Two Prometheus Featurettes: One Character Study, One Promise To Scare The Shit Out Of You
Am I the only one who suspects that by the time Prometheus finally hits theaters in the US on June 8th we’ll have seen the entire movie cut up into little bits? There is a serious amount of promo material for Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe. It feels like every single day there’s another video, TV spot, poster, or some other bit of advertising from 20th Century Fox. And today is no different, with a pair of new behind the scenes featurettes.
The first is similar to the Charlize Theron clip from a few days ago, where she talks about her role. This time around, Logan Marshall-Green sits down and talks about his character, Charlie Holloway. Charlie is a scientist, but more of an adventure scientist than your typical nerdy bookworm. He’s the more reckless, headstrong, go get’em part of their expedition, whereas Noomi Rapace’s character is on a quest of pure discovery. Marshall-Green promises loads of action, and that Prometheus will live up to the lofty expectations.
The second video digs into “The Vision of Prometheus.” This is a more standard behind the scenes style feature, where the cast and crew talk about how great the movie is, and how it’s always been a dream to work with Ridley Scott. They briefly delve into the special effects—this is really the first discussion of the 3D in the movie that I’ve come across so far—and talk about the big ideas and themes of the film, like evolution and the search for humanity’s origins.
According to Scott, Prometheus starts off epic and goes from there. That’s promising talk. But not as promising as the fact that he wants to “scare the living shit out of you,” and “make you have bad dreams.” Alien scared the hell out of me, and that’s exactly what I want out of Prometheus.