We are a couple months away from the premier of Prometheus, the newest Sci-Fi film by Ridley Scott. The film looks like – and has been assumed to be – a prequel to Scott’s Alien franchise, but it (apparently) has little, or nothing to do, with Xenomorph mythos. It’s (supposedly) just another Sci-Fi thriller with H.R. Giger inspired surrealism. On topic of the visual style, we have 16 new high resolution images to gawk at.
You can pleasure yourself to the recently released trailers if you like, but I think these images really allow you to appreciate the fetishistic sexual imagery that Scott is presenting. The behind-the-scene images are fun too. The pic of a lone Ridley Scott is pin-up calendar worthy.
Incoming message from the big giant head! Yep… that was reference to Third Rock From The Sun, a show I very seldom get to reference anymore. I thank the new teaser poster for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus for reminding of that 90’s sitcom gold. The movie has no connection to the show (that I know of) other than the fact that the poster features a big giant head. The poster actually looks like a vague reference to the one-sheet for Alien (hit the jump for reference). It’s basically the Alien poster with a giant stone face floating above.
We’ve been told by Ridley Scott that Prometheus has no connection to his aliens films, but clearly the old fuck has been pulling our chains. It is obviously a prequel to Alien. It explains the creation and purpose of the xenomorphs. He’s not fooling anybody. Unless, of course,…this is actually a sequel to Blade Runner and he completely mind fucked us.
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.