One of the most polarizing movies of the summer has been Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The long awaited film, which ostensibly was a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film Alien, left a bad taste in the mouths of many theatergoers in June while fascinating others. The latest entry in the How It Should Have Ended series pokes fun at the logic of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and questions whether or not the movie is ultimately smarter than it thinks it is.
It was a thoroughly depressing development for both director Guillermo del Toro and his fans when his long-gestating film version of At the Mountains of Madness lost traction and slipped into development hell last year. For del Toro, the adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s creepy story was a life-long passion project, and for a while it seemed like the Universal production was finally on its way to the big screen, with Tom Cruise rumored to star. Then it all went bad, with the project declared dead the very next day after rumors of a greenlight spread across the net like wildfire. The silver lining is that Del Toro went on to make Pacific Rim, a giant-robots-punching-giant-monsters flick that built some huge buzz at Comic-Con last week. But still, we would have loved to see del Toro’s At the Mountains of Madness. And believe it or not, we still might, but any Mountains resurrection is contingent on one thing: Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
Speaking to Empire Online, del Toro confessed that he’s still passionate about the project, but he’s afraid that similarities between At the Mountains of Madness and Prometheus could further hinder any resurrection for the Lovecraft adaptation. He wants to see Prometheus for himself before he decides…he just has to work up the courage first.
Secret Cinema is a mysterious film-loving organization in England. They put together screenings of a secret film for a secret audience in a secret location. If you want to attend these screenings you have to register on their website and buy a ticket, usually around $50US. After you pay, they tell you when the movie will screen, at what time and how to dress. They don’t tell you anything else about the movie or experience.
The Secret Cinema screenings are themed-based around the movie being showcased. In the case of the secret screening on July 4th in Berlin, it was an experience around the movie Prometheus, which doesn’t open in Germany until August. The people with Secret Cinema released a short video showing what the experience at one of their events is like.
One of the most talked about movies this summer is Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Many were hoping the lingering questions that remained unanswered by the film’s end would finally get some answers when the movie’s blu-ray is released. Movie fans in the States will have to wait a bit longer, but the French blu-ray of Prometheus will be released on Oct 3rd. If the American release (which you can already pre-order here) is anything like the French release then fans of the would-be Alien prequel are in for a special multi-disc treat.
There will be two Blu-ray releases for Prometheus in France. One release will be a three-disc edition full of bonus features like behind-the-scenes footage, audio commentary track by Ridley Scott, Prometheus featurettes and deleted scenes. It will come with the 3D and 2D versions of the film. The release comes with a two-hour making-of documentary split into nine smaller parts and will hopefully have a “play all” feature.
The second release is an epic nine-disc blu-ray edition is titled Evolution: From Prometheus to Alien and will include all of the specs of the Prometheus blu-ray release plus the complete Alien Quadrilogy. That’s a lot of Alien watching!
Remember this is not the director’s cut or extended edition of Prometheus, which will come down the line some time. The release will be exactly what you saw in theaters so maybe questions will still remain unanswered.