Ridley Scott's Prometheus
As of yet, we have few details of Prometheus
*it's due out June 8, 2012
be set in the Alien
*Ridley Scott is directing and he said during a Q&A that the story will be developed and produced as two separate films
*The first drafts of the screenplays were written by newcomer screenwriter Jon Spaihts with Lost co-exec producer Damon Lindelof doing a rewrite on the first film.
*Ridley Scott stated that the story will take place in 2085, approximately three decades prior to the events of the first Alien film, before the birth of Ellen Ripley.
*The story, which originally went through several drafts, features a female lead character and will present a "technologicall
y feasible" view on the early stages of "near faster-than light" travel. It will also focus on terraforming and Weyland Industries before its merger with the Yutani Corporation.
*The films will explore the nature and origin of the unknown extraterrestri
al race, who only had a brief appearance in the first Alien as the derelict spaceship's pilot. Scott stated that the films would be about "gods and [Ö] engineers of space" and hinted at the possibility that the Xenomorph Alien was designed either as a biological weapon or as a means to "clean up" planets. Scott also announced that the original Zeta II Reticuli planetary system will be part of the prequel story.
They will be in 3-D as confirmed by Ridley, with the darkness and shadows being added in post-production, as 3-D movies need high lighting levels.
*Arthur Max is heading a small Pinewood Studios art department, whose task is to deconstruct the first Alien and reverse-design the prequels from the original art and visuals.
*The Alien itself will be reenvisioned as a progenitor of the received form of the Xenomorph, and Scott reported that he had planned to contact H. R. Giger for possible artistic collaboration.
*Noomi Rapace stars
*Scott said that Prometheus
is a 'jumping-off point' for the Alien
*Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie are reportedly on board
*On February 12, 2011 in an MTV interview Fassbender stated the film was still an Alien prequel, saying, "Prometheus is absolutely connected to Alien... There's a definite connecting vein."
*...an insider told Sky Movies, "Iíve had further confirmation that the Space Jockey creature is definitely in Prometheus and has been built as an eight foot animatronic...
Iíve also had it confirmed that HR Giger is working on the project but only in an advisory capacity. By the way, people are going to be in for a shock when they sit down to watch Prometheus and thereís an enormous semi-human head piloting a spaceship.í "