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New Prometheus Footage to Premiere at WonderCon

The WonderCon 2012 website has been updated with new details regarding 20th Century Fox and their plans for the convention. Ridley Scott himself and Damon Lindelof will be talking about the film and showing new footage at their panel. The event will take place this Saturday, March 17 in Anaheim, CA.

“Sir Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define and he’ll be live on stage to tell you all about Prometheus, his epic and groundbreaking new mythology. Sir Ridley and co-screenwriter Damon Lindelof will screen some exclusive footage.”

Thanks to El Diablo for the link.

Update 07/03/2012: The company AMC Theatres will be holding a special event for Prometheus at the AMC Downtown Disney 12 in Anaheim on the same day at 4 PM PST / 7 PM EST. It will include a 30 minutes long Q&A with Ridley Scott & Damon Lindelof as well as the premiere of the first full trailer for the film. The premiere is invite-only but you will be able to watch the entire thing live here. You may also submit your questions with the hash tag #amcprometheus on Twitter or on the AMC Theatres Facebook page. The new trailer will be avaible online immediately after the event.

Update 10/03/2012: Yahoo UK will be holding their own event on March 17 as well. You can submit your questions for their Q&A with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender here.



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  1. Arcyarc
    There's a scene in a cave or maybe the Ampule room where a crewmember shines a flashlight across a wall with stylized sculpture of what appeared to be a Xenomorph.

    This would lend a huge amount of credibility to a "leak" from months and months ago which said;
    "I have witnessed foam cut outs of unmistakable aliens all cut in half lengh ways so they could be in the floor walls etc and very much from the original film."

    Can't remember what else was said in that particular leak, I'm sure it's in the timeline sticky thread under a spolier tag...
  2. El Diablo
    Trailer also featured scenes of something growing out of one of those urns, something slimy that David seems to take interest in. There are a few quick shots of the Jockey, mostly from a distance. He's huge and his body had a shiny wet sheen, very biomechanical in appearance but definitely humanoid. There's a scene in a cave or maybe the Ampule room where a crewmember shines a flashlight across a wall with stylized sculpture of what appeared to be a Xenomorph.
  3. El Diablo
    Trailer just played. Very intense looking. Shaw appears to decode a message found on an archeological dig on earth, thinks it's an invitation from our "gods" to meet them out there beyond space. She was wrong apparently. Glimpses of Space Jockey stalking crew. Scary stuff. More details to come. Panel in progress (with special guests Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender!!).
  4. Glaive
    From the PROMETHEUS Facebook page:
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    We're upping the ante on tomorrow's Fox WonderCon panel - all attendees will get FREE limited-edition lenticular posters for Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter!]We're upping the ante on tomorrow's Fox WonderCon panel - all attendees will get FREE limited-edition lenticular posters for Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter!
    YEEESSSSSS.

    If you only knew how much I HATE you at this moment...
  5. Cvalda
    From the PROMETHEUS Facebook page:
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    We're upping the ante on tomorrow's Fox WonderCon panel - all attendees will get FREE limited-edition lenticular posters for Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter!]We're upping the ante on tomorrow's Fox WonderCon panel - all attendees will get FREE limited-edition lenticular posters for Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter!
    YEEESSSSSS.
  6. Cvalda
    Cvalda, how did you get Tickets for The Q & A? I'll be at Wonder Con but I want to get into The AMC show too!  ;D
    You've gotta have an AMC Stubs card (it costs $12), and then you have to email one of their customer service people. Not sure if there are any spaces left. Oddly enough, if anyone here remembers when we were all in a tizzy over that rumored PROMETHEUS screening? That's the site I ended up getting my passes through.

    Just got an email from AMC inviting me to the screening...again... so it looks like there are more seats left!
  7. fiveways
    On an earlier note there is a lot of documentation that Tom Rothman hates being in charge of anything to do with X-Men.  There is tons on it out there.  I can see him doing a lot of those things just to screw with the director and franchise because he loathes it.  Hell, even look at how little hype there was around "X-Men:First Class".  I had no idea it was coming out at all, and I am a guy that is at the comic store every wed. morning picking up my new books [comics ship on wed. in Canada]

    I can't see Fox treating Ridley Scott the same way, I can see them giving him a bit more freedom over his vision and doing the edits later.  Though, with how his last few movies have performed at the box office, maybe they will have him under more restraints.

    from what you're saying, i guess rothman is a cocaine-addict.

    That or he is just a c**t.  Probably both from the sound of things.  Or a recovering coke head.  Or just another asshole with a monster ego and a dexedrine script.
  8. Kol
    On an earlier note there is a lot of documentation that Tom Rothman hates being in charge of anything to do with X-Men.  There is tons on it out there.  I can see him doing a lot of those things just to screw with the director and franchise because he loathes it.  Hell, even look at how little hype there was around "X-Men:First Class".  I had no idea it was coming out at all, and I am a guy that is at the comic store every wed. morning picking up my new books [comics ship on wed. in Canada]

    I can't see Fox treating Ridley Scott the same way, I can see them giving him a bit more freedom over his vision and doing the edits later.  Though, with how his last few movies have performed at the box office, maybe they will have him under more restraints.

    from what you're saying, i guess rothman is a cocaine-addict.
  9. fiveways
    On an earlier note there is a lot of documentation that Tom Rothman hates being in charge of anything to do with X-Men.  There is tons on it out there.  I can see him doing a lot of those things just to screw with the director and franchise because he loathes it.  Hell, even look at how little hype there was around "X-Men:First Class".  I had no idea it was coming out at all, and I am a guy that is at the comic store every wed. morning picking up my new books [comics ship on wed. in Canada]

    I can't see Fox treating Ridley Scott the same way, I can see them giving him a bit more freedom over his vision and doing the edits later.  Though, with how his last few movies have performed at the box office, maybe they will have him under more restraints.
  10. LarsVader
    You could equip your cams with some polarising foil from some older 3D-glasses ;)
    But don't forget this will mess with the shutter speed on automatic cameras, so better crank it up a bit.
  11. Cvalda
    Apparently we who are going to WonderCon are the first to see the new trailer shown in 3D. 8) Can't wait to see how Ridley has used the format. There may be some other exclusive footage shown, as well--if that's the case, then it's bad news for people hoping we can sneak some pics: seeing as it's 3D, those snapshots we take are going to be fuzzy and borderline useless :P
  12. Wobblyboddle77
    Fingers crossed we'll see some detailed footage of the engineer and scott will shed some more light on how prometheus is related to alien besides our old geezer the space jockey, and maybe we'll find out more about the cockpits purpose in the derelict, even if it's tidbits because obviously they won't give the profound stuff away lol, it's just nice to see the viral advertising taking shape, and the cast and crew giving Q & A sessions, fassbender really does seem a down to earth top guy.
  13. Cvalda
    Well, I found out how to get an invite to the Q&A--you have to be a member of AMC's Movie Rewards program. Which, like a bull in a china shop I just went and rampaged for. Will have to wait and see if an invite comes my way--probably too late >:/ If so, twelve bucks down the drain, alas :P
  14. T Dog
    Yes that is indeed true Roary.
     And I think that's a fair point. American Gangster was similar in that it didn't hit the height it could of because Ridley just sort of scraped the surface with the character depth.

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110628013436/icarly/images/8/8a/Unbelievable.gif

    american gangster didn't hit the height? i can understand when people don't like body of lies that much, (but for me it's a solid agent-flick) but comparing it with american gangster and than saying it has the same flaws?  ???

    you know what been scraping the surface? if ridley decided to do a italian-mafia-flick instead of what we have now.

    blasphemy.

    I just think that in American Gangster they tried to create this illusion of depth for a mainstream audience. On one hand he's a dealer and on the other he's good to his mother. oooooooohhhhhhhhh such depth.

    I think it's an ok movie, but it could be much much better.
  15. Kol
    Yes that is indeed true Roary.
     And I think that's a fair point. American Gangster was similar in that it didn't hit the height it could of because Ridley just sort of scraped the surface with the character depth.

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110628013436/icarly/images/8/8a/Unbelievable.gif

    american gangster didn't hit the height? i can understand when people don't like body of lies that much, (but for me it's a solid agent-flick) but comparing it with american gangster and than saying it has the same flaws?  ???

    you know what been scraping the surface? if ridley decided to do a italian-mafia-flick instead of what we have now.

    blasphemy.
  16. T Dog
    Yes that is indeed true Roary.

    There's a lot that can go potentially belly up with this movie. I just read a critique of Body Of Lies (which was on tv during the week) in the paper and it mentioned how you'd expect it to be good with heavy weights like Russell Crowe and DiCaprio in it, yet "The director here churns out a disappointingly hackneyed espionage thrill" with a miscast DiCaprio. And I think that's a fair point. American Gangster was similar in that it didn't hit the height it could of because Ridley just sort of scraped the surface with the character depth.

    So I think I need to try and perhaps be careful with Prometheus expectations. I mean I'm not expecting an amazing movie. I'm hoping for a good one and perhaps a wonderful surprise if it turns out to be amazing. The best hope that we have for it is Ridley's enthusiasm in that he had a great time making it. Hopefully Science Fiction is STILL his true calling.
  17. RoaryUK
    I highly, HIGHLY doubt Fox execs walking on to Ridleys set saying 'no, repaint this, make it less intense.' No way.

    The fact is, FOX can do whatever they want with this film, it's their franchise and they are paying for it, or why would there even be a debate about this PG-13 rating in the first place, Scott being allowed to make his own version for DVD says it all! The only thing Rothman is interested in is putting bums on seats, it's also worth mentioning he's messed with Scott before, but he sees things from a financial point of view. Understandable, since the studio have reportedly spent over $100 million on this film and they need a good return, but at the end of the day, what may ruin it for fans like us matters little when it comes to selling Prometheus to the masses, and if Rothman has to make sweeping changes to achieve that, he'll do it.
  18. T Dog
    Now I don't want this to turn into a huge debate like it has before, I'm not trying to open a can of worms andI don't know if people will agree with me here, but I think that Christopher Nolan has proved that you can make an intelligent movie with an adult tone that can also be suitable for a younger audience.
    Tone wise I think The Dark Knight and Inception are for adults. They don't have swearing and graphic violence but they are still decent. The Dark Knight has some problems with it's story telling I think but I'm talking about TONE and it gets that right.
    So PG13/ 12's/15's or not, Ridley will hopefully get the tone down, that will be half the work done.
  19. ThisBethesdaSea
    I'm sure these things happen, in fact, I know they do. But this isn't a new and up and coming director, this is Ridley Scott, a seasoned director who Fox nearly pleaded with to direct this film. This just wouldn't happen. Asking Ridley for a PG-13 edit is one thing, changing things and stepping in on set in his absence is quite another. I don't buy it (but with everything, I could be wrong).:) :)
  20. Wobblyboddle77
    You guys should look up the production problems Gavin Hood experienced with Tom Rothman on the set of X men origins, even though the script wasn't the greatest from the outset, if you could call it a script lol, Tom Rothman demanded a change in the script, he was constantly clashing with Gavin Hood over creative differences and stated that tone of the film was too dark and he didn't like the colour the sets we're painted, Gavin Hood was away from the set for a few days, when he had come back, Tom Rothman had ordered all the sets be re-painted in Hoods absence, Gavin wasn't very happy as he had this vision and wanted to shoot a dark moody film. Then Hugh Jackman was called back and they had to do alot of reshoots, including some of the fight scenes, and the addition of the adamantium bullet being shot into logans head by Stryker was added too, the weapon X transformation was changed too. So just be aware these things happen, and thats why i'm dubious with fox at times, look it up, there's a few archived reports of the onset problems lying around online where hood and jackman admit to creative differences with Tom Rothman but try and brush it under the carpet, but no one was falling for it.

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    I highly, HIGHLY doubt Fox execs walking on to Ridleys set saying 'no, repaint this, make it less intense.' No way.

    unfortunately, if they think they can make more money with a PG-13 theatrical release and an R-rated directors cut for the DVD instead of R-rated theatrical release AND dvd, yes, they have done it or have demanded things done in post-production like that
    Thankyou clarifying that with me
  21. Deuterium
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    I highly, HIGHLY doubt Fox execs walking on to Ridleys set saying 'no, repaint this, make it less intense.' No way.

    unfortunately, if they think they can make more money with a PG-13 theatrical release and an R-rated directors cut for the DVD instead of R-rated theatrical release AND dvd, yes, they have done it or have demanded things done in post-production like that

    I think ThisBethesdaSea meant that the rating (e.g. PG-13) is determined in editing / post-production.  There is no way that studio execs would be marching around Ridley's sets, during production, demanding he physically change something...except in the scenario where that "something" had a negative impact on the budget.
  22. deepelemblues
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    I highly, HIGHLY doubt Fox execs walking on to Ridleys set saying 'no, repaint this, make it less intense.' No way.

    unfortunately, if they think they can make more money with a PG-13 theatrical release and an R-rated directors cut for the DVD instead of R-rated theatrical release AND dvd, yes, they have done it or have demanded things done in post-production like that
  23. Wobblyboddle77
    Scott has stated he has a responsibility to the studio and that Tom Rothman is pushing for PG-13/12A, scott has stated he has shot a hard cut and a PG-13/12A cut of the film. It's not just blood and gore or profanity which lead to the final rating it's the tone alongside the intensity too. Tom Rothman and his execs will visit the set during production, and if they want something painted lighter or a certain feature obscured, so it appears more family friendly, they can demand set changes as they did with xmen origins wolverine, because they're worried it won't apply to the masses or give the ratings board a headache, if fox are pushing for a PG-13/12A. What i'm saying is it wouldn't be that difficult to tone the film down from an R/15 to a PG13/12A, digitally remove the blood/gore (even though Lindeloff has stated prometheous will not be as gory as the alien films), edit out the nastiest scenes or shorten them, and take out the nastiest profanity, it's not that difficult to do, and i wouldn't be surprised if they spring us with the PG-13/12A surprise very soon. But believe me, i would much prefer to see a harder cut in the cinemas of prometheus, so fingers crossed and let's see what happens.
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