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New Prometheus Image Featuring Noomi Rapace

Los Angeles Times has revealed a new production still from Prometheus featuring Noomi’s character, Elizabeth Shaw. It may not be obvious at first, but there are some familiar shapes in the background of the photo as well. You can see the somewhat ‘spoilery’ image by clicking the read more button below.

Along with the new image, writer Damon Lindelof has shared a few words with the publication. You can read the full interview here:

The movie is definitely epic in its scope. One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean, who directed ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.

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 New Prometheus Image Featuring Noomi Rapace



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  1. PrometheusFire
    I think........... And i am only using this reference once and once only lmao

    The aliens in id4 use creatures from their planet to create thier ships and space/ battle suits :)

    Maybe aliens do that because they.......like me......understand that its not only cheaper to grow your own......but your costume also looks waaaay cooler than anything those pesky humans have :)


    Just some thoughts pmsl :)
  2. Gash
    Absolutely. It's been said it's epic on a David Lean scale, and though there are some very nice wide shots in the trailer, and it feels epic because it evokes  A   L   I   E   N , we haven't really seen anything yet. The conclusions drawn over the jumping man went way over the top.
  3. PrometheusFire
    Its been said by scott himself
    " im keeping all the best stuff locked up"
    Love how we all assume in our way that we have seen everything and know the ins n outs of the story and subplots lmao
    ......AND ALL FROM A MIN OF f**kING FOOTAGE  :).....
    Im sure we havnt even got a clue about any of the epic stuff yet

    Just some thoughts.....
  4. red_otter
    As much as I'm loving these shots, I really hope the filmamkers are just teasing the hell out of us.  The Ampule Room head is being mega pimped.  As cool as it is, if its the only big set piece style set in the movie (a supposedly EPIC movie), I'll be pretty underwhelmed.

    I don't know about set piece style "set", but I reckon plenty of the shots in the trailer have demonstrated both big set pieces and awesome epic shots - Prometheus itself, the wide shot of the ship arriving through the clouds, the vehicles driving down the road, the modernised version of the Space Jockey seat, not to mention the clearly amazing set piece of the "derelict" ship blowing up in the air then rolling across the surface.

    Given they're probably holding back plenty of awesome moments from the teaser I think that's a pretty good haul  :)
  5. Promethean Fire
    As much as I'm loving these shots, I really hope the filmamkers are just teasing the hell out of us.  The Ampule Room head is being mega pimped.  As cool as it is, if its the only big set piece style set in the movie (a supposedly EPIC movie), I'll be pretty underwhelmed.
  6. PrometheusFire
    But if he is a low down workman character then I think, at the least, in this point of the film he's rising above his station.

    He may be a low-down workman, but he is a giant alien low-down workman, so he is far from being unimportant from an audience perspective. But you could also be right that he has risen above his station, being the rebel figure of the Prometheus myth.

    -Chris

    Lol i actually think there is a chance he was just photoshopped in to get us thinking and talking about the movie untill its release, the trailer is a sequence of bulletpoints that appear to tell a certain story lol
    Notice 01: the trailer starts with the shot of a spaceship
    02: it ends with the deralict crashing

    03: inbetween those 2 shots are a sequence of events that mimick alien

    Pretty much has us all thinking it all happens in that order lol ;)

    04: 80% of aliens trailer is footage not even in the movie........

    Just some thoughts.......:)
  7. red_otter
    Personally I still don't think so though because of the size problem (he just won't fit into that chair IMO) - but I know there's debate about that. But why is he wearing a suit (without helmet) for which the helmet has a space-jockey like appearance?!

    I think that there's a pretty good chance that he will be the one donning the smaller SJ-like suit, but I completely agree that he is too small for the chair. My take is that he is named the Engineer because that is quite literally what he is, the ship's maintenance man, created by the SJs as a sort of slave to look after operations. The SJ suit is his spacesuit.

    -Chris

    That all makes sense, and I would be VEry surprised if this figure climbs into the seat and ends up being an SJ like the one in Alien (still less THE one from Alien). Frankly, it would be idiotic given the proportions we can see from this (albeit brief) clip - but that is of course just my opinion.

    Where I'm not so sure about your analysis is that the clip, even though it took many people a while to spot the "blue man", nevertheless, in the context of the final film, suggests he is an imposing and powerful figure. I can't honestly see that shot, in a storytelling sense, making much sense without implying that, at the least, that character is quite an important figure at this point in the story (unless they're making a really weird trailer where they're deliberately wrong-footing us about even the emotional impact of a shot, which of course isn't impossible given the level of secrecy and hype that surrounds this film).

    Actually I guess that doesn't necessarily preclude your points being wrong either. But if he is a low down workman character then I think, at the least, in this point of the film he's rising above his station.
  8. ChrisPachi
    Personally I still don't think so though because of the size problem (he just won't fit into that chair IMO) - but I know there's debate about that. But why is he wearing a suit (without helmet) for which the helmet has a space-jockey like appearance?!

    I think that there's a pretty good chance that he will be the one donning the smaller SJ-like suit, but I completely agree that he is too small for the chair. My take is that he is named the Engineer because that is quite literally what he is, the ship's maintenance man, created by the SJs as a sort of slave to look after operations. The SJ suit is his spacesuit.

    -Chris
  9. red_otter
    Pity about the compression on this - it's really hard to make out details. I do notice that the 'suits' have strange right arms - look at the wrist on the left arm of each, and then see how straight the right arms are - no wrist at all. Almost as though the right arms have some kind of attachment. It also looks as though there are more suits behind Shaw but it's impossible to be sure. This would lend itself to the statue idea, having statuesque 'sentinels' at the entryway to the pilots room.

    -Chris

    First post, hi guys, been a lurker round here for a while. Just something I can't see has been pointed out before: the point above about the right arm being straight, as if it has an attachment, and the left being more naturally hand-like, with a wrist. You can see the exact same thing on the mysterious blue man in the brief shot of the space jockey chamber, particularly clear in the shots that people have lightened up.

    Now there are several possibilities from this, but at the least I think we can assume that the "blue man" is wearing the body part of the suits in the newly-released still, just not the helmet. As the helmets are space-jockey-like (with the trunks), this may or may not add credence to the idea that he is indeed a space jockey.

    Personally I still don't think so though because of the size problem (he just won't fit into that chair IMO) - but I know there's debate about that. But why is he wearing a suit (without helmet) for which the helmet has a space-jockey like appearance?!

    Apologies if this has been brought up before. If not I'd love to hear people's thoughts...
  10. Kol
    Anyone else notice that Noomi's escape pod suit doesn't have the orange trims on it that the previously released pic had?  Might just be a lighting effect.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.hitfix.com%2Fphotos%2F1009482%2FNoomi_Rapace_PROMETHEUS_trailer_article_story_main.jpg&hash=7c7c9715d18ceb6970ccda40a4f9f32b

    and here's the pic in larger resolution:

    http://www.beyondhollywood.com/uploads/2011/06/Noomi-Rapace-in-Prometheus-2012-Movie-Image.jpg
  11. whiterabbit
    The big secret with space jockey's is that we haven't seen their horses yet. They probably ride huge white serpents through out the ship.

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F2.bp.blogspot.com%2F_QfayPsxbCj8%2FSb8OfC4EmkI%2FAAAAAAAAAIY%2F0MdHMnRW81o%2Fs400%2Fzoidberg_sperm.jpg&hash=2afd5c2088a66b81a850b5eb0310aeb7
    Oh good god where did you find that...  :D

    Still though there is a possibility that the space jockey could only be 15 inches high. I mean we've only seen the suits so far. The face hugger could be the pilot of the jockey suit too.
  12. PrometheusFire
    That could work :P And they took influence from the comics and the Coleman and Dangerfield jockeys are being telepathically forced to do Space-Jackson's bidding, cleaning out the suits, keeping the ship clean etc.

    Laterz on the Space-Jackson gets inside the jumping guy's head and causes it to mutate, forcing him to attack the crew :D
    Dude i completely forgot to put a spoiler tag on my post, do you think itl get flagged...........:)
    I think between the both of us we have pretty much cracked it.

    P.s dude did you notice the rick james reference in the frame skip at the end of the teaser.......
    " f**k your couch darkness" i think its a big clue about the origins of the sj chair :)

    Plus i am 93.4% certain that i can hear a lightsabre igniting just before noomi screams at the end........... im thinking major plot twists that even we arnt gonna be able to see coming
  13. Toy
    That could work :P And they took influence from the comics and the Coleman and Dangerfield jockeys are being telepathically forced to do Space-Jackson's bidding, cleaning out the suits, keeping the ship clean etc.

    Laterz on the Space-Jackson gets inside the jumping guy's head and causes it to mutate, forcing him to attack the crew :D
  14. PrometheusFire
    The big secret with space jockey's is that we haven't seen their horses yet. They probably ride huge white serpents through out the ship.
    Im thinking more along the lines that the sjs ride the big white snakes to valhalla and the spaceship tunnels your talking about are actually the man wombs of darth vadars mums great uncle twice removed ( due to a copywrite infringement down at lucasville texas) .
    I have actually heard a rumour that the 3 sjs in the movie are micheal jacksons sister sharon ,  gary coleman ( the different strokes version and not the older much shorter version )and of course rodney dangerfield ( who im told is reprising his role from natural born killers ) and the baby thats born in miss noomi is gonna be half cgi and half rob snyders face , im superstoked man........SUPER STOKED!!!

    Oh and as a sidenote im pretty sure that from all the clues i have deciphered from the teaser the classic xeno design has been replaced by a tennis ball on a string ........ But it "does" connect onto a stick later on in the movie :)

    And as a double sidenote , news just in from my buddy's sisters  second uncles gay lovers lovechilds foster parents ( who work on the movie) have assured me that giger did infact design the tennisball and stick and we "will" be able to see strands of the original aliens dna on it
    An official quote from ridley on set
    " i had to do something new as the old shape had been done to death "
    Im thinking we may even see a queen tennis ball later on in the movie.
  15. 180924609
    I don't think a film featuring intelligent serpents would be as believable

    Okay. Why?
    So you dont complain about it looking like jabba the hut :)

    I really dont want the Space Jockey to look anything like Jabba the Hutt. :D

    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fsecrethistoryofstarwars.com%2Fdeclanmulholland1.jpg&hash=0485eccae87f5c90fd64ee440c2fc4dd
    Jabba the Hutt^^
  16. ThisBethesdaSea
    I've seen great fan made designs of the Space Jockeys as well, but in all reality, having them rendered as photo real on the big screen may not play out as convincingly as we might think. There have been too many Men In Black type films (or Star Wars prequels) with talking monsters that has happened during the interim between the first Alien and Prometheus. For now, I think Scott has chosen wisely. Thats not to say that it cant be done, but at the moment I cant recall any films that feature talking or intelligent creatures that play well on the screen. You could argue that the Predator has been successful but the only non human aspect of it is its head, its a very human monster.

    Honestly I've lived with the idea that the Jockey race is a more creature-like organism but I've just learned to let it go...and as I ponder the notion that they're more human, Im actually more unnerved. What's interesting about the promotional strategy is that the studio seems to be getting us all used to the idea and if we're being honest, the only people who seem to really care or notice are the die hard geeks like me who look for statues in darkened photos. Right now I'm a believer. I have faith that Ridley Scott will deliver 3 for 3 and redefine yet again what Science Fiction is.  :) :) :)
  17. RoaryUK
    I don't think a film featuring intelligent serpents would be as believable

    Okay. Why?
    So you dont complain about it looking like jabba the hut :)


    Like everyone else I'll reserve judgement until I see it for real, but I've seen better fan made designs for the Space Jockey, indeed I can think of at least one image that had many of us fooled for a short while. I've never had any problem with the Jockey inside a suit, I just find it hard to believe after all this time it could be a MAN in there, when a humanoid/serpent design could have been just as believable and work just as well. Another lost opportunity perhaps, we'll have to wait and see!  :(
  18. ThisBethesdaSea
    I like the idea that the Space Jockey is more human then creature. I don't think a film featuring intelligent serpents would be as believable nor would I think it command a more serious tone that Prometheus needs. Creatures is what everyone wants the SJ to be,  but I like that they're not what we expect whatsoever.
  19. RoaryUK
    The Space Jockey's legs, which we never really see in ALIEN anyway, are bad enough, but not liking those boots the more I see of that pic, why couldn't they have been part serpent or something???   >:(
  20. PrometheusFire
    Since seeing the movie  back in 1979..I think that the Space Jockey chair is some kind of flying device, the space jockey is using to fly trough the egg chambers...

    Kinda like an observation deck that moves throughout the entire ship, thats an awesome theory buddy, do you think it could rise up into the giant stone head , oooooooo even the idea that every room houses a different suit i wonder , those statues could just represent the mobile suit that these creatures use??????
  21. Toy
    Malakak: I mean this in the nicest possible way but: I don't think any serious Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) fan believes AVP and AVP:R to be canon. They're kind of like "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003). For fun.

    Haha sorry I wasn't being clear. I don't consider them canon in any way, so no offense taken. I just meant that Ridley will explore those original concepts in A L I E N in a much better way than the piss-poor AVP did; and will literally eject AVP out of even possibly being conceived of fitting into the canon. I want them to be metaphorically shot out of a literal cannon. I was trying to be humorous but it didn't come across :P
  22. PrometheusFire
    Malakak: I mean this in the nicest possible way but: I don't think any serious Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) fan believes AVP and AVP:R to be canon. They're kind of like "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003). For fun.

    01:Lol well to be honest mate if your going down that direction why not take it to the extreme and accept that any serious "alien79" fan knows that what cameron did was change the creature from being truely alien to being an ant/wasp that was to big to step on .......... In my oppinion if you accept camerons "twist" on the original then your being nothing but a stuck up little twat ........
    02: avp is no more out of touch with the original than the idea of a bunch of fully armed marines invading a nest of antlike aliens and pretty much all getting wiped out......oh except for the forklift driver who by herself invaded the nest , wiped out the nesting grounds and the queen and all the xeno's ,without any prior military training and oh yeah she did the whole thing carrying a little girl on her back.........
    03: your argument really shows know logical thinking......and actually comes across as simply over inflated ego fanboy nonsense that stems from watching way to much cameron jizz.......and please dont try and start some other bullshit argument i actually like aliens......its just no more further from "cannon" than avp and i think that claiming your any more serious a "fan" when you claim that you dont agree with the bigger picture is foolhardy and childish aswell as ignorant.
    We are all here for the same reason......well except for you and a few others on here, your obviously only here because you love a few 1 or 2 movies that feature monsters ive loved since childhood that ive followed through movies , comicbooks, toys, novels etc etc ............ Just sayin :)
  23. Jenga
    Malakak: I mean this in the nicest possible way but: I don't think any serious Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) fan believes AVP and AVP:R to be canon. They're kind of like "Freddy vs. Jason" (2003). For fun.
  24. Toy
    Thanks PrometheusFire,  I think you may be right and AVP did try to go back and use some of those early alien concepts with Preds instead.  Ridley could be giving the AVP series a huge f*** you by going back to those early ideas about pyramids on other worlds and executing those ideas in a better way.  There's ways they could both coexist after, but the talk about a Pyramid set has me thinking AVP will be shot out of canon.

    Remember there was a rumor that they built a pyramid set in Morocco and were transporting it somewhere else for Prometheus? I think it will all be connected to the idea of a lost global mother culture that, in this movie, also went interstellar with the help of another race tens of thousands of years ago.  This makes the bald guys a subordinate race of humanoid-giants, but their mixture of genetics is close to the gods and elder gods(Titans) who may be even larger.  I think we have non-humanoid intelligent creatures and even possibly more humanoids yet to be revealed.  The bald guys could actually play the role of the demi-gods (mixture of god and man) in the mythology.
  25. PrometheusFire
    I'm sure the cuniform is nothing we've seen before.

    And if it is in fact a mix of various ancient culture symbols...well, it really is sounding a little AVPish.

    I'm sure the cuniform is nothing we've seen before.

    And if it is in fact a mix of various ancient culture symbols...well, it really is sounding a little AVPish.

    01: pretty certain that............ Watching event horizon on blueray its painfully obvious that anderson was a diehard fan of alien and in event horizon probaby found a dream project i.e spacecrew respond to distress signal of deralict spacecraft, investigate, discover new lifeform that wants to kill them all . set design ,camera shots,crew member attitudes etc etc even the crews spacehelmets ffs which im sure were just dug out from the alien props.
    02: from what i have come to learn about some of the original alien concepts, im sure avp and alot of the ideas for it came from scott and obannons early ideas just set on earth and swap out the sjs for the preds and boom.
    03: event horizon had a budget of 50million and the director was allowed alot of creative controle.
    04: avp had a budget of 60million and pretty much got made by execs who have no f**king clue

    The ideas, sets or even director were not the problem with avp, apart from it being on earth and the pair up at the end i thought it was pretty cool :)

    Oooooo so like............is the idea that the ancient race that built the pyramid idea that the 79 deralict craft crashed into was actually the preds :/ and in fact was an old deralict training ground that got blowed up by a pred nuke activated by a predyouth that failed the trials , the large blast knocking out the electrical systems of a passing sj craft in the process????? Just sayin :)
  26. PrometheusFire
    I like the suits, I'm not worried I'm still very convinced they're punking us by giving this away and that there's another race besides the tall humanoids. One that's a creature underneath, but uses the suits of their masters and ends up helping humanity, again. Yes it's true many religions/cultures portrayed their gods as very human-like; especially the pantheistic gods who have individual personalities and character faults. Zeus was always cheating on Rhea etc., but a common theme is that there are always classes of less tangible creatures mixed in with those "'gods". In the Greek myth, at first the Titans were actually the Elder Gods in the cosmology. Basically the first ruling class of true Gods that later gets replaced by the gods of Mt. Olympus. This puts the Olympian gods in the position to punish, and make war with the Titans. In many cultures there is the image of the old, bearded god figure like Odin, the Judeo-christian god image, Zeus, and to an extent Osiris.  Although people in the past assigned human characteristic to a lot of the ruling gods, there's mention of other forces in a lot of the earlier thoughts of those cultures. The Titans/Elder gods are just one example, and later on in the myths they are more anthropomorphic, but I don't think these are the tall human "gods" spoke of in alien astronaut theory.

    Even in the Judeo-christian myths you have characters like Jehova, who sounds like he actually could have been wearing some giant suit, or a weird creature himself.  The many different choirs of angels are interesting, and the archangel Michael is said to be extremely tall when he manifests.
    If you take it to alien astronaut theory and try to connect to the myths, there's still mention of non-humanoids when you really look at it.  Daniken doesn't focus on this like some others do, because even for serious researchers there wouldn't be much to go on.  Daniken does sometimes cover these things.  The mysterious "Watchers"/Anasazi/Ant-people or what looks and sounds like our current idea of the grey aliens are possible contenders with the saucer craft being included.
    Then you have things that are more Lovecraftian and in the vein of "at the mountains of madness" coming from some of the Egyptian/Sumerian stuff mixed in with the more humanoid sounding gods.
    Still so many possibilities if they really dive into either the mythology or alien astronaut theory.  People who theorize that the grey aliens were the "Watchers" (or some variation when translated from other cultures) think they may have been a slave race of the interstellar humanoids at some point in the past.
    I'm not saying it has to look like E.T. But they could easily place any creature design in that subordinate role, aka what became of the Titans, the classes of angels, various creatures of Norse mythology, and what some think happened to the alien greys by the Nephillim/Annunaki of AA theory.
    Not saying I believe all this stuff, all the analogies found cross-culturally show is that these myths of very similar characters took shape in different cultures and language, most likely being transferred from culture to culture. When you trace it all back, it leads to Egypt, the middle-east/Sumer, and ancient India.  Where we first see things like the flood tale.  When monotheism took over much of the other characters of the myths were forgotten or relegated to being in one of the choirs of angels. Even the pitchfork, and three-pronged staff of the Devil and Lucifer could relate to Poseidon/Triton and Hades.  The caduceus appears a lot too.

    Nicely put buddy :)
    Exactly the point i made about our own ancient history allowing for the idea of a " alien/god/angel/demon/scientist" overlord character to appear to be humanesque in appearance in a sci-fi movie.............why it needs to be justified is seriously beyond me at this point and actually shows a commitment i cannot f**king relate to :)
    Thanks for taking the time to explain it in detail :)
    From what i can tell most of the comments ppl are making in regards to the anti humanoid sjbs, pretty much every problem they have exists in the xeno alien design lol ........ I just dont get the issue ???

    Can anybody read cuniform text lol, somebody should try and translate the cuniform located on the sleepchamber thingys surrounding the center platform :)
  27. jpierpoint
    Could the humanoid not be one of their creations? Maybe kept as a caretaker for when the humans found them? A sort of friendly face before they meet the true creature? Just a thought and would kind of make sense?? Also I dont think Ridley would wimp out with that as an answer on the backstory, the blokes a legend and I have faith he won't sell it out with a lame we go and find a bald human idea.....

    Personally I think so , I mentioned in the other thread but nobody seemed to take notice. The Blue guy is played by Ian White who is nothing more than a creature actor. He will not have any lines, and if he does, it will probably be Darth Maul style one liners with a different voice over.

    I'm thinking the SJ will also be humanoid, the lack of Guy Pierce anywhere seems to indicate to me that he's probably our SJ. The only other explination could be that he's Weyland.

    Well given that Guy Pierce is a 'name' actor, and a good one at that, I think he probably will have a key part to play. Maybe not huge in terms of screen time but important. Add in his absence from the trailer and anything else that's emerged so far and, for me, the 'probably' turns into a definitely.

    Could the humanoid not be one of their creations? Maybe kept as a caretaker for when the humans found them? A sort of friendly face before they meet the true creature? Just a thought and would kind of make sense?? Also I dont think Ridley would wimp out with that as an answer on the backstory, the blokes a legend and I have faith he won't sell it out with a lame we go and find a bald human idea.....

    Personally I think so , I mentioned in the other thread but nobody seemed to take notice. The Blue guy is played by Ian White who is nothing more than a creature actor. He will not have any lines, and if he does, it will probably be Darth Maul style one liners with a different voice over.

    I'm thinking the SJ will also be humanoid, the lack of Guy Pierce anywhere seems to indicate to me that he's probably our SJ. The only other explination could be that he's Weyland.

    Well given that Guy Pierce is a 'name' actor, and a good one at that, I think he probably will have a key part to play. Maybe not huge in terms of screen time but important. Add in his absence from the trailer and anything else that's emerged so far and, for me, the 'probably' turns into a definitely.

    Sorry, to clarify, I mean that the fact that there has been no details of his role says to me that it is "spoilary"
  28. Highland
    Could the humanoid not be one of their creations? Maybe kept as a caretaker for when the humans found them? A sort of friendly face before they meet the true creature? Just a thought and would kind of make sense?? Also I dont think Ridley would wimp out with that as an answer on the backstory, the blokes a legend and I have faith he won't sell it out with a lame we go and find a bald human idea.....

    Personally I think so , I mentioned in the other thread but nobody seemed to take notice. The Blue guy is played by Ian White who is nothing more than a creature actor. He will not have any lines, and if he does, it will probably be Darth Maul style one liners with a different voice over.

    I'm thinking the SJ will also be humanoid, the lack of Guy Pierce anywhere seems to indicate to me that he's probably our SJ. The only other explination could be that he's Weyland.
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