and these replicants, but meanwhile the Nostromo was off having this adventure on LV-426 so I just grouped them together. I didn’t realize until about three or four years later, those movies aren’t related to each other in any way. They were just both directed by the same guy. So that’s the way that I really think of Prometheus. This movie is going to be in the same lexicon of the Ridley Scott science fiction ouvre. You could hold it up next to Blade Runner or Alien. It’s almost a mash-up in terms of the fundamental ideas presented in both but for fans of either of those movies, there are going to be all sorts of Easter eggs, for lack of a better word, that synchronize it in that world of the Ridley Scott science fiction ouvre.

Q: Maybe a mention of Weyland-Yutani?

DL: I don’t want to comment directly on that. I’m going to be overly protective of that kind of stuff.

Q: Is it still a good old-fashioned spaceship movie?

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DL: I don’t know what an old-fashioned spaceship movie looks like but I know that there is a spaceship in this movie and some of the movie takes place on it. But other than that, when you say good old-fashioned spaceship movie, what suddenly pops into my head is spaceships flying at each other, shooting lasers, that kind of a movie versus more of a Nostromo movie.

Q: Actually I was thinking Alien where people live on a spaceship for two hours.

DL: I do think that this movie will evoke the movie that you’re describing, although it doesn’t spend as much time on the ship as Alien does.

Q: What fun can a guy like you have in that canvas?

DL: An incredible amount of fun. What actually happened is this guy named John Spates actually wrote a really good Alien prequel script and when it was presented to me, it was presented with the caveat of is there a way to make this have nothing to do with Alien? Can it be its own original movie? For me it was really just a matter of taking the stuff that was the subtext of that draft and making it the text of a new, original movie and moving the stuff that were the tropes of the Alien movies – awesome tropes by the way, face huggers, chest busters, xenomorphs – and moving that kind of stuff way down below. If you were going to it and wanting a taste of that it would be there but that’s not what it’s about because the audience has already experienced all those things. Not just in the original Alien or Aliens but Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection and Alien Vs. Predator so it’s gotten to the point now where something bursting out of somebody’s chest or sticking to their face isn’t new and exciting anymore. That idea is 30 years old. So how could we infuse this movie with new ideas that made it feel original and at the same time pay homage to the fact that we’re building it on the foundation of that earlier movie.

Q: Does it rule out doing an actual Alien prequel?

DL: No, I don’t think it does. I think that there might actually be people out there who watch Prometheus and say, “This is an Alien prequel” but it’s a prequel in sort of a different sense than I’m used to. Isn’t it more interesting to think of a movie that takes place in the Alien universe, there are some familiar things that you will see along the way but if there were a sequel to Prometheus, it would not be Alien. That to me had to be the goal. God willing, if Prometheus is successful, and there is a sequel, it won’t be Alien because the end of this movie, if this movie is A to Z, Z is not there’s a bunch of eggs laying on the floor of LV-426. Z in this movie is entirely different although people will watch this movie and say, “I feel like I have a different contextual framework now for the original Alien, I’m going to watch it again. I feel like I know a little bit more than I knew before.”

Q: Was one of the frustrations of dealing with the end of loss that you would say, “Okay, the island is the source of all life” and people would still say, “No really, what is the island?”

DL: Yeah, you sort of get into this dance with the audience where ultimately I think we realized that people had theories that were better than what the show gave them in their heads, and in some cases might have been better than what the show gave them. They didn’t want to be told that their theories were wrong. Once we started moving out of question mode and into answer mode, people would get more and more angry at the show because the show moved into a modality where it was essentially saying, “You know all the countless hours that you’ve spent thinking about the show and coming up with ingenious and brilliant theories for what the answers to some of these mysteries might be? Well, now we’re going to tell you that you’re wrong for the next three years.” I completely and totally get that frustration because as a fanboy, I experience it myself.

Q: But you’re missing the fun if you don’t go with that.

DL: Totally and I’ll take that. There was a point in my life where it was upsetting and frustrating but I’ve now reached a point where I’m enormously grateful for it because people engaged with the show on that intense of a level. It’s like if you’re going to be really angry, I’ll take that over couldn’t care less.

Q: I see them bringing in the next reporter but as they give me the wrap up, are you putting pen to paper for Star Trek 2 yet?

DL: Fingers to keyboard.

Q: But are actual script pages getting written?

DL: It is definitely starting, continuing.

 

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Comic-Con 2011: Ridley Scott Only Does 3D Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-ridley-scott-only-does-3d-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/comic-con-2011-ridley-scott-only-does-3d-now/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:16:17 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221441 Say it isn't so, Ridley.

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Earlier today during the 20th Century Fox panel, Comic-Con attendees got a first look at footage from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The director chimed in over video chat from Iceland, where he’s currently shooting the film. Apparently the 3D format that Ridley has been utilizing latched onto his face and got into his brain because he made a shocking statement:

I will never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes.

Say whaaaaaaaat, Ridley? Can it be? Is an auteur such as him falling head over heels in love with 3D now? The director elaborated:

3D has been a wonderful exercise but I was brought up as a camera operator so its really about lensing and all that kind of stuff. So with the help I’ve had from a wonderful cameraman and his technical team its been, for me, a pretty straight forward ride. That said I’ll never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes. I love the whole process. 3D opens up the universe of even a small dialogue scene so I’ve been very impressed with that.

I get a former camera operator such as himself falling in love with the whole depth thing, but c’mon, aren’t we all getting tired of wearing those clunky glasses for two straight hours? What do you guys think? Maybe it’s time we accept that 3D is here to stay.

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Behold, The First Image From ‘Prometheus’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/behold-the-first-image-from-prometheus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/behold-the-first-image-from-prometheus/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:13:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=221336 Our jaws are salivating too.

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Prometheus has been cloaked in mystery so far and sadly, this still doesn’t do much to lift the veil. Warner Bros has released this first image from Ridley Scott‘s maybe-Alien prequel which shows a crew member touching down on an alien planet in the middle of a sandstorm or large scale bee attack. No word on whether this is Noomi Rapace or Charlize Theron but it’s definitely not an alien with a smaller, scarier mouth inside it’s already pretty scary larger mouth. Hopefully, we’ll know more soon as the film is slated to Comic-Con it up this afternoon.

In the meantime, check out the film’s official synopsis and the still.

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.

(Collider)

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Damon Lindelof Is Saying Stuff About ‘Prometheus’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/damon-lindelof-is-saying-stuff-about-prometheus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/damon-lindelof-is-saying-stuff-about-prometheus/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:26:06 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=218303 Predator will not be allowed within 500 yards of the set.

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First it was announced that Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus was intended to be a prequel to his science fiction classic, Alien. Then Lost‘s Damon Lindelof was brought on to work on the script, and it was suddenly no longer a prequel but an original story. And then we heard reports that it may actually still be a film that takes place within the Alien universe. What the hay?

Lindelof has now shared his side of the events and whether or not Prometheus has ties to the Alien films.

It started as an Alien prequel. That is what everybody wanted it to be. Obviously, Ridley Scott has not made a science fiction movie in 25 years, since Blade Runner, so the idea that he’s returning to this genre is huge. But there is a real issue which is — what is the state of the Alien franchise at this point in our lives? There has been Alien vs. Predator and all these things, and its been completely and totally diluted. I’ve always felt that really good prequels should be original movies. And the sequels to those prequels should not be the movie which already exists because, with all due respect to anyone who makes a prequel, but why would you ruin the greatest twist in the history of cinema, “Luke, I am your father”, by showing me three movies which basically spoil that surprise. You can do movies which take place before Star Wars, but I don’t need to see the story of the Skywalker clan. Show me something else which I can’t guess the possible outcome of. There is no suspense in inevitability. So a true prequel should essentially proceed the events of the original film, but be about something entirely different, feature different characters , have an entirely different theme, although it takes place in that same world. That was my fundamental feeling about what this movie wanted to be.”

We shouldn’t expect Predator to show up (until the second sequel at least). Lindelof also talks about how his contributions impacted the material.

“And truth be told, it wasn’t script doctoring in the strictest sense because the draft that existed before I came on was written by this guy named Jon Spaihts and it was very good. And there were a lot of things in the movie, Prometheus, which were Jon Spaihts and I feel like somewhere in the media reconstruction of this story, the tale is that I come in, I pitch an entirely new story, and its so original that everything else gets thrown out and that’s what we’re doing. In my brain, that’s not exactly what happened. But I also do feel that this movie is the movie I would want to see as a fanboy, take place in that Alien universe, which precedes the events of the original Alien, but is not necessarily burdened by all the tropes of that franchise with Facehuggers and Chestbursters, and all that stuff that I love…but its sorta like, we’ve seen it before, can we do something different this time? And thats the movie that Ridley wanted to make. And when you’re working with an auteur, you basically just shut your mouth and listen and try to transcribe and channel the vision of that person, and get out of the way.”

So it was Ridley Scott who pushed the story into more original territory. That’s cool. I just still hope that something eats people in it. (via Collider)

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Official Bidness: Guy Pearce To Guy Pearce It Up In ‘Prometheus’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-guy-pearce-to-guy-pearce-it-up-in-prometheus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-guy-pearce-to-guy-pearce-it-up-in-prometheus/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 18:38:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210001 This could be his Guy Pearciest role yet.

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Guy Pearce has in fact joined the cast of Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. Though we don’t know much about the top-secret Alien prequel, let’s assume it involves running around on a spaceship and probably playing a cocky guy who gets eaten. If that is the case, that’s a perfect role for Guy Pearce. I can imagine him running around on a spaceship right now. Ducking behind corners. Sometimes doing science stuff. It could be his Guy Pearciest role yet.

He’ll be joining Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Rafe Spall, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, and Logan Marshall-Green. No idea why Cillian Murphy isn’t also a part of this project. Maybe his voice-mailbox was full when they called. (The Playlist)

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Ridley Scott Decides To Make Logan Marshall-Green Famous By Casting Him In ‘Prometheus’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-decides-to-make-logan-marshall-green-famous-by-casting-him-in-prometheus/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ridley-scott-decides-to-make-logan-marshall-green-famous-by-casting-him-in-prometheus/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:33:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201598 Green's resume includes roles in Brooklyn's Finest, "The O.C.", and Devil, which makes him really, really lucky to have scored this coveted role.

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The Prometheus train keeps chugging along with news today that Ridley Scott has scored Logan Marshall-Green as one of the leads of the secretive project.  Green’s resume includes roles in Brooklyn’s Finest, “The O.C.”, and Devil, which makes him really, really lucky to have scored this coveted role. Adding to his good fortune is the fact that he will be playing Holloway, a spaceship crewman and the love interest of the lovely Noomi Rapace. It looks like positioning yourself as the poor man’s Sam Worthington can actually pay off. Huh.

Of course, Marshall-Green is just the latest name in a long list of announced cast members that includes: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, and Kate Dickie. Since the plot has yet to be divulged, the outstanding roles ar unknown, but light a candle in the hope that Ridley Scott has a spot reserved for Betty White. She’s just the best. (Deadline)

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Michael Fassbender Confirms ‘Prometheus’ Is Sorta, Kinda ‘Alien’-y http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-fassbender-confirms-prometheus-is-sorta-kinda-alien-y/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-fassbender-confirms-prometheus-is-sorta-kinda-alien-y/#comments Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:48:25 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30529 In addition, Fassbender quietly confirms the kind of character he's playing. Hint: It may not be human, you guys.

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Michael Fassbender is doing the “robot” for Ridley Scott. He will go from playin the Master of Magnetism Magneto in X-Men: First Class, to playing a metal man in Prometheus, the I-Can’t-Believe-It-Is-Or-Isn’t-Alien movie. We already heard this in January, but now it’s been quietly confirmed by the android himself.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, when asked whether or not he was playing a tin man, Fassbender said, ”I don’t know what I can say!” Then he reportedly nodded in the affirmative. Or maybe I should say, “a-firm-a-tive.” (Please imagine that being said in an android voice.)

However, that’s not all. Fassbender confirmed the wisdom of internet rumor droids by stating the following about the connections between Alien and Prometheus:

“[Prometheus is] a different story, but it’s also got the traditional roots. Alien fans will recognize things in it. It’s not ignoring Alien, there’s still a link to that world. But it’s a different story. It’s definitely connected, though.”

So there is a connection. Does that mean Prometheus will also connect with the unreleased, Japanese 8-bit Aliens NES game? I can only speculate about it and hope an actor confirms, potentially blowing his non-disclosure agreement. (ComingSoon)

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‘Prometheus’ Adds Three More Bodies To The Menu http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prometheus-adds-three-more-bodies-to-the-menu/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/prometheus-adds-three-more-bodies-to-the-menu/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:21:19 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29833 Actors are apparently lined up around the block to get chewed up by the aliens in Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'.

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Actors are apparently lined up around the block to get chewed up by the non-Alien-or-are-they? aliens in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. And the next lucky chosen three are Idris Elba of “The Wire,” Sean Harris of the Red Riding trilogy, and Kate Dickie of Red Road.

Apparently this isn’t your run-of-the-mill casting either, since all 3 actors had to sign secrecy agreements and were only allowed to read the story for the movie by visiting Ridley Scott’s office (maybe Ridley Scott is just a big pervert?). While this level of secrecy means no word on what characters they’ll be playing, it’s also leading some to speculate that the movie we know as Prometheus might actually be an offical Alien movie after all, and this is all just smokescreen designed to keep us off-guard. We’ll just have to wait and see just how much “Alien DNA” will be in Prometheus. (via Collider)

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The Aliens In ‘Prometheus’ Are ‘Alien’ Aliens, But Not Exactly? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-aliens-in-prometheus-are-alien-aliens-but-not-exactly/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-aliens-in-prometheus-are-alien-aliens-but-not-exactly/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 03:42:18 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29795 The rumor is that the film features the 'Alien' aliens, but in a different form. Maybe they're all Cloverfields now?

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My understanding was that Prometheus, which began life as Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, was now going to be a separate film altogether. However, according to rumors posted on Bleeding Cool, the new movie will at least take place in the same fictional universe, sort of like how “Family Matters” and “Step By Step” take place in the same universe, because Urkel visited the Lamberts via jet pack, but the two shows are otherwise separate. Exactly like that.

These reports are based on rumors from “reliable” sources, so don’t go hopping aboard the Nostromo just yet. What I’m hearing is that these are Xenomorphs, just in a different form than we’re used to:

Remember how the alien took on canine qualities after gestating in a dog? You may even suppose that the first film’s alien was so recognisably humanoid because it had grown in a human. The same applies here: generation by generation, the creature mutates. As Prometheus begins, the xenomorph is not too recognisable. Sure, it has that alien DNA that Scott and Fassbender teasingly referred to, but it’s missing… well, it’s missing human DNA. Or dog DNA.

All you have to do is imagine how it might look if it were to mix DNA with another alien species… and I think we’re starting to work it all out.

This strikes me as a very 2009 Star Trek-ish workaround for including Prometheus in the Alien universe without having to deal much at all with established continuity. These aliens will look like anybody they’re grown inside, which could be tentacled octo-monsters, Cloverfields or mutant turtles, and the film may take place on the other side of the same galaxy as Ripley and friends. Problem solved.

Oh, and the title might not be Prometheus at all. Based on this info, may I humbly suggest, Quasi-Alien: The Porcupine-Aliens Strike. (/Film, Bleeding Cool)

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Funny Name Makes Good: Scoot McNairy Offered Parts In ‘Cogan’s Trade’, ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/funny-name-makes-good-scoot-mcnairy-offered-parts-in-cogans-trade-prometheus-and-abe-lincoln-vampire-hunter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/funny-name-makes-good-scoot-mcnairy-offered-parts-in-cogans-trade-prometheus-and-abe-lincoln-vampire-hunter/#comments Thu, 17 Feb 2011 03:45:02 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27724 You'd think a name like that would put his headshot and resume in the "???" pile, but it turns out McNairy ('Art School Confidential') is a hot name right now.

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Would a Scoot McNairy, by any other name, book so many roles? I have no idea. You’d think a name like that would land his headshot and resume in the “???” pile, but it turns out McNairy (Art School Confidential) is a very hot name right now.

The actor has accepted a lead role in the Brad Pitt film Cogan’s Trade, directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James By The– Yadda Yadda Yadda). However, as if that weren’t enough, he’s been offered lead roles in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Ridley Scott’s I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Alien movie Prometheus. Forget scoot-ing, this guy will have to sprint from set-to-set with a calendar that chock full o’ tentpoles.

Someone once talked me out of changing my name to “Shoo McFloozy.” Now I’m wondering if the courts are still open. (Deadline)

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Charlize To Play Some Role In Prometheus (Enough With The Secrecy, Ridley) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/charlize-to-play-some-role-in-prometheus-enough-with-the-secrecy-ridley/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/charlize-to-play-some-role-in-prometheus-enough-with-the-secrecy-ridley/#comments Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:07:17 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26541 Charlize Theron is joining Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace for the sci-fi project that contains "strands of Alien's DNA."

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Prometheus has wrangled Charlize Theron for an unspecified role (though Playlist claims she was in talks for a supporting role), which may or may not be a surprise, depending on how close you consider the defunct Alien prequel to its bastard incarnation known simply as Prometheus. Charlize Theron was reported to have been in talks for the prequel, which, unbeknownst to almost everyone, was actually Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s secretive project that amy or may not exist within the Alien universe. Both literally and figuratively.

Theron built a name for herself in the realm of science fiction with the little-ballyhooed Aeon Flux which came out in 2005, though it feels like over a decade ago. She will join the already-announced Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace in the epic sci-fi project that we still know very little about. It in unknown if Theron’s participation will render moot the rumors that Angelina Jolie was circling the project, as it’s unknown if they were after the same part. Having both in the same film would really put to the test an audiences tolerance for cheekbone definition, so perhaps Jolie’s exclusion would serve as a blessing.

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Bruckheimer Takes Finely Groomed Facial Hair To Space http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bruckheimer-takes-finely-groomed-facial-hair-to-space/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bruckheimer-takes-finely-groomed-facial-hair-to-space/#comments Fri, 04 Feb 2011 23:50:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24998 Spaihts and Bruckheimer are "in like" with each other, and news of their second project together should take things to the next level.

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Screenwriter Jon Spaihts and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are “in like” with each other, and the news of their second project together should take things to the next level. No details are available for the project, but Variety calls it a “space adventure,” which we could have easily assumed given Spaihts’ track record of Prometheus (he wrote the first draft), The Darkest Hour, Shadow 19, and Passengers, all of which are space adventures.

This will be the second sci-fi adventure for the duo, who had earlier teamed up for World War Robot (also a space adventure), a graphic novel adaptation that portrays ”a small band of humans and robots facing off in a battle on Earth, the moon and Mars.” Best of luck to the poor bastards who are part of the production design team on that one.

While no specifics were mentioned, expect the film to convey the understated elegance and quiet dignity that Bruckheimer and alien adventure films are known for. (Variety)

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Official Bidness: Fassbender To Play (Non-Google-Based) Android http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-fassbender-to-play-non-google-based-android/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-fassbender-to-play-non-google-based-android/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:06:18 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22596 Michael Fassbender has joined Ridley Scott's non-Alien Alien prequel, Prometheus.

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Michael Fassbender has joined Ridley Scott’s non-Alien Alien prequel, Prometheus. He’ll star opposite Noomi Rapace, who is playing a non-Ripley Ripley. Fassbender will play an android, but don’t you go thinking it’s Bishop or an HTC Incredible, because you’d look ridiculously silly. He was offered the role last year when the movie was still an official Alien prequel, but it took him awhile to decide if his cheek bones could be more or as equally convincing as Lance Henriksen’s. You made the right choice, sir.

Prometheus will hit theaters March 9, 2012. Don’t start spazzing out until at least late January. (THR)

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‘Prometheus’ To Be A Summer Behemoth Instead Of A Spring Behemoth http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/promethus-to-be-a-summer-behemoth-instead-of-a-spring-behemoth/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/promethus-to-be-a-summer-behemoth-instead-of-a-spring-behemoth/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:46:47 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22449 'Prometheus' is getting a summer 2012 release.

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, which started life as a prequel to his classic 1979 Alien but now just has Alien’s “DNA,” is being moved from March 9, 2012 to June 8, 2012. This is pretty interesting news, since it might mean that the studio has some increased confidence in the project. They have reason to be, since Alien is one of the most enduringly popular movies to come out of the 70s. Consider me optimistic (or some previously undiscovered snarky equivalent).

Prometheus will star Noomi Rapace and the script will be by Damon Lindelof and Ridley Scott. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Naomi Watts Greatly Increases Boob Count Of ‘J. Edgar’ Cast http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/naomi-watts-greatly-increases-boob-count-of-j-edgar-cast/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/naomi-watts-greatly-increases-boob-count-of-j-edgar-cast/#comments Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:55:50 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22378 Also increased: the chances for an explicit lesbian sex scene.

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Naomi Watts, who I know mostly for her hot sex scenes in Mulholland Drive and 21 Grams, where you totally see her boobs, joins the cast of the new Clint Eastwood directed J. Edgar Hoover biopic.

The promising-looking J. Edgar also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Westwick and Ken Howard, but let’s be real here. None of those actors have boobs (that I’m aware of, at least), and none of them have simulated lesbian sex on film (unless Westwick was in a weird student film or something). That’s where Academy Award nominated Naomi Watts comes in. She’ll offer a nuanced, yet emotional take on J. Edgar Hoover’s loyal secretary, and a willingness to put those lovely boobs in front of a camera. Awesome.

Charlize Theron was rumored to be the front runner for the role, but hopefully she’ll be flashing her boobs to aliens in Prometheus, the new almost-Aliens movie by Ridley Scott. (Deadline)

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Disney Slates ‘John Carter’ Against ‘Prometheus’ In Move That Should Last A Week http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-slates-john-carter-against-prometheus-in-move-that-should-last-a-week/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/disney-slates-john-carter-against-prometheus-in-move-that-should-last-a-week/#comments Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:34:00 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=18900 The realizations that Prometheus can't push them around and that Tim Burton is just one man has caused Disney to move the dates of two 2012 releases.

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The realization that Prometheus can’t push them around and that Tim Burton is just one man has caused Disney to move the dates of two huge 2012 releases. Playlist reports Disney is taking a stand against the Ridley Scott giant Prometheus by moving their summer blockbuster, John Carter of Mars, from June 8, 2012 to March 9, 2012, which pits the two sci-fi epics directly against each other. Of course, this is a chest-puffing move by Disney, and neither side will let their sales be cannibalized by the other, so look for another move in the not-too distant future. The only question will be who blinks first.

In order to make room for John Carter of Mars, the Mouse has moved their original offering that weekend, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, to October 5th, 2012. October dates always seem like a good fit for Burton’s fare, but the move was more likely made as he prepares to shoot Dark Shadows next. Plus, Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp have lives too, so maybe they asked Timmy to space that shit out. Frankenweenie is an animated feature-length adaptation of a short Burton did a number of years back, so while it may not be a blockbuster, it will probably appeal to Americans who have gotten to know and love Burton’s recent watered-down type of creepy.

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