It seems that director Ridley Scott simply cannot decide whether or not his new feature length film, the aptly titled Prometheus, is or is not a prequel to the Alien franchise. One week he says it’s going to be it’s own individual film, set in the universe of Alien, the next minute he’s saying it will be set prior to the events that occurred in the 1979 film.
One of the principle cast for Prometheus, actor Rafe Spall, made an appearance on the BBC2 morning show Something for the Weekend and confirmed what everyone already knows, that this will be a prequel.
While promoting Roland Emmerich‘s Anonymous, the mystery drama surrounding the possibility that William Shakespeare (played by Rafe) actually wrote his famous plays, he confirmed that Prometheus will be set in the Alien franchise.
“[Ridley Scott] directed the first Alien, and this is… I’ve been sent an e-mail about what I’m allowed to say and what I’m not allowed to say and I haven’t read the e-mail. (laughs). It’s out next June, and it’s part of the Alien franchise. I’m in it, and Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. I think fans of the franchise will love it. Alien is one of the best films ever made, and it’s a real buzz to be in a space suit on an ‘Alien’ set with Ridley Scott coming and speaking to you. It’s incredible. That’s why I wanted to be an actor, to be in a space suit on an ‘Alien’ set.”
Rafe even threw the secrecy out the window when BBC presenter Tim Lovejoy pointed out that there are no trailers yet, and asked Spall if he has seen any solid trailer footage yet:
“I’ve seen nothing. Really, they keep it all under closed wraps and don’t let anyone see anything […] There’s a few bits and pieces(referring to the leaked stills and images), but they want to keep it secret. They’re very protective of it.”
Thanks to YouTube user Timothy for the entire BBC interview, but jump to the 6:50 mark for the beginning of the Prometheus talk.
Bryan Singer opted out of directing a reboot to 1981’s Excalibur, and is instead going to be working a Battlestar Galactica film. Now Deadline has reported that Universal Pictures has hired screen writer John Orloff to write the Singer directed picture, a reported sequel to the 1978 television series (NOT the updated one). Once Bryan to finishes 2012’s Jack The Giant Killer they can get started on filming intergalactic space battles between murderous robots and the last of the human race.
Orloff received an Emmy nomination for the HBO war series Band of Brothers and his latest picture, the Shakespearean mystery Anonymous, about the mystery of who actually wrote the plays under the name of William Shakespeare looks to be quite the nail bitter.
While Orloff seems an adequate enough writer, I am NOT sold on the idea of a BSG film, especially from Singer. BSG (2003) was one of the very, very few remakes that improved on the original and this douche canoe, whom has destroyed the Superman franchise, is going in for Sci-Fi sloppy seconds (technically sloppy thirds)?! Why would anyone hire this man to do another franchise reboot?
You wake up one weekend and decide that you’re going to play that Playstation 3 beside your televison only to discover you can’t log on. “That’s ok” you think to yourself, maybe it’ll be all patched up tomorrow. Now try doing that for the last six days, that’s right, six days of Playstation users unable to act like 12 year old children. Such a bad time for all this to be going down, with Mortal Kombat just released and Brink only weeks away, it’s a safe bet a few $300 systems were tossed out of a window in pure rage. The rumors haven’t been too get great either with reports that it was all Anonymous, credit card information being stolen, right down to rumors that arrests were made by the FBI. It’s like high school all over again but with less wedgies and more insults. Since the online network has been shut down for almost a week just what has been going on with Sony and the Playstation network?
Sony a no-no
The full story has yet to be released to the public other than an outside source hacked into Sony‘s servers and created a security breach. Yes, a group or a single person bent Sony over the table and hacked them like a prison shower scene, in response Sony shut down their online network so they could work on updating their security. It’s great and all that they’ve decided to do this to protect not only themselves but the people they serve, the only problem is that they haven’t really spoken about just what in Kevin Butler’s good name is going on.
This is Playstation Network’s first major crash since the service has been available for almost FIVE YEARS and that’s quite a feat to hold on to, that was until the breach that sparked more rumors then the end of a Doctor Who episode. Internet social media guardians Anonymous did say that attacks on Sony should be done but they have claimed no wrong doing in this matter. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has also been rumored to have issued up to 40 arrest warrants due to the outage based on a story from website Gamesthirst, this was confirmed false by Kotaku. Bad enough people can’t perform a teabagging in Call of Duty right now, it’s just a shame to stir the pot and piss even more people off with a fake report.
Good new is you can still go on Netflix, access your Internet from the system and get a constant rotation of system updates. Hopefully they’ll be able to get the network back into working order soon and with minimal damage to their image before it’s too late. The exectutives at Sony will have to make sure that they pay their nerds in technial support a little better for all the hard work they’ve been doing. You don’t want this happening twice in one year, let alone once in five.