You can’t make the movies that James Cameron makes and not be a huge movie fan yourself. The director of the two highest grossing films of all time is currently stumping for the Titanic 3D Blu-ray and has been talking all about his Avatar sequels amongst other things. For example, as the first man to tackle the Alien franchise after Ridley Scott, Cameron has some thoughts on Scott’s return to the franchise with Prometheus. Plus, he revealed that long before Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg, Cameron read the book and attempted to purchase the rights with intent to create a very different vision of the story.
After the jump, read his quotes about both these interesting pieces of trivia. Read More »
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A few weeks ago, rumors began to circulate that Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus would have over a half hour of deleted scenes, a majority of which would be from the controversial ending. 20th Century Fox never confirmed this and since, it seems increasingly likely that’s not the case. The latest rumor is that the disc will have just over 20 minutes of extra and extended scenes with no word on how much of it will be from the ending. However, you can factor out at least half of it.
That’s because 10 minutes of deleted scenes from the film have made their way online: six scenes in total. They certainly give some of the characters more motivation and personality but there’s no real answers here. Just fat that was pretty expertly trimmed. After the jump, check out the interesting, but also kind of boring footage, as well as a bunch of gruesome behind the scenes images and concept sketches. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
In the age of Netflix, VOD, and online piracy, studios are still trying to figure out the best way to get consumers to actually purchase their media. And with disc sales declining and digital sales on the rise, Fox is looking to give the latter format a boost.
Fox is launching an effort to encourage online purchases by offering downloads of titles for $15 a pop weeks before they hit DVD / Blu-ray or VOD. The first movie released under the new model will be Prometheus, which will be available to download September 18 before hitting shelves in disc form on October 11. More after the jump.
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The ‘always on’ nature of the web and social media is something that movie studios are finally taking advantage of, with marketing campaigns that continue long past the opening weekend for any given film. Case in point is Prometheus, the divisive latest film from Ridley Scott. It provoked and disappointed audiences in equal measure when it opened at the beginning of this past summer, and now that the film is moving towards Blu-ray and DVD release, Fox is still teasing new materials.
The promo campaign for Prometheus was mysterious and masterful, and now we’ve got a new clip showing Idris Elba‘s Captain Janek being prepped for a mission into space, presumably aboard Prometheus. Check it out below and try to figure out just what is going on in the footage. Read More »
Want even more evidence that Ridley Scott created multiple variations of his Alien prequel, Prometheus? Several images have now come online that show a completely different version of one of the film’s major set pieces. In the theatrical version of the film, the scene was played with practical effects. However, the entire scene was also completed with a CGI villain in case the practical version didn’t work.
After the jump. we’ll describe the scene, which is from the second act of the film so it’s only a minor spoiler, and show photos from each version of the film. Read More »
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Audiences walked out of Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus with numerous questions, many of which came from the opened ended nature of the ending. Reports and photos released after the film suggested a bunch of footage hit the cutting room floor and it seems that’s very much the case. A list of deleted scenes reportedly on the upcoming Blu-ray suggest 14 scenes running roughly 35 minutes (yes, “three” “five”) are on the disc, including 15 minutes of footage from the third act of the film. Wow. After the jump, check out the full listening including spoilery titles. Read More »
Despite his huge commercial success, massive fan base and seemingly super-heroic ability to take criticism, Damon Lindelof is only human. The co-creator of Lost and co-writer of Prometheus hears a lot of negative comments about his work and, in a new interview, admits that it gets to him. He also admits that high-concept, sometimes ambiguous projects are the kind of stuff he loves and he wants the fans to engage with. So it goes with the territory.
Lindelof spoke to the Wall Street Journal about these things and more in specific relation to the semi-chilly online reaction to Prometheus. He reveals that he was one of the leading voices behind the viral marketing component of the film and believes the online reception of a film is extremely important, even if the studios haven’t yet taken that into consideration. He also comments on some “errors” in the film and more. Read excerpts after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
Putting on a wig and fake boobs to portray Madea has brought Tyler Perry more fame and fortune than most of us could ever dream of, but even so it seems the filmmaker/actor is eager to explore new horizons. Earlier this week, we got to see him play cat and mouse with a crazed Jack Shephard in the Alex Cross trailer, and now Perry’s talking about moving on to a sci-fi project. Because, it turns out, he’s a huge fan of the genre — though like many other sci-fi aficionados, he was somewhat less than enthralled with Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Read his comments after the jump.
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Whether or not you liked Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus, you have to admit, the scientists in it were pretty crappy. They touch potentially hazardous foreign substances, interact with alien species, and poorly communicate with their crew. All in all, very dangerous stuff. A comedy troupe called Barely Political noticed that too and created what they’re calling a “Prometheus Pre-Prequel” featuring Weyland Industries scientists training for their trip. It’s very funny stuff. Check it out below. Read More »