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“Old School Scifi” for Prometheus.

You can expect a lot of stuff coming out of Twitter for Prometheus. London based visual effects artist Daniel Sidi posted this on his Twitter:

“I spotted some sets and props being built for #Prometheus at Pinewood Studios. Looking good, very old-school sci-fi. Sorry, no photos ;o)”

When asked to elaborate, he said: “hard to be too descriptive, but the phrases ‘giger’, ‘corridors’, ‘intersecting tunnels’ and ‘organic forms’ spring to mind.” Thanks to JayDee and Daz for the tips.



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Comments: 35
  1. ThisBethesdaSea
    There's an inevitable factor that when a monster movie is made, there will be elements of terror and running. I'd say we will probably see that. If so, running around in a completely foreign environment  that is pure biomechaniod will offer up something familiar, set in something completely different. I don't see another way around it? Anyone else.

    And while we're at it...ALIEN is the only film of the series where the actors sold me on the shear terror of running into a foreign organism. I hope that Ridley can recapture that as well. It's very rare that I buy actors being 'scared' on screen.
  2. SiL
    No more Aliens running loose in spaceships...nope, no thanks...tired. I would much rather this new crew get lost in the catacombs of the Derelict, something COMPLETELY different, stumbling upon a Space Jockey version of the alien creature, and a pursuit start from there.
    So ... replace human corridors for Jockey corridors, and the fact it's still just people running around corridors stops being an issue? ???
  3. ThisBethesdaSea
    For sure Circadian.

    The 'running from point A to point B worked brilliantly in ALIEN & Aliens, and by the time Alien Resurrection rolled around, it was like every plot device and/or element from the first 2 films was reused to try and construct another film. Obviously it worked well...heheheh  [ALIEN3 I have always thought to be a masterwork, with a couple of glaring issues, namely, the awful blue screen work]

    No more Aliens running loose in spaceships...nope, no thanks...tired. I would much rather this new crew get lost in the catacombs of the Derelict, something COMPLETELY different, stumbling upon a Space Jockey version of the alien creature, and a pursuit start from there.

    My only hope for Prometheus is that it recaptures the tone of ALIEN...somber, serious, hollow, empty, alone. ALIEN3 did a good job of that, if not ultimately tragic [which is why i love the film].
  4. Circadian
    What I hope Prometheus DOESN'T do is offer up the same old scenario...scared people running through unknown corridors.
    did you like the original alien?

    Dude, he is saying that he merely doesn't want a rehash of the first Alien film. I'm sure what he wants, as do I, is a science fiction masterpiece that is on par with the creativity, brilliance, atmosphere, and pacing of the first film.

    How does it follow that because someone likes the first film they want another film exactly like it? Failed logic.
  5. Berserker Pred
    it will be nice to see the film go back to its roots and be a eery horror with small corridoors full of steam which make it imposible to see through, that was one on the creepiest things about the 1st film, not knowing where it was
  6. ThisBethesdaSea
    It's one thing to have a healthy dose of skepticism, quite another to doubt every last f**king thing. It gets old. By this time, I think we all know that this film is indeed an alien prequel. People who believe otherwise are choosing to for whatever reason.
  7. dandan
    Okay, that clears that up. Still wonder what the research is about though. Science advisor, maybe...?

    thats all very nice with the tweets and all but wheres the proof they are actually there like ?

    and by the way something new which has just popped up from alien prequel news new article about it being filmed in scotland...

    http://www.alienprequelnews.com/2011/04/prometheus-to-shoot-in-scottish-castle.html
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