Here at EW.com, we’ve been going a little bit bananas over the impending release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus — possibly because we’re intrigued by the mysterious trailers, possibly because we’re excited for anything that’s not a superhero sequel or Madagascar, possibly because we’re all just members of the Idris Elba fan club. If you’re somebody who wants to know just a little bit about the actual plot of the Alien pseudo-prequel, then you’ll love this clip that debuted on the Tonight Show, featuring Charlize Theron getting all up in the grill of Robo-Fassbender. We have no clue what they’re talking about. But boy, look at all that blue! Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY »
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Thirty years ago, Ridley Scott kickstarted his career with Alien and Blade Runner, a dark pair of weird-future genre flicks that redefined the whole visual grammar of big-screen science-fiction. This summer, Scott is releasing Prometheus, the mysterious semi-prequel to Alien. Now, after many months of rumor-mongering, it looks like the director will be making a return trip to his other sci-fi classic. In a press release, Alcon Entertainment announced that Hampton Fancher, one of the two credited writers on the original Blade Runner, is planning to reunite with Scott to work on a sequel to the movie. READ FULL STORY »
For six seasons on the cult TV show Lost, writer Damon Lindelof learned a few things about keeping fans in the dark. Not a day would go by that someone wouldn’t come up to him and ask what it all meant. Needless to say, he learned to keep secrets and stoke an air of mystery. All of which has come in handy on his latest project, Ridley Scott’s hush-hush sci-fi space epic Prometheus.
Lindelof, who shares a screenplay credit on the film with Jon Spaihts, has been tight-lipped about the film in the walk-up to its release on June 8 — in particular about the question that’s on every fanboy (and girl’s) mind: Is Prometheus an Alien prequel as has been rumored? EW spoke with Lindelof for this week’s cover story; here’s a transcript of the full interview.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you get a chance to visit the set of Prometheus?
DAMON LINDELOF: Yes, I spent about a month at Pinewood Studios in London — a couple of weeks at the very beginning and then a couple of weeks about a month in. To me, after working on Star Trek, where we did a lot of green screen, I was bowled over by the vastness of Ridley’s sets at Pinewood. It felt like old-school filmmaking in all of the right ways. You walk through those doors and you are transported just by the sheer audacity and magnitude of some of those sets.
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Casting Net: Cameron Diaz nears 'The Counselor.' Plus: Matthew McConaughey, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Chris Hemsworth
• Cameron Diaz is close to boarding director Ridley Scott‘s dramatic thriller The Counselor, as a supporting character named Malkina. Michael Fassbender stars as a lawyer who gets pulled deep into the dangerous world of illegal drugs. Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz will costar in the film, the first screenplay by famed novelist Cormac McCarthy, who penned the book No Country For Old Men. Expect to hear a lot more about this one… [Deadline]
• …and this one too: Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Terrence Howard are all eyeing roles in writer-director Lee Daniels’ history-based film The Butler, about Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker), the man who served in the White House from President Eisenhower through President Reagan. Oprah Winfrey will play Allen’s wife. [THR]
• Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler may be rivals on Parks and Recreation, but they’ll romance each other in They Came Together, a meta-romantic comedy from the duo’s Wet Hot American Summer director David Wain. (Yes, that’s the real title.) The film, written by Wain and Michael Showalter, will satirize typical rom-com tropes. It starts shooting this summer. [Variety]
Check out project news for Kyle Chandler, Chris Hemsworth, Luke Evans, and Logan Marshall Green below: READ FULL STORY »
First there was the ‘is it an Alien prequel?’ debate. Then there was that wacky TED talk stunt. Then a 20-second teaser for the trailer. Then a look at Michael Fassbender’s character in the film. What will those marketers at 20th Century Fox come up with next? Oh, how about the actual trailer? Considering the movie is out June 8, it’s about time for a real look at the film and maybe some semblance of the increasingly opaque storyline. In the international trailer below, we see Charlize Theron running a tight ship on a search for ties between ancient civilizations and the future. Watch the three-minute preview below, which gives us more insight as to who these people trying to save the world from ultimate destruction are — and how they got there: READ FULL STORY »
• Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem are in talks to join The Counselor, about a lawyer (Michael Fassbender) who gets pulled in too deep after flirting with the illegal drug trade. Ridley Scott is directing the thriller, from a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy. Which is all to say that this movie is getting seriously cool, seriously fast. [Deadline]
• District 9 star Sharlto Copley is in early talks to play the main villain in Spike Lee‘s English-language version of the South Korean cult classic thriller Oldboy. He’d join Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen. [Variety]
• Kevin Hart is considering joining the comedy Con Ed, about two escaped cons who evade capture by posing as college frat boys. Charles Stone III (Drumline) will direct. [Variety]
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A little more than two months away from its June 8 release, and the Prometheus promo train is full steam ahead. The newest stop: A 30-second spot that teases a few nuggets of new footage from the film, and it ain’t chicken feed either. We get Charlize Theron offering what sounds like a warning — or a threat. We get Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green catching a moment for some space snogging. We get Michael Fassbender wearing what looks like a bug-eyed motorcycle-helmet-turned-upper-face-tanning-pod — by which I mean it looks awesome. And we get yet another tantalizing peek at what seems unmistakably to be the “space jockey” from Ridley Scott’s Alien. Check out the clip below: READ FULL STORY »
How do you like your movie trailers? Rapidly paced, with big visual-effects shots, oblique hints at the main storyline, and lots of Inception fog-horns? Or a trailer that takes its time, spelling out the initial plot point that launches the story, while an eerie angelic voice sings in the background?
The former is the new U.S. trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The latter is the new international trailer for the same film, which is embedded below. Check it out: READ FULL STORY »
'Prometheus': Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof on new viral promo selling Michael Fassbender -- VIDEO
It’s been fascinating watching the advertising campaign unfold for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. On the one hand, the film’s trailers have been presaged by a breathless pre-release campaign — advertising for advertising, the definition of a hard sell.
On the other hand, Fox has also undertaken a viral campaign for Weyland Industries, the mega-corporation behind the film’s exploration to discover the roots of humanity, that barely acknowledges its connection to the movie at all. The first volley in this campaign features Guy Pearce as company head Peter Weyland, giving a TED talk in 2023 about advances in artificial intelligence. The second is just starting to trickle out into the Internet, an advertisement for Weyland Corporation’s latest creation: David, a completely lifelike android who just happens to look like actor Michael Fassbender — who plays an android called David in Prometheus. Check out what looks like a sneak peek at the viral ad below: READ FULL STORY »
The brand new trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus officially debuted today in Anaheim, Calif. at WonderCon, the fan convention little sister of Comic-Con. Screenwriter Damon Lindelof hosted the panel that featured Scott, and Prometheus costars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, and before screening the trailer, they promised the two-and-a-half-minute clip would help resolve many pressing questions fans have about the film.
The trailer does indeed illuminate a bit more of the film’s storyline. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
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