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Thanks to Darkoo and Ikarop for this news. A nice chunk of production information for Prometheus has been unveiled via iMoviei.com.

The website lists the shooting locations which includes the previously unknown, Petra: “Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges.”

The business section also mentions the usage of animals and horses. Might not be anything but it is curious.


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  1. The business section also mentions the usage of animals and horses. Might not be anything but it is curious.

    That's just like Ridley.  First he has to one-up Cameron and do Prometheus in 3D so it's better than Avatar and now he has to use horses instead of oxen to be better than Fincher in Alien3.

    I wonder what he's going to do to one up Jeunet in Alien: Resurrection.  Oh wait, I know, we are going to find out that the human race itself is already a "miniature" clone of the space jockey race!

  2. You couldn't use Petra for anything other than a representation here on Earth. The buildings are not Alien enough. There's nothing Alien about Petra.

    I mean it's a stunning place, but clearly man made. There's nothing left to discover there either, so all of a sudden finding a hidden source - ala - Transformers revenge of the Fallen - just seems a bit odd and out of place (and done....)

    I mean there are some temples that are just hole's in the walls but nothing that you would look at and say - We need to fly to Petra for this sample. Not that I can remember.
  3. There is a connection here;

    The three main cultures that deal with Giants - Biblical, Celtic and Norse. Prometheus exterior locations that are pretty much the same as they would be thousands of years ago - Jordan, the Scottish Highlands and Iceland. I'm beginning to wonder whether our giants of old were not the likes of big blue guy? Perhaps they were prisoners of war exiled (without weapons and technology) on Earth by their enemies (the saucer guys)? Or maybe their saucer crashed under the sea and they were unable to get to it to repair it? Discovering an interstellar craft, with navigational records, could explain how we are able to travel across the stars.

    Perhaps we are going to see this backstory in Prometheus, a war-like race of giants dumped off on a backward planet with just puny humans to play with?
  4. So the use of Petra I can only assume it's either for the stunning canyons as a visual or its to represent some sort of city in the past.

    It seems odd to seek out a place like Petra only to ignore the giant carved-rock palace and shoot canyons though? You can probably answer that having been there. It may be that they are using it as a real location, somewhere that Shaw and/or the other archaeologists are working before getting 'the call'.

    I would suggest that it is where they find the 'clue' that sets off the mission, but Petra is not really that old so I am not sure how that fits with the other clues concerning 'the origins of mankind' and the like.

    -Chris
  5. Glen Coe is a strange one, there are lots more spectacular 'mountainous' ranges throughout Europe, let alone the rest of the world, but it is very barren and cheap to get to if you are based in the UK anyway.
  6. Thing with Petra is, there's nothing actually inside the tombs or treasury's? (went there a few years back)

    So the use of Petra I can only assume it's either for the stunning canyons as a visual or its to represent some sort of city in the past.

    Looking at the pieces of the puzzle here, I'm starting to think the biblical references in this movie are going to be quite prominent. He might even flip out the Ark of the Covenant story line???
  7. Nothing really of value here, unless someone can figure out what sort of things those firearms and visual effects companies specialise in.

    Locations don't really mean much. As most of us are aware, all sorts of locations are used to replace the real ones. Tunisia represented a desert on a different planet in a certain seventies science-fiction film. :)

    As for horses, I don't mind them. Either they're still used in the future for riding around on or they're being used to represent old times. Or, like the use of a small dog in 'Alien 3', they're trying to outfit them in some sort of costumes for some quick shots of quadruped creatures.

    In either case, it doesn't inform us very much about the story.
  8. The business section also mentions the usage of animals and horses. Might not be anything but it is curious.

    That's just like Ridley.  First he has to one-up Cameron and do Prometheus in 3D so it's better than Avatar and now he has to use horses instead of oxen to be better than Fincher in Alien3.

    I wonder what he's going to do to one up Jeunet in Alien: Resurrection.  Oh wait, I know, we are going to find out that the human race itself is already a "miniature" clone of the space jockey race!
  9. Ancient times..?  Far future..?    EPIC revelations about humanity..???

    Scott is making "2012: An ALIEN Odyssey"  (...with horses and space jockeys.  Sounds vewwwy interwesting!)

    -Windebieste.
  10. Woah, this keeps unfolding and unfolding.....I've always LOVED Petra....there's something haunting and eternal about it. I get the similar feeling when I look at the Anasazi Indian Ruins.....cna't fukking wait!

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