If you’ve been following news regarding Prometheus then I feel I’m in the right to say that you spend too much time on the internet. Get outside. Attempt to get laid. You’ll fail miserably, but chalk up some life experience you basement dwelling troglodite. Anyway, as most of you know the upcoming scifi thriller that is Prometheus grew from ‘Alien’ roots. It was supposed to be a prequel. Crazy man Ridley Scott punked us (douche). It’s “alien” influence remains, but the film will be an entirely new concept. Which, honestly is a bit welcomed. I don’t think prequels work, ultimately because we know the end result. A fresh and creative concept would reignite the genre.
Now, the three actors have already joined the tight lipped production, Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. Aka the pretty people. Now we have some uglies rounding out cast. Hey, you gotta make the beautiful people look even better and surrounding them with mutants will make them look even more really, really, ridiculously good looking. The new trio coming into the Prometheus fray is Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie. OK, I must apologize about the ugly train. Only Sean Harris and Kate Dickie exude fine fuglieness. Idris Elba is a gorgeous black man (apparently has a huge dong too). Kate Dickie just makes my penis sad. So, Ridley Scott , an a interview, revealed these additions and also mentioned that he’s gone to great lengths to keep the script secret.
His ensemble cast, which includes Oscar- winning Charlize Theron and hot actors Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie, not only had to sign secrecy clauses, but were only allowed to read the story if they visited Ridley’s production office. (One exception was made, when a security courier flew to an actor’s foreign location and stood guard for two hours while the screenplay was perused.)… ‘I was insistent that the script not leak onto the internet, where it gets dissected out of context, which spoils it for everyone.’
I think we can assume that if the script is on such a lock down that all rumors and reports that have been leaking out can be nullified. Scott went onto say,
It’s the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them. It’s not a small film. I’m using the giant James Bond 007 stage at Pinewood and six other sound stages to film it.
The latter half of that quote was a joke. He went onto reaffirm that this is not a prequel to Alien,
While ‘Alien’ was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of ‘Alien’s’ DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.
The movie is set to start shooting in three weeks, and is coming to theaters on June 8th 2012. The mystery revolving the script has got my all chubby, I’m stoked to see this flick.