Posted by Darkness on May 30, 2012 (Updated: 11-Oct-2012)
Below you’ll find trivia for the film.
- Ridley Scott originally said the movie would be released in late 2011, possibly 2012. In December 2010, it was rumoured that the prequels had been pushed back to 2013 and 2014. This was untrue and was apparently a failed attempt to cast Leonardo DiCaprio in the film who would have been busy filming another movie. The film is to be released June 8, 2012 in the US. It’s released a week or so earlier in various other countries.
- It was originally announced that Carl Rinsch would be directing the prequel with Ridley Scott producing it. Things stalled for a while and Fox weren’t keen on doing the movie unless Ridley Scott was the director. In July 2009, it was confirmed that Ridley Scott would be directing the prequel.
- There was quite a few rumours for the female lead. Gemma Arterton, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish, Natalie Portman and Olivia Wilde. Anne Hathaway and James Franco were also rumoured for parts. Apparently, Fox wanted Leonardo DiCaprio too.
- It was revealed in September 2010 that Ridley Scott wanted an 18-certificate movie (Hard R Rating) and a $250M budget but Fox refused. In another report a few weeks later, Damon Lindelof had apparently finished the rewrites on Spaihts’ script cutting large set pieces out and making the script PG13 friendly. In that report, it was stated that Ridley wanted a $150M budget.
- Some title considerations were Alien: Origin, Alien: Genesis and Paradise.
- Early drafts of the script had a scene on a colony on Mars where Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) had his office. Though concept art was completed, the scene was removed for pacing reasons and never filmed.
- H.R. Giger had a little involvement in production. Ridley Scott said he worked on the movie for 11 months just creating some murals for the first chamber the characters come across. On the Prometheus Blu-Ray, Giger was seen meeting with Ridley Scott and he did some sketches of the creatures. Scott said some of his ideas were interesting but he didn’t enough time to pursue them. No mention of Giger creating the murals was mentioned in the Blu-Ray features.
- Noomi Rapace, who plays British character Shaw, worked on set with a dialect coach to help her achieve the closest accent she could manage.
- The film contains approximately 1300 digital VFX shots.
- The Prometheus marketing featured viral marketing. Which included:
- ProjectPrometheus.com, a viral site.
- WeylandIndustries, Another viral site.
- Four Viral videos were released. The first viral video was of Guy Pearce’s character Peter Weyland talking on TED and another viral video entitled ‘Our family is growing‘ was released in March 2012. An extended version of the David Viral video was released in April. Most recently, the newest viral video was ‘Quiet Eye‘ which was an interview with Shaw.
- Various countries had some unique Prometheus marketing. In France, a train station in Paris was transformed to promote the movie. Billboards and posters were seen. The giant ‘head’ was also feratured in a lot of the marketing. Check out the gallery for lots of pictures.