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
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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
Much like the run up to its first trailer in December, the upcoming second trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has its own 20-second teaser. It features a few new blink-and-you’ll-miss-them glimpses of the film, primarily of the vast-foreboding-alien-planet-landscape variety. Everything about the teaser for the new trailer effectively, well, teases me to want to see the full new trailer, but the claim that Prometheus is “the most anticipated movie of the year” doesn’t quite stand up to scrutiny. I’m fairly certain The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit have all staked claims to that title too, and, besides, if Scott’s quasi-prequel to Alien really is so eagerly awaited, do we really need to hype it so much?
All that said, of course you’re going to check it out below. So have at it: READ FULL STORY
The mystery of what Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is really all about just took on yet another heady wrinkle today, with the debut of what purports to be a TED Talk from the future — March, 2023, to be exact. Appearing as technology magnate Peter Weyland, actor Guy Pearce gives a micro-treatise on the history of technology, starting from the fire gifted to humanity from the titan Prometheus and running all the way up to Weyland’s ambition to create “cybernetic individuals who, in a few short years, will be completely indistinguishable from us.” It all sounds very much like the TED Talks about super-cool, bleeding-edge tech that many have lost hours to, while streaming them on the Internet. But then Weyland concludes his talk with a decidedly un-TED-like proclamation: That it is his “unlimited” ambition “to change the world.”
The video was conceived by Scott and Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindelof and directed by Ridley’s son Luke Scott. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
EW has confirmed that Ridley Scott will direct Cormac McCarthy’s script, The Counselor, as his follow-up to his in-the-works sci-fi epic, Prometheus. Scott is looking to start the project in May. Any project from the A-list director of Alien, Thelma and Louise, and Gladiator is big news — especially since Scott also recently revealed that he will be returning in the near future to his 1982 cult hit Blade Runner. Perhaps even splashier is word that Scott is in talks with one of his Prometheus stars, the red-hot Michael Fassbender, to play the lead in The Counselor, which Deadline reports tells the story of a lawyer who gets involved in the drug world. Previous McCarthy novels that have been adapted into feature films include All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road.
Ridley Scott (kind of) shoots down rumors of re-teaming with Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner' project -- EXCLUSIVE
Earlier this week, a wildfire was set ablaze on the Internet when it was reported that Ridley Scott was in talks with Harrison Ford to reprise his role as replicant detective Rick Deckard in the director’s in-development Blade Runner sequel. The next day, the project’s producers quickly squashed those rumors. Who to believe? The whole thing was beginning to seem as confusing as the non-voiceover version of the 1982 sci-fi classic itself — minus the origami unicorn. So EW went straight to the source to weigh in on the rumors: Ridley Scott.
While meeting with director yesterday to discuss his upcoming 3-D is-it-or-isn’t-it-an-Alien-prequel Prometheus, we put the Harrison Ford question to him. Here’s what he had to say… READ FULL STORY
Ridley Scott first collaborated with Joe Carnahan 10 years ago, on Carnahan’s contribution to BMW’s groundbreaking series of digital short films The Hire. (You can watch it here.) Their latest project together, Carnahan’s bleak survival thriller The Grey, lit up the box office last week with an impressive $20 million opening and solidified star Liam Neeson as a genuine box-office draw. The filmmakers certainly welcomed that heat: The film shot largely near a remote town in British Columbia, Canada, in twenty-below-zero blizzards that Carnahan has said gave him frostbite.
So what drew Scott to want to collaborate with Carnahan on this story about a crew of oil riggers who find themselves hunted by a back of ruthless wolves after their plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness? Check out EW’s Q&A with Scott below, done via e-mail while the filmmaker — whose highly anticipated Prometheus is hitting theaters this June — does some location scouting himself. READ FULL STORY
Oscar-nominated Ridley Scott is teaming up with YouTube and the Venice Film Festival to host a worldwide (Web) film festival. The video upload site is inviting aspiring filmmakers to post 15-minute shorts online from Feb. 2 to March 31. From there, the Gladiator director (whose Prometheus hits theaters June 8) and members of his production company will select 50 semifinalists and toss them back to YouTube users to narrow down the top 10.
The finalists will screen in Venice — the world’s oldest film festival — in August, where a jury will choose the winner of a $500,000 prize. Nate Weinstein, YouTube’s manager of entertainment marketing, explained, “The goal is to connect new voices with a global audience of unprecedented size.”
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