Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is just a bit more than a week from its 3D theatrical debut here in the states, and in anticipation of the Marvel character's second cinematic outing, a new official clip has landed online. Contrary to what you might expect from a Ghost Rider sequel directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the clip is a quiet dialogue scene of nuanced and observant character interaction focusing on one man haunted by his unforgivable past.
It's been a while since we've seen another new still from Prometheus, the kinda-sorta Alien prequel from director Ridley Scott, so here's a new one. 20th Century Fox has maintained the film's much-ballyhooed sense of mystery throughout the issuing of official images by ensuring that the vast majority feature characters staring, usually in awe, at something very much offscreen. This fresh Prometheus image sticks to that form, with Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green standing in their spacesuits, looking at something we can't see.
With just three weeks until the sequel actually arrives in theaters, a big haul of images from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance have appeared online. There are over seventy-five total, so we're just providing a sampling here, but even so, the stills give a sense of how different the film will be from its predecessor, 2007's Ghost Rider.
At the San Diego Comic-Con panel for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance way back in July of last year, the highlight wasn't actually the first presentation of the sequel's trailer, it was a brief two-and-a-half minute behind the scenes featurette. Now, with less than a month to go for before the film's release, that featurette has emerged online so that you can take a peek even if you didn't make the annual pilgrimage to Southern California.
A new international poster for Prometheus is currently making the rounds online, and the first thing you'll notice is that it is almost identical to the previously-released domestic one sheet. But what the heck, this mysterious quasi-prequel to Alien is Ridley Scott's first time back in the science fiction realm since Blade Runner back in 1982, so we're going to keep posting about it regardless of how novel the poster is or isn't.
Straight talk from the Straight Talk Highway: Prometheus is at least a little bit of a prequel to Alien, in that explores the mysteries of the big dead Space Jockey and the derelict spacecraft where the crew of the Nostromo encountered the xenomorph eggs in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic. We know this based on many things, including the teaser trailer and a new image that shows star Noomi Rapace in yet another exceedingly H.R. Giger-esque setting that includes not one, but two Space Jockeys making like sentries or maybe empty suits of armor. So why, then, have Fox and the filmmakers distanced Prometheus from Alien? Probably because, unlike most of the prequels we're used to, this one won't go out of its way to very specifically link up to the first film, showing how Ripley got her job at Weyland Yutani and whatnot.
Hey, here's a treat: Two official images, one each from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Prometheus, two of the biggest, most anticipated event pictures of 2012. The images are all kinds of different, with Noomi Rapace wearing her stylish spacesuit in a dark, Giger-y set, and Martin Freeman in full Bilbo Baggins mode on a sunny day in Middle Earth.
Prometheus and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have a lot in common, though. Both are technically prequels to beloved, hugely successful properties, both find crazy-popular directors returning to the properties with which they're most associated, and both see those directors filming features in 3D for the first time in their long careers (Get your Rogue 3D Eyewear right here, folks). So hey, check out the image from the new movies directed by Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson.
Synopsis: Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
As a three-day countdown featuring teasers for a teaser trailer have promised, the first trailer for Prometheus is now online. In a week stuffed to the gills with excellent, high-profile trailers, this one is probably the best of the bunch. For the last year or so, Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox have played awfully coy about the extent to which Prometheus is a prequel to Scott's seminal 1979 hit Alien, but this teaser makes it abundantly clear how how much this is stylistically and spiritually connected to its predecessor. It's designed just like a trailer for that film, and even includes a space jockey shot.
There's very little indication of plot and even less of character. Instead, the trailer maintains the mystery that has so far defined the film and ladles on thick spoonfuls of dread. While we've all been excited to see Scott return to science fiction after a three decade break, Scott apparently remembered to make Prometheus scary as hell. So that's good.
This week has basically been the trailer-pocalypse, with a cavalcade of them arriving one on top of the other starting Monday, and it's not over yet. Fox is counting down Thursday's reveal of the first trailer for Prometheus in style. On Monday, the studio released two trailers for the trailer, little thirty-second teases featuring footage from the film, behind the scenes snippets, and director Ridley Scott loquaciously discussing his return to science fiction for the first time since 1982's Blade Runner. With one day to go until the trailer arrives online to what should be the delight of many, Fox has eschewed the teases and instead debuted a new image from Prometheus.