We’ve seen a few leaks from this movie showing blurry, grainy images or footage which was quickly removed by 20th Century Fox’s always over-eager lawyers, but this is our first official look at Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel: Prometheus.
The images below come from the new issue of and were scanned by Bloody-Disgusting. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Guy Pearce, Kate Dickie, Ben Foster, Patrick Wilson (among others) star and you’ll see some of them in the images. Take a look…
Ridley Scott is hard at work on his new Alien prequel Prometheus, and while the film is fairly far along, we haven’t actually seen much from it. At least not until now.
The following video contains a few seconds of footage from the upcoming Prometheus trailer. It’s of low quality and we’re only talking ten seconds here… but even this much looks more like Alien than anything we’ve seen on screen since. Watch:
Prometheus is supposed to be a prequel to Alien, sort of. But Michael Fassbender, who’s set to star in the upcoming Ridley Scott film says he didn’t look to the Alien movies for inspiration at all.
In the following video he offers a few details on how he’s preparing for his still, mostly mysterious part in the film. What we do know is that he’s playing an android, so I guess it makes sense that his preparation seems to have involved watching Blade Runner. Why he’s studying the movements of Greg Lougainis, however, is a different matter. Wait, is this movie taking place in the water?
Director Ridley Scott is currently hard at work on his Alien prequel Prometheus, and recently stepped up to offer a few more details on what the movie’s about. As it turns out, the name’s not just a catchy title but a fairly obvious reference to Greek mythology.
Like that same named mythological character Ridley explains that the whole thing is a metaphor and that it’s a movie about a higher being challenging the gods for fire, when the gods don’t want him to have it. There’s been a lot of talk that the Aliens themselves may be some sort of genetically engineered creation, and I suspect that’s going to play into this.
Ridley also talks about how this new movie fits together with Alien. Previous statements from him have indicated that this is a very different kind of movie, with not a lot in common with the other Alien franchise films. But he does confirm that in the last eight minutes of Prometheus the story turns into “a pretty good DNA of the ‘Alien’ one.” It’ll all fit together, eventually.
DATE: Aug 26, 2011 | BY: Steve West | Category: Sci-Fi
The space marine subgenre of first person shooters has been ripping off Alien from the start. Bungie, the creators of Halo, have often cited the film as a huge influence on their series. If you’re going to do a space marine FPS, why the hell wouldn’t you get on board with the franchise that started it all. If you’re Gearbox Software, you do just that.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is shaping up to be a solid shooter, but it’s the clear love for the franchise that has me excited. I still remember watching Alien as a (much too young) kid with a friend. We were in the midst of a horror phase and ran through most of what the local video store had in that genre. So with no more movies about dudes with drills on the end of a Stratocaster, we ventured out to see what mainstream horror flicks were around. Before seeing the film neither of us had any idea how important or amazing Alien is as a sci-fi horror movie.
Gearbox appears to respect the franchises place in sci-fi horror history based on the trailer below. Taking place between Aliens and Alien 3, Colonial Marines follows a squad of marines answering a distress signal coming from an abandoned ship near LV-426.