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    Thread: Prometheus: Ridley Scott's Alien "Prequel" (kinda)

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      04-03-2011 12:00 PM #1
      Ok, did a search and didn't see it mentioned, so...


      I suppose it's time to kick off a thread about this, since there's a fair amount of info out there on AICN and other sites.

      Here's what we know so far:

      • It's not exactly a prequel, but it takes place in the same universe as Alien.
      • The Aliens are in it, we think.
      • Part of it is being shot in the ruins of an ancient Scottish castle.
      • Other sets look more traditionally Giger-esque.
      • Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has been cast as the lead.
      • Charlize Theron (!) is also onboard.
      • The "space jockey" pic circulating from the AvP site is an April Fool's joke


      Sounds cool to me

      Some random links of goodness:

      http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/04/...ganic-tunnels/

      http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/7824...rometheus.html

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...inewood-165312
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    2. 04-03-2011 01:05 PM #2
      Thanks for the links. I have very high hopes for this movie with Scott behind it.
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      04-03-2011 03:42 PM #3
      Everything I've heard so far has my interest peaked (but then again, so did Avatar before the trailers).

      Just seeing Ridley Scott return to sci-fi is going to be interesting. He's developed substantially as a filmmaker since his early days and I think at long as the story is interesting, this could be a great film.

      Would like to see some connection to Aliens, even if it's not overt.

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      04-03-2011 03:45 PM #4
      Nice, hadn't heard anything about this....

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      04-03-2011 08:00 PM #5
      very cool!
      I can't wait for this!
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      06-30-2011 09:50 AM #6
      Huge possible spoiler alert:

      http://www.alienprequelnews.com/

      ...has alleged plot synopsis up.

      Very interesting.
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      06-30-2011 05:15 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      Huge possible spoiler alert:

      http://www.alienprequelnews.com/

      ...has alleged plot synopsis up.

      Very interesting.
      That sounds awesome.
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      07-01-2011 10:49 AM #9
      Same site now has the "official" synopsis from the studio. It's consistent with the leaked/spoiler version, but considerably more vague (and mostly spoiler-free).
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    10. 07-01-2011 11:43 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      [*]Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has been cast as the lead.
      That alone has me interested.
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      07-01-2011 11:49 AM #11
      Sounds okay and Scott has made quite a few films I've liked.

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      07-01-2011 12:41 PM #12
      saw this on the web a few months back but not alot of detail
      it would be cool to have an origins movie for the "aliens".
      read that the space jockey was the creator of the aliens to used as a biological weapon that went south and in the beginning they never looked as they do/did now. but the movie will mainly be about the two companies that owned the mining rigs used in the first movie and also the ones who created the shake and bake colonies.
      but I could be totaly wrong, it's just what I read.
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      07-01-2011 06:26 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by U n i o n 0015 View Post
      Everything I've heard so far has my interest peaked (but then again, so did Avatar before the trailers).

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      Same. I got about halfway through Avatar and said " Ive already seen this in Dances w/ Wolves" and turned it off.
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      07-02-2011 10:37 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      Same. I got about halfway through Avatar and said " Ive already seen this in Dances w/ Wolves" and turned it off.
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      07-02-2011 08:21 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      Same. I got about halfway through Avatar and said " Ive already seen this in Dances w/ Wolves" and turned it off.
      I just got about half way through it and turned it off - thought it was a stupid movie, I still don't buy humanoid CGI characters (think they look fake/goofy as hell and this movie wasn't any different), and couldn't figure out what all the hype was about. Luckily this is one that I didn't have to pay for

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      07-02-2011 08:28 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo.T View Post
      Cool, Im sure you saw it in 3D and it blew your mind. I didnt. It wasnt that great without the 3D. Just like Resident evil 3D. Without the effects it wasnt as interesting. You cant even say it didnt resemble Dances with wolves. Its the same plot.
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      08-03-2011 08:59 PM #17
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      08-03-2011 09:28 PM #18
      That looks pretty awesome. I've read a little bit about this movie, but I have no idea what to think. There's just so much (mis)information out there.

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      08-04-2011 09:11 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      • The "space jockey" pic circulating from the AvP site is an April Fool's joke
      Seriously??? my entire life ive always wanted to see a back-story to that picture. Its always intrigued me.
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      08-04-2011 09:18 AM #20
      maybe they will be using the space jockey?

      http://movies.sky.com/prometheus-lat...ilot-confirmed
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      08-04-2011 10:11 AM #21
      I think it's pretty well established now that the space jockey (or his race) plays into the plot somehow, but the *picture* referenced in the OP is a fake.
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      08-04-2011 10:21 AM #22
      Sweet! I hope so.
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      08-04-2011 05:58 PM #23
      I really hope they're making something good . I've always been a great fan of the 'Aliens' movies but felt really disappointed when they did the AVP series .

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      08-04-2011 06:28 PM #24
      They're having nerd-gasms over at AICN over this thing.

      The still photos (see link to composite JPG I posted yesterday -- warning/possible spoilers) from the footage they showed at ComicCon has everybody turning cartwheels.

      I'm encouraged that it seems to me like it's got PLENTY to do with Alien -- there was some disinfo that this might not be a "real" prequel, but a film set in the same universe, yadda yadda. I think the stills indicate pretty strongly this is a direct or near-direct prequel to the first film. Everything in those stills points toward Alien, space jockey and all, and I think it looks terrific.
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      08-04-2011 06:56 PM #25
      very interesting on the read of one of the above links how the 'Prometheus" synopsis will be. yet another movie hinting towards the hole ancient alien theory. hmmmm...
      seems like the history channel and hollywood are really taking off with this.
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      08-05-2011 08:37 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      I think it's pretty well established now that the space jockey (or his race) plays into the plot somehow, but the *picture* referenced in the OP is a fake.
      IDK maybe is just the fact that H. R. Giger is so amazing disturbing with his art. But I love everything about the alien movies from the ships walls and how everything has like a complicated and organic look. I am psyched for this big time. Its too bad the Aliens vs Predator game for 360 kinda sucks
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      08-05-2011 09:53 AM #27
      This sounds good.

      I love watching Aliens.

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      08-05-2011 10:36 AM #28
      Badass artistic drawing of the space jockey

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      Very cool!
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      08-05-2011 09:33 PM #31
      I'm very excited about this. Those screen caps look great.

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      08-15-2011 10:57 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6GTI72 View Post
      Same. I got about halfway through Avatar and said " Ive already seen this in Dances w/ Wolves" and turned it off.
      That happened to me with Dances w/ Wolves... I thought, "this is the story of Pocahantes", and I turned it off.

      Alien themed film + Ridlet Scott? Whats not to like?
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      08-15-2011 01:38 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      That happened to me with Dances w/ Wolves... I thought, "this is the story of Pocahantes", and I turned it off.


      The stills have me very excited for this!
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      10-05-2011 03:08 PM #34
      Leaked description of what seems to be the real/official trailer is out (and was subsequently pulled at the request of Fox; it's still around in a few places):

      SPOILER (highlight to see)


      "Had to join to to comment on this. I am the Chris that saw the trailer. I run a theatre in the Denver area and my theatre has Nielson kiosks in the lobby for surveys of upcoming titles. They told me that they had few different trailer for various movies, but when they said PROMETHEUS, I said I must see the trailer. It was nearly 2 minutes long and looked fairly polished and complete. It was using a temp track for music and the trailer was VERY similar to the original teaser for ALIEN the way is was cut together. Quick shot after another. Had a couple a lines of dialog I think but is was hard to hear since my lobby was a bit noisy.

      The planet they showed in the trailer looked nothing like original one where the derelict was crashed. It was sunny and desert like in appearance. The space suits the characters were wearing were VERY similar to the original suits worn by the crew of the Nostromo. The interior shots of their ship looked clean and not used like the the NOSTROMO did. It was all new and shiny looking. I did not see an exterior shot of the derelict ship but there were some really quick shots of the inside like the jockey, another room that looked like were the jockey was but without it, the room with the eggs but there were no eggs in it. There were some quick shots of the crew walking in the same "halls" that Kane and Dallas walked in as well in the derelict ship. But these things were hitting the screen so fast, it was hard to process all the information. Some of the crew look were in medical/cryo-tubes with something moving in their abdomens not their chests. Their eyes also appeared to be completely black and the faces altered I think. The end of the trailer ended with the title forming much like the ALIEN title did in the original movie at the top of the screen.

      However, there were no mentions of the original movie at all. No Giger aliens, no eggs, nothing at all to pin this being a prequel. It just "looks" like it was from that universe."


      http://www.alienprequelnews.com/2011...railer-on.html

      Turns out the leaked preview of the trailer that was sent to us here on Prometheus-Movie.com yesterday was in fact the REAL deal and was actually a preview of the official Prometheus movie trailer. 20th Century Fox has requested that we remove the leaked information and the comments associated with the find. We encourage neighbouring sites who sourced their finds from us to do the same.

      - Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience
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      10-05-2011 03:15 PM #35
      I missed it.

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