Prometheus is going to be a controversial film. As a prequel to Alien, and a “summer” movie, it has a certain suspense / horror / sci-fi pedigree that generally belies serious conversation. There’s no particular reason Prometheus should have “big” themes running through it, any more than Battleship or MIB 3 would, except for the salient fact that we believe director Ridley Scott has embedded some interesting nuggets throughout, much as he did with Blade Runner.
So what are these “big” ideas? What are the questions and themes Prometheus tackles throughout its two-hour running time? We’ll start with the easy ones, and then progress toward the more philosophical questions.
Note: Massive thematic SPOILERS follow, naturally. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim has been in the works for a couple of years now, and entered production several months ago. But at this point the film’s moved into post and we still don’t have much of an idea as to what it looks like. Happily, that’s slowly changing. Earlier this spring, we got to see some footage of the sci-fi epic’s Toronto-as-Toyko set, and now have our first look at one of the stars, Idris Elba, in costume. Check out the photo below.
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Bruce Wills gets some co-stars, a God returns to Asgard, Tintin gets a companion and much more in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump, read about:
- Two television stars have joined A Good Day To Die Hard in supporting roles.
- Idris Elba confirms he’ll be back for Thor 2 and has some ideas about his character.
- Screenwriter Anthony Horowitz confirmed Professor Calculus will appear in Tintin 2.
- Edgar Wright discusses the possibility of a sequel to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
- A new commercial for Prometheus has more potential spoilers.
- A sequel to Jonathan English‘s 2011 film Ironclad is in the works.
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We’re less than a month away from my #1 anticipated film in a great, great year of movies: Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. The sort-of Alien prequel starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba and Charlize Theron opens June 8 and the news of its R-rating is just the latest in a long line of fantastic updates on the 3D, sci-fi epic.
The latest comes from Entertainment Weekly, the May 18 issue of which (out Friday), will be graced by the film. While the story itself has yet to come online, they’ve updated their site with 17 new looks at the sets, costumes and stars of the highly anticipated summer film. Check them out below. Read More »
I think I’m at the point where I have to stop watching new Prometheus materials. With last night’s long international trailer, the footage cut into new clips seems to have tipped from suggestive to all-out demonstrative. In other words, Fox is ready to show much more of Ridley Scott‘s hand. I’d rather see that in the full film, and so I’m shutting down my own viewing for now.
But I know there are many who want to see all they can. And so here’s the latest in Prometheus marketing: a featurette similar to one we ran last week. This time, the focus isn’t on how awesome Ridley Scott is, but more on what he and screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof came up with for the film. Check it out below, and if the paragraph above isn’t warning enough, beware slight spoilers. Read More »
We’ve gone from being ravenous for every bit of footage we can get from Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus to being at a point where we might actually be sated until the film’s June 8 opening. I know I don’t want to see too much more than what we’ve been shown in the collection of footage that landed in the past week.
But I’ll take a just a few new spots, including a dire warning from Charlize Theron and a demonstration of the affection between Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green. Those bits and a couple more are part of the new stuff in the first TV spot for Prometheus, which you can see below. The other notable part of this spot is that it finally puts the word Alien right in the marketing for this movie, which acts as a prequel to the 1979 film. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
After trying her hand at comedy, horror, romance, family film, and drama, Emma Roberts is now moving into the thriller genre with Dito Montiel‘s Empire State. Based on a real-life heist, Adam Mazer‘s screenplay centers around a pair of longtime pals in Astoria, NY who devise a plan to rob an armored car. Liam Hemsworth is one of the friends; the other has not been cast. Dwayne Johnson is also set to star, as an NYPD detective on the case, while Roberts will play a waitress, the requisite love interest role for Hemsworth.
Roberts, who recently appeared in the Sundance dramedy Celeste and Jesse Forever, is currently shooting the indie comedy Adult World with John Cusack. Empire State will enter production this spring. [Variety]
After the jump, a current Bond girl becomes an influential world leader.
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I can’t realistically complain about the increasing practice of releasing trailers for trailers in the exact same post in which we’re showing you a trailer for a trailer. Instead I’ll take this moment to note that Fox seems to be very aware of a high level of interest in Prometheus, and is prepared to exploit every aspect of it.
The full trailer for Ridley Scott‘s new film will be released on Saturday, March 17, during an event parallel to this year’s Anaheim incarnation of WonderCon. Fox says:
On Saturday, March 17th at 4 p.m. PST/ 7 p.m. EST, legendary director Ridley Scott will premiere the first full trailer for one of 2012′s most anticipated films, PROMETHEUS, at the AMC Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA. This invite-only premiere will follow a 30 minutes Q&A session with the iconic director conducted by Prometheus writer/producer Damon Lindelof.
That even will be presented online via Livestream, but in the meantime you can see a bit of the new trailer below. Read More »
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