Ridley Scott‘s science fiction 3D thriller Prometheus screened for the first time yesterday in London and France, and I was in attendance. 20th Century Fox doesn’t want me to review the film just yet (they’ve asked all the American journalists to hold off a week), but they’ve granted me permission to write/tweet/record a first reaction.
After the jump you can find my thoughts in short, a video blog reaction I recorded with Alex from FirstShowing and quotes from my colleagues that have also seen the film. I’ve made great efforts to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but please be warned that clicking through to any of the linked reviews on this page (especially the Hollywood trades) will expose you to plot points and spoilers you probably don’t want to read before seeing the film.
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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 »
Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
As Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor approaches its June start date, the cast list is undergoing some last-minute adjustments. According to a new report, Cameron Diaz has just been brought in to replace Angelina Jolie, who was circling a strong supporting role last month and was said to be “very likely” to board.
The Cormac McCarthy-penned project has already attracted more than its share of A-list talent. Man of the moment Michael Fassbender is set for the lead, with Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem, and Penélope Cruz rounding out the cast. More details after the jump.
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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 »
Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012 by Angie Han
Is there any project in Hollywood that has the potential to boast a hotter cast than Ridley Scott‘s The Counselor? Man of the moment Michael Fassbender was the first to board the project back in February, while Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem signed on last week. (Bardem beat out another shining star, Jeremy Renner, for his part.) And that’s just the people who are actually locked in. Angelina Jolie‘s been circling for the past couple of weeks, and now Penélope Cruz is considering jumping in as well. More details after the jump.
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Earlier today, the world was introduced to David-8, the latest humanoid android from Weyland Industries. It’s a character played by Michael Fassbender in Ridley Scott‘s upcoming sci-fi film Prometheus and the video shows a technology where robots can mimic human emotions even though they have no feelings. He also says he can perform tasks humans might find questionable or unethical. A prelude to what’s to come on June 8?
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Some weeks ago Fox began to launch a series of promotional video spots meant to expand our knowledge of the world of Ridley Scott‘s new film Prometheus. The first featured Guy Pearce as industrialist Peter Weyland; the second was a very brief introduction to the android David, played by Michael Fassbender.
Now, in a new video, we’re given a far more thorough portrait of David. It’s almost like an old video dating spot meant to tell potential suitors all they might want to know about David’s personality and interests. In fact, because this is modeled as a sales pitch for the ultra-lifelike David android model, the line between advertisement and dating profile is quite thin. There isn’t much difference between ‘client’ and ‘suitor’ when one is shopping for a human replacement, is there?
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Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 by Angie Han
It seems like Jeremy Renner‘s been up for every juicy role in Hollywood these past couple of years, but apparently even he’s no match for Javier Bardem. Both went up last month for Ridley Scott‘s Cormac McCarthy-scripted thriller The Counselor, with Bardem said to be the preferred choice, and indeed, the Spanish star has now officially sealed the deal. Also just locked is Brad Pitt, who was first rumored for the picture a few weeks ago. The pair join lead Michael Fassbender, who — despite all the A-list interest in Scott’s latest project — was the only confirmed star up to this point.
Meanwhile, it’s looking increasingly likely that Pitt’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star / real-life partner Angelina Jolie will board the cast as well, in a more significant role than we previously suspected. More details after the jump.
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