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Ridley Scott Filming on Skye

There’s a new article in a local Scottish newspaper called The West Highland Free Press who claim Ridley Scott was on the Isle of Skye in Scotland last weekend filming some pickup shots for Prometheus. Specifically around the The Old Man of Storr which is like a rocky hill formation. Here’s the scan which includes a picture of the crew as well Ridley Scott hard at work.

 Ridley Scott Filming on Skye

Thanks to ‘We must go on’ for the scan.



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Comments: 23
  1. St_Eddie
    Who the heck writes up the articles over at the 'Potty Mouth' site?!  I suppose that it's rather appropriate that the writing is shit!

    Quote from: Potty Mouth
    This Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender starrer...

    Is "starrer" even a word?!  Surely that sentence should read as "This upcoming motion picture, starring Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender..."

    Quote from: Potty Mouth
    ...is something Scott is all excited about.

    "...is a project which Scott is very excited about." 

    Quote from: Potty Mouth
    The high profile director is confident that the 3D format used in this film has a great future in filmmaking.

    "The high profile director is confident that the popular 3D format being used for this film has a bright future within the filmmaking industry."

    Quote from: Potty Mouth
    Prometheus is going to use special effects rather than CG effects.

    Um, CG effects are a type of special effect.  This should read as "Prometheus is to primarily utilise practical special effects, as opposed to a heavy usage of CGI."

    Quote from: Potty Mouth
    Being his first 3D release and his first science fiction film since Blade Runner 25 years ago, he wants nothing less than perfect.

    "Perfection", not "perfect"!
  2. ikarop
    I was on a weekend trip to Skye on the 14/15th Jan - drove all the way round the Trotternish peninsula anticlockwise and came across a huge load of trailers/cars and 3 helecopters parked up. We were going to walk up to the Old Man but decided it give it a miss there being nowhere left to park! We knew it must have been something big going on but suspected Top Gear or James Bond.

    Thanks for the confirmation!

    Isn't it wonderful? This community literally has eyes everywhere, lol.
  3. scaryscotsgirl
    I was on a weekend trip to Skye on the 14/15th Jan - drove all the way round the Trotternish peninsula anticlockwise and came across a huge load of trailers/cars and 3 helecopters parked up. We were going to walk up to the Old Man but decided it give it a miss there being nowhere left to park! We knew it must have been something big going on but suspected Top Gear or James Bond.
  4. RoaryUK
    Think we should treat this with some caution, I have a friend living in that area who knows nothing about the movie filming anywhere on Skye, and as someone pointed out, there may be some confusion as this report has been circulated before earlier this year. That doesn't mean it isn't happening of course, these studio people have ways and means to decieve us all, but for now I dont believe a word of it, I'll let you know if I hear anything. 
  5. bobkind3
    I would imagine "final scenes" simply means final footage to be photographed for the film. As I thought the film had wrapped and cast gone off to other projects this must be 2nd unit stuff. However I'm intrigued Ridley Scott would oversee this, so it does suggest it is important. Is there any link here to the phantom Spanish shoot that was to have happened in January but never materialised? Maybe that was misinformation to avert eyes from here. Maybe he has suited stuntmen jockeys bouncing over the heather after Pinnochio and Jiminy Cricket ;D
  6. We must go on
    Definitely NOT reshoots. I live nearby, and this is the first time that the Prometheus crew have been filming on Skye. There was a report over a year ago that they were scouting for locations in Scotland.
  7. Wobblyboddle77
    Not necessarily, if the director shows a cut of the film to the head and his execs, and there's something they're unhappy with, they can demand reshoots , as obviously it's studios money which is being invested into it. But yes, in most circumstances reshoots are by and large demanded after test screenings, and at times they can result in a better quality film too.
  8. Squidlovez
    This is fascinating - I hadnt seen an official confirmation article (with photo evidence) to support the Scotland shoot before.

    The intriguing part is this paragraph:

    "Scott was overseeing filming of some of the final scenes for his latest sci-fi blockbuster 'Prometheus' in the area around the Old Man of Storr."

    The rock formations on the planet surface in Prometheus...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/rocks.png

    Look a very much like The Old Man of Storr...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr1.jpg

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr2.jpg

    Are we going to see a before / after terraforming sequence for the planet in Prometheus?
    impressive! Great find.
    This is fascinating - I hadnt seen an official confirmation article (with photo evidence) to support the Scotland shoot before.

    The intriguing part is this paragraph:

    "Scott was overseeing filming of some of the final scenes for his latest sci-fi blockbuster 'Prometheus' in the area around the Old Man of Storr."

    The rock formations on the planet surface in Prometheus...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/rocks.png

    Look a very much like The Old Man of Storr...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr1.jpg

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr2.jpg

    Are we going to see a before / after terraforming sequence for the planet in Prometheus?

    whoa!  :o
    that's quite spoilery.

    *fingers crossed* i hope it's not about time travel, i hope it's not about time travel, i jut hope it's not earth!
    It doesn't have to be related to time travel themes. Maybe he just wanted to shot more penis-like rocks for beginning of the film: the creation of the earth, then that's how the earth will look at the end of the creation process. From grey dead-rocky landscapes to all green and alive.
  9. Kol
    This is fascinating - I hadnt seen an official confirmation article (with photo evidence) to support the Scotland shoot before.

    The intriguing part is this paragraph:

    "Scott was overseeing filming of some of the final scenes for his latest sci-fi blockbuster 'Prometheus' in the area around the Old Man of Storr."

    The rock formations on the planet surface in Prometheus...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/rocks.png

    Look a very much like The Old Man of Storr...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr1.jpg

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr2.jpg

    Are we going to see a before / after terraforming sequence for the planet in Prometheus?

    whoa!  :o
    that's quite spoilery.

    *fingers crossed* i hope it's not about time travel, i hope it's not about time travel, i jut hope it's not earth!
  10. 180924609
    This is fascinating - I hadnt seen an official confirmation article (with photo evidence) to support the Scotland shoot before.

    The intriguing part is this paragraph:

    "Scott was overseeing filming of some of the final scenes for his latest sci-fi blockbuster 'Prometheus' in the area around the Old Man of Storr."

    The rock formations on the planet surface in Prometheus...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/rocks.png

    Look a very much like The Old Man of Storr...
    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr1.jpg

    http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n549/smarty9000/prometheus2/OldManOfStorr2.jpg

    Are we going to see a before / after terraforming sequence for the planet in Prometheus?
  11. ThisBethesdaSea
    Just because they're back doesn't mean the information is false....they'd also have to knowingly publish an old image. The date says January 20th on the paper...so unless they're known for out and out lies and falsifying stories, I think it's safe to say this is legit, and they're back there filming pickups.
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