Enough with all this superhero business, let's get down with some science-fiction horror. A new video featurette for Prometheus is now available, along with yet another thirty-second TV spot for Ridley Scott's return to the fictitious universe of 1979's Alien.
So far, the promotional campaign for Prometheus has proven remarkably adept at playing it mysterious, providing tantalizing clues and glimpses at the film's interstellar horrors. The approach has worked tremendously well, and today, a new international trailer doesn't ruin that sense of mystery or anything, but the three-minute trailer definitely shows off a lot of new Prometheus imagery, including our first look at some creature designs. It's another outstanding trailer, but if you want to be surprised in the theater, then just skip this latest epic trailer.
There are precious few directors who are basically movie stars themselves, whose names and resumes are familiar enough to mass audiences to act as selling points. Ridley Scott is one of them. If it does absolutely nothing else, a newly released behind-the-scenes featurette from Prometheus ensures that you're psyched about Scott directing an ambitious new big budget movie, but it's also guaranteed to get your endorphins running over Scott's return to the universe of 1979 classic Alien.
Remember that Prometheus viral video from a month ago? The one that was an ad for fictitious Weyland Corporation's newest innovation in the field of robotics, the eighth iteration in the David android series? Remember how it was slick and insanely well-made like an effective commercial then got crazy-creepy at the end? Well now there's a new Prometheus viral video for David 8 that features Michael Fassbender as the android, taking the stylistic and thematic content way, way further to great effect.
Most of the imagery we've seen from Prometheus has focused on the extraterrestrial setting, showing a lot of dark, foreboding, H.R. Giger-style chambers and weirdness. Today, though, we've got no fewer than eight shiny new images devoted exclusively to the Prometheus itself, the eponymous interstellar craft that takes our intrepid heroes to the planet LV-426, where they're introduced to the horrors that kinda sorta set up Ridley Scott's classic Alien.
Hey look, a news item unrelated to The Avengers which is nonetheless related to The Avengers now simply by virtue of me having mentioned it! Four new stills from Prometheus are viewable online today, and you're probably thinking that you know just what they'll look like, given the consistency of past images from Ridley Scott's Alien quasi-prequel. But these are different from the rest. Well, mostly.
Just yesterday, Disney announced that Maleficent, the live-action retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous villain, would arrive in theaters on March 14, 2014. Before she moves into the realm of a fantasy origin tale, though, Jolie might just join a very different type of project for a brief spell. That would be The Counselor, the next film from Ridley Scott that is attracting attention from very famous people and a potential distributor.
A whole mess of new stills from Prometheus have landed online, and here we're offering but a sample of ten images from Ridley Scott's first science fiction film in thirty years. Amongst the stills is even one behind the scenes look at the man himself, standing next to a RED digital camera and sporting some 3D glasses, as this is also Scott's first foray into shooting 3D.
20th Century's Fox's long game with Prometheus is paying off big, as months and months of total secrecy and an absolutely stunning theatrical trailer have made audiences hungry for even the slightest morsel of new information on the Alien prequel. The latest print issue of Empire magazine contains a bunch of exclusive material, including new images that are now showing up online as scans. In addition, director Ridley Scott shares some insight on the film's rating and just what drew him back to the universe he built in 1979.
The incredible domestic trailer for Prometheus that premiered over the weekend concludes with Michael Fassbender's character, David, saying, "Big things have small beginnings." He might as well have been talking about the film's marketing. 20th Century Fox has kept an exceptionally tight lid on Ridley Scott's oh-so mysterious Alien prequel for more than a year, but with less than three months until release, the floodgates have opened in spectacular fashion.