If you don’t want to know anything more about Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus than the trailer(s) will eventually tell you, I’d advise skipping this article. I’ll offer the same warning I have with a few other pieces of coverage we’ve done on the film: nothing after the break here is wildly spoilerish, but it may still be more than you want to know.
While Ridley Scott has been pretty tight-lipped about the exact nature of Prometheus, a new interview clarifies a few things. Will the classic Alien xenomorph be in the film? And what’s the story with the Alien ‘space jockey,’ the backstory for which is a core component of the new film? Along with those minor details, Scott confirms that some work was done by original Alien designer H.R. Giger, and specifies just what the Swiss artist did for the film. Read More »
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One of the most exciting pieces of news to emerge from Cannes this week was the announcement of Jodorowsky’s Dune, a documentary about the failed attempt by ambitious and very possibly insane Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky to film Frank Herbert‘s novel Dune in the mid-’70s. The project has long stood as one of the great ‘films that never were.’ Just the idea of seeing the surviving participants talk about what the film might have been is exciting, and that’s what the doc offers — hopefully we’ll also see art and designs that have not previously been released.
So here’s the first promo video for the film, in which Alejandro Jodorowsky explains just how ambitious his plan for the movie really was. Read More »
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This news, if correct, will make some people very happy, but let’s stress ‘if correct.’ The wife of Swiss artist and designer H.R. Giger told the TV show Glanz & Gloria (video here) that her husband is ‘on board’ for the new Alien film being developed by Ridley Scott. This would mark the artist’s first direct association with the Alien series since David Fincher’s Alien 3. Read More »