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American film magazine Production Weekly has recently published this synopsis about Prometheus:

“The story takes place in the distant future. There are two superpowers on Earth fighting each other for what’s left of the remaining natural resources spread out across the solar system. One of these superpowers have created and sent a giant terraforming ship to a distant planet called Erix. Their hope is to take this living world and reshape it so that humans can live there.

This enormous terraforming spacecraft lands on Erix, a harsh and uninhabitable planet where it dispenses six smaller mobile units called Crawlers which spread across 125 kilometers of the planet and sow seeds which then terraform the planet. And the name of this terraforming spaceship is…”Prometheus.” The severity of Erix’s indigenous life is notable which are essentially referred to as bio-mechanoid killers. (Offers out to Angelina Jolie & Charlize Theron for Vickers, Michael Fassbender for David, and Gemma Arterton for the role of Truks. / Release date June 8, 2012.)”

Some of this sounds vaguely like the Jon Spaihts script Shadow-19 but I haven’t read said script yet so I can’t really comment.

As well as this it has been confirmed that Prometheus will be shooting in Morocco in Feburary according to Nourreddine Sail, head of  the Moroccan Cinema Centre: “he is expecting Ridley Scott to start shooting his next film, the upcoming Alien prequel, at the country’s southern Ouarzazate film studios next February and March.”

Thanks to Dustin and wmmvrrvrrmm for the news. Also UK film magazine Empire is running a small spread on Prometheus in its next issue. Watch this space.

UPDATE: It looks like Production Weekly did indeed copy the synopsis of Shadow-19 as posted by Script Flags so I would consider this one debunked.



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  1. Valaquen
    http://alienseries.blogspot.com/2011/01/crafting-perfect-organism.html

    just over half way down that page there is the bolaji test footage. if scott brings back the classic alien i want it to have that silhouette and movement. watching him emerge from round the corner is genuinely eerie.
    One of my favourite parts is the very beginning, when he's just standing there. That's amazing, look at the guy. And there's another shot of him just standing nonchalantly at the end of the corridor. His physique is incredible. It's a shame there wasn't twelve of him for Aliens [it's a shame there wasn't one of him], and it's a shame he passed away, he wanted to do a sequel if he could have.

    Christ thats creepy.

    Any way I can get a url for the video?
    I'll upload it to Youtube later for you.
  2. SiL
    Honestly, that's probably the best performance I've ever seen anyone do as an Alien ... and it's a guy in his underwear with a mock-up head. I love how he goes from slow and graceful to twitchy in a heartbeat.

    Also holy crap how skinny was that guy seriously.
  3. dandan
    Quote
    Flying_Moomin and Ridley Scott, we flew the "aliens"Crew to morocco!
    http://twitter.com/Flying_Moomin/statuses/36578198821011456

    man if that is true ( it is most likely be true) then they must be really working very hard on it now

    If I had to guess the focus of Prometheus will gradually move from the Alien onto creatures like the Space Jockey's and their intentions.

    Same universe, but wider scope.
    yeah thats what i have been thinking aswell
  4. samoht
    In all honesty, all this hype about Aliens in Prometheus seems a bit premature.  I don't want to be the b@$t@rd out to ruin everybody's hopes and dreams, but this all seems to lack an "official" feel to it.  A lot of these claims appear more to be misinterpretations than actual evidence and fact.  But, I could be wrong.  I just don't want everybody's hopes raised only so they'll come crashing down to the floor later.

    "In reality, hope is the worst of all evils,
    because it prolongs man's torments."
     ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Predxeno

  5. predxeno
    In all honesty, all this hype about Aliens in Prometheus seems a bit premature.  I don't want to be the b@$t@rd out to ruin everybody's hopes and dreams, but this all seems to lack an "official" feel to it.  A lot of these claims appear more to be misinterpretations than actual evidence and fact.  But, I could be wrong.  I just don't want everybody's hopes raised only so they'll come crashing down to the floor later.
  6. MadassAlex
    Personally, I think this would be very interesting if it were a bit from column A and a bit from column B; you could have it as part of the Alien continuity without tying it too heavily to previous films. If you have Aliens in it, cool beans. If not, cool beans.

    What I really want to see when I go to the cinema is a return to the style of sci-fi Alien best represents -- the mysterious and confronting.

    I also really like the idea of Aliens being more amorphous than previously intended, and not necessarily due to host, but due to the fact they're f**kin' alien and make no sense via our narrow perceptions. Something like this is potentially fantastic because it opens the scope of the setting without limiting itself by being overtly imitative.
  7. BonesawT101
    Now that Fassbender has basically confirmed that yes this is connected to alien I think we can safely relax a little.

    From slashfilm.com -

    Fassbender (when asked if it is an alien movie and if it follows the continuity with the alien movies) -

    “Oh, absolutely. There’s a definite connecting vein,. You realize you’re part of something else, but it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.” … “When I read it, I was like, ‘Well, okay, another Alien. Where do you go with this idea?’ And then I sort of read the script, and it’s new, yet it’s in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there’s a whole new revelation within this film.” …. “The first ‘Alien’ [movies], they were thrillers. Something’s going on. It’s creeping, it’s sinister. Things are happening, it’s building, [and there are] different sorts of intrigues and politics going on between the different relationships on board. There’s action in it,” he said, “but the intelligence is what struck me when I read it. It’s more sort of like the original ones. There are things happening and building, and the intelligence of the first two-thirds of the film gets you ready for the action.”
  8. predxeno
    Charlize Theron could have misinterpretted the script.  Either way, you're right; we shouldn't argue about this.  We'll find out the truth eventually.  What's the point arguing?
  9. Federick Gonsa
    You people are Fu#€kn ridiculous. Now because you don't personally know who these people are you doubt their words? Shit, Ridley Scott himself could say something and you'd disbelieve it doubting the source of the quote.  I love fandom, and I loathe it with a passion as well.

    People have to understand that THIS IS THE INTERNET!!! Everything in it is TRUE!!! There is absolutely no need to be skeptical about internet quotes. I mean all the information in it is 100% correct and reliable.  I mean who has ever used the internet to spread lies??? "No one" is the answer.
  10. predxeno
    You people are Fu#€kn ridiculous. Now because you don't personally know who these people are you doubt their words? Shit, Ridley Scott himself could say something and you'd disbelieve it doubting the source of the quote.  I love fandom, and I loathe it with a passion as well.

    No one's insulting the fandom, calm down.  But, I want it noted that it's these kinds of rumors that put the word out that Chet would die in the first 20 minutes of AVPR.  Even though some of us would love it if that were true, it clearly didn't work out that way.
  11. ThisBethesdaSea
    You people are Fu#€kn ridiculous. Now because you don't personally know who these people are you doubt their words? Shit, Ridley Scott himself could say something and you'd disbelieve it doubting the source of the quote.  I love fandom, and I loathe it with a passion as well.
  12. dandan
    The digital effects company Weta doing the effect for Prometheus?
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3576725/
    if it says it on imdb then yes because its official

    I followed the link, where does it say that?
    Filmography
    Hide Visual Effects (11 titles)
    2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (animation technical director: Weta) (pre-production)
     
    2012 Prometheus (animation technical director: Weta) (pre-production)
     
    2011 X-Men: First Class (animation technical director: Weta Digital) (filming)
     
    2011 Rise of the Apes (animation technical director) (post-production)
     
    2011 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (animation technical director) (post-production)
     
    2010 Gulliver's Travels (animation technical director)
     
    2010 Predators (animation technical director)
     
    2010 Knight and Day (animation technical director)
     
    2010 The A-Team (animation technical director)
     
    2009 Avatar (animation technical director)
     
    2009 The Lovely Bones (animation technical director)
  13. predxeno
    Yeah, who are these people again?  I can see from your links are their statements, I don't know anything about these people's biographies or who they are.  How do you know they're not just fans posing as people in the loop?
  14. dandan
    ok this is getting out of hand now lol... there is too many people talking bout it been a alien movie it has got to be!

    anyway do you guys thnk that the predators had a relation with the space jockeys like with the jockeys helmet at the begginging of avp2
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