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Ridley Scott's Prometheus (Alien Prequel) Thread

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Four leaked photos from the set of Ridley Scott's upcoming film Prometheus (aka the prequel to Alien) have been leaked. Observe and worship the following slices of awesomeness...

cave-450x335.jpgA cave of some sort. You may note that the walls have an H.R. Giger (the creator of the Alien creature) vibe to them. Also, please note that the tractor is not a part of a set but rather an asset of the production team.

entrance.jpgMankind discovers an ancient doorway built by the mysterious Space Jockey race (whose skeletal remains were seen in the original Alien). Note the hieroglyphics surrounding the archway.

prometheus_set3.jpgThis is the secondary arch, just beyond the entrance shown in the pervious photo. Note the scale of the set against the chair towards the lower portion of the photo, this set is fucking epic!

prometheus_set_2.jpgWe're now through the second archway and standing in the main chamber. All three of the above photos are displaying one massive, glorious set. You may notice that we're certainly not in Kansas anymore, but inside the genius mind of H.R. Giger. The franchise hasn't looked this close to its source material since Ridley's original '79 masterpiece...

SpaceJockey.jpgThis is the Space Jockey set from the original Alien. It looks rather similar to the leaked photo above, yes?

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  • @DAISHI said: Blasphemy and bullshit. Ridley can't touch Philip K. Dick.

    I'm not sure what you mean by this, other than you're not a fan of Ridley Scott's adaptation of 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'. In which case, I'll respond with an altered quote from Ash in Alien...

    @DAISHI said: You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? A perfect film. Its structural perfection is matched only by its aesthetic.

    I can't lie to you about your taste in film, but... you have my sympathies.

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    It may interest people to know that the official trailer for Pometheus has been submitted to the ratings board...

    http://www.albertafilmratings.ca/recentclasstrailers.aspx

    It's interesting to note that the trailer has received a rating of 14a, which hopefully bodes well for an R rating for the actual film (other trailers which are rated 14a usually receive an R rated final product). For people outside of the US, who don't understand what I'm talking about... R = 18 certificate.

    The official trailer will be online next week, hopefully tomorrow (Monday).

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    Whilst we wait for the trailer; allow me to post some twerp's ramblings from the AVPGalaxy forum, regarding Prometheus...

    @DAISHI said: Idk, the more pictures I see, the more I get convinced that this isn't gonna be the Alien prequel that I hoped for. It looks like a movie that is all about space jockeys and exploration rather than dark corridors and menacing xenomorphs.

    We've already been inside the derelict space ship [in Ridley Scott's Alien] and it was slow and boring. I have a feeling this film is going to be a lot slower, maybe even as slow as 2001: A Space Odyssey, and that it will be heavy on dialogue instead of action. That would be so boring.

    This might be cool if Quentin Tarantino has written the movie but I think we're just gonna get a lot of regular science talk instead. Oh yeah, the jockeys are intelligent too so they will also probably talk so we will probably have to read subtitles for this movie too. Who wants any of that?

    They should have just made Aliens: Colonial Marines [an upcoming videogame] into a full-fledged Alien film instead of this. Besides, Battlestar Gallactica was always better than Lost anyway.

    What an intelligent fellow, hey? Here's a copy of the ultra sarcastic response that I posted...

    @DAISHI said: [QUOTE=A fool]Idk, the more pictures I see, the more I get convinced that this isn't gonna be the Alien prequel that I hoped for. It looks like a movie that is all about space jockeys and exploration rather than dark corridors and menacing xenomorphs. We've already been inside the derelict space ship [in Ridley Scott's Alien] and it was slow and boring.

    Yeah, I agree. Exploring a strange alien derelict and finding the remains of a mysterious creature within is so boring. They should have entered the derelict and been confronted by a horde of vicious aliens and then the crew should have pulled out some guns and blew them away. Then the humans should have set a bomb on the derelict and run away, as a big explosion goes off. :rolleyes:

    @DAISHI said: I have a feeling this film is going to be a lot slower, maybe even as slow as 2001: A Space Odyssey, and that it will be heavy on dialogue instead of action. That would be so boring.

    Absolutely spot on. Real men don't communicate with words, they communicate with violence. Words are boring. :rolleyes:

    @DAISHI said: This might be cool if Quentin Tarantino has written the movie but I think we're just gonna get a lot of regular science talk instead.

    I couldn't agree more because Tarantino is the first name that comes to mind when I think; "who would be the ideal person to write an Alien film?". Also, I concur that having "science talk" in a science-fiction film is a daft concept indeed. :rolleyes:

    @DAISHI said: Oh yeah, the jockeys are intelligent too so they will also probably talk so we will probably have to read subtitles for this movie too.

    Yep, reading subtitles is right up there with watching black & white films or reading a book; it's completely pointless and lame. It would be much better if the Space Jockeys just spoke in English, so that I could engage my brain as little as possible. :rolleyes:

    @DAISHI said: They should have just made Aliens: Colonial Marines [an upcoming videogame] into a full-fledged Alien film instead of this.

    Undoubtedly. I've always been of the opinion that any future sequels in the Alien franchise should be a remake of Aliens. Progression? Pfft, who wants that?! It would be so boring. :rolleyes:

    @DAISHI said: Besides, Battlestar Gallactica was always better than Lost anyway.

    Quite. Also, Clerks was always better than G.I. Jane. Therefore, I think that they should have hired Kevin Smith to direct Prometheus. :rolleyes:

    @DAISHI said: Who wants any of that?

    Probably people with good taste. The boring bastards

    In summary: :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

  • I just meant that Philip K Dick's universe is his. It's not Ridleys to integrate. Dick was an amazing sci fi writer whose creations should stand alone.

  • @DAISHI said: I just meant that Philip K Dick's universe is his. It's not Ridleys to integrate. Dick was an amazing sci fi writer whose creations should stand alone.

    Oh, I see. I think it's best to view Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Blade Runner as seperate entities. Otherwise, prepare to be disappointed because Ridley has already gone on record as saying that he views Alien and Blade Runner as existing in the same universe.

    There are rumours that, as well as Prometheus referencing Alien, via the Space Jockey and the Weylan(d) corporation, there will be references to Blade Runner (for example; perhaps Micheal Fassbender's android character, David will be confirmed as a Tyrell model).

    On top of this, there's already a small reference to Alien in Blade Runner; the landing "purge" graphic displayed on Deckard's spinner monitor is the same as the one displayed on the monitor of the Nostromo, as it lands on Acheron/LV-426 in Alien.

    Having said all of that, I can appreciate where you're coming from (especially after the Alien franchise got tainted with Predator). I'm just giving you fair warning, so that you're not too shocked/appalled come June the 8th. Mind you, any potential Blade Runner references are likely to be minor.

  • @DAISHI said: I just meant that Philip K Dick's universe is his. It's not Ridleys to integrate. Dick was an amazing sci fi writer whose creations should stand alone.

    Well, I'd imagine that Blade Runner takes place in a different universe from the original story anyway. If the Blade Runner universe happens to also be the Alien universe, so be it. And just because Alien has Blade Runner in its backstory doesn't necessarily mean that Blade Runner has Alien in its future. I suppose it just provides an interesting context for the sentient androids in the Alien films.

    Also I absolutely love the way that Philip K Dick has written so many incredibly thought-provoking stories that get almost completely consistently translated into ridiculous action films. I can't remember if I've read any of the stories (man, I really should) but I definitely get the impression that there's a huge gap between films like Total Recall and Paycheck and the stories that they're based on.

  • There's still no sign of the official trailer but I'd wager that it'll be released before this weekend. However, the official poster has been unveiled...

    promethesus-movie-poster-teaser-03.jpg

    Notice that the framing and use of colour is a subtle nod to Alien's poster...

    alien-poster.jpg

    It's also worth noting that the poster reveals Prometheus' composer; Marc Streitenfeld, whose previous credits include Ridley Scott's A Good Year, Body of Lies, American Gangster and Robin Hood. He's a bit of a disappointing choice in my book, as I find his scores to be very mediocre. Hopefully, the scope of Prometheus will help Streitenfeld to produce something a little more memorable.

  • @KingHorror said: Just saw this today, Teaser Trailer anyone http://movies.ign.com/articles/121/1215143p1.html

    They're amazing but they are acting as a trailer for the proper teaser trailer! It's coming this Thursday. I can hardly wait.:D

  • I thought I heard it was in theatres(the teaser) yesterday from a co-worker who's a huge Alien fan. Now I see someone posted it...but FOX removed it before I saw it unfortunately. Guess I'll have to wait for the official unveiling unless someone else posts it.

  • I saw it, in not very good quality but good enough to see the awesome.
    It's really really simmilar to the original trailer from the first Alien movie.

  • Okay, I've seen it now. It looks pretty great....and yeah... they borrowed heavily from the original ALIEN trailer for more than just the lettering. I can't wait.

    Davies, if you felt the poster was a subtle nod, then the trailer is going to seem like they're slapping it in your face.

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