According to Bloody-Disgusting, Twentieth Century Fox is allegedly having some trouble to find a way to continue the story of Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus 2 and are taking pitches from any writers. Additionally, Badassdigest reports:
“Fox has been taking many, many meetings with screenwriters (…) screenwriters have been pretty much bringing in their own pitches, not working within an established frame.”
It has been known for a while that Prometheus writer, Damon Lindelof, won’t be working on the sequel. Most recently John Spaihts has also confirmed that he won’t be taking part on Ridley Scotts’s upcoming film. Both writers have stated in the past that there was some talk about what subsequent movies would potentially bring if Prometheus was to receive a sequel.
Damon Lindelof’s comment on these reports can be found here.
Thanks to Gazz for the news.
Prometheus concept artist, Carlos Huante, has recently uploaded a large collection of Prometheus artwork to his portfolio. The gallery includes early designs for the Deacon, Engineers, storyboards and more. Bellow you can find a selection of his artwork which wasn’t included on the Blu-ray release from last year.
Click the Read More button to see the rest. Thanks to LarsVader for the news.
Prometheus actress Noomi Rapace was recently asked about the status of the potential Prometheus sequel in a recent interview with The Playlist for her upcoming film Dead Man Down.
“They’re working on the script. I met Ridley in London a couple of weeks ago. I would love to work with him again and I know that he would like to do another one. It’s just like we need to find the right story. I hope we will.”
She continued: “And it’s interesting because people, most people I’ve talked to who see the movie, see things that are quite different. Some people who see the movie many times and discover new things. There are all these religious aspects and there are very interesting conversations and for me, if we do a second one, there are a lot of things to explore in there and to continue. I would love to do it.”
Last December Noomi also talked briefly to the press about the upcoming sequel to Prometheus at the British Independent Film Awards.
“Who doesn’t wanna go to Paradise? [Laughs] I would love to… But I think it’s a lot of questions that Elizabeth Shaw wanna ask, answers she wanna find. There’s a lot of things for us to explore there. I have my own dreams and my own kind of things I want to kind of go into and look into but that’s something that Ridley and the script writer will come deliver to me and then we probably will go in another journey.”
Collider recently spoke to Damon Lindelof, writer of Prometheus, at a Star Trek Into Darkness press event where he said he would not be writing the sequel:
““The idea of building a sequel to it—from the ground up this time—with Ridley is tremendously exciting. But at the same time, I was like, “Well that’s probably going to be two years of my life.” I can’t do what J.J. [Abrams] does. I don’t have the capability. I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to him, “I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.” And he was like, “Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.” He and I are on excellent terms and it was a dream come true to work with him.”
I’m sure this will please many as Damon Lindelof is often held responsible for some of the failings of the film. For the full interview click here.
Collider.com has posted up what appears to be one of Damon Lindelof’s scripts for Prometheus entitled “Paradise“, though still unconfirmed by the writer. The document is 115 pages long and shares many similarities with the version that we saw on the screen with the exception of some alternate scenes and dialogue. It also includes some of the viral videos as well as some of the deleted scenes that were released recently via the Prometheus Blu-ray. You can click here to read the script in full.
“Shaw hops behind the wheel — slams the rover into gear, looks over her back shoulder where Fifield turns his attention on them — narrow elongated head that has punched through the helmet of his tattered spacesuit — grey glistening skin — He rises to his full height and — SCREEEE! Shaw throws the buggy into reverse — smashes into Fifield, driving him back into the wall of the airlock — crushes him!”.
Update 17/10/12: Damon Lindelof has now confirmed the authenticity of the script via Twitter.
An alleged early Prometheus draft by writer Jon Spaihts has surfaced online today. The draft, named Alien: Engineers, was uploaded this Tuesday to the website Scribd.com, the largest online library. The document shows the Alien Prequel that became Prometheus and contains many of the unused plot points that were revealed on the Prometheus Blu-ray release from this October. There’s a debate over whether or not this script is legitimate, however Jon Spaihts has confirmed moments ago via Twitter that this is indeed the real thing. You can read the full script here at the source or download it here.
“Fifield stumbles along. Exhausted. Pouring sweat inside his suit. He is hopelessly lost. He slams into a resinous structure that topples to the floor. Things break. He whips his light around in jittery paranoia. Taps at his comm controls, getting only static. In Fifield’s headlamp beam, the blackness is filling with motes of light. A blizzard of tiny flying insects. SCARABS.”
Thanks to antovolk for the link.
Read on to find an interview with concept and creature artist Carlos Huante, mastermind behind some of the most twisted and beautiful Prometheus designs. In this 2-page interview conducted by forum user ThisBethesdaSea, you will discover some of the secrets that went into making this film as well as discussion on plenty of unused material and ideas. You can click here to read the interview in full.
“I walked into the very first meeting prepared with the Beluga head, which pre-existed the movie. Also some color thumbnails of the moon landscape to get an idea of the vibe of the setting for the creatures and an illustration of this giant whale character which was a direction that Ridley was thinking of at the beginning for the Engineers.”
The Moving Picture Company has released several VFX breakdown videos containing a lot of very interesting footage, some of which you can find in the recent Prometheus Blu-ray release from this week and here previously. In these videos, MPC shows how they created the planet environments and visual effects in Prometheus. You can click the read more button to watch the other video.
Ridley Scott was reportedly offered the chance to do a Director’s Cut of Prometheus by 20th Century Fox but refused according to Blu-Ray producer Charles de Lauzirika. This news was initially posted on BleedingCool a couple of days ago who attended a press event but now DigitalSpy have a direct quote from him.
DVD and Blu-ray producer Charles de Lauzirika, who directed the epic 220-minute Making Of documentary The Furious Gods, confirmed to Digital Spy that Fox offered Scott the chance to re-cut the film for its home entertainment release. ”It was discussed quite a bit, the idea of an extended cut,” de Lauzirika said. “But the theatrical cut is Ridley’s director’s cut.” Fox very kindly offered him the opportunity to create a new cut of the film, and he said ‘No, this is my cut, and I’ll give you thirty-something minutes of deleted scenes on the side’. ”It was that simple, there was really no debate and no argument.”
Never say never. Plenty of films have gotten Director Cuts or Extended Cuts years after they have been released so we may still get one eventually. Thanks to Valaquen for the news.
There’s a fairly interesting interview with Blu-Ray/DVD Producer Charles de Lauzirika on Blu-Ray.com who talks about what went on making the Prometheus Blu-Ray set and particularly the Furious Gods documentary. He mentions that they were in serious discussions to get an interview with HR Giger.
Was there anything you wish you could’ve included but couldn’t for various reasons?
I would’ve loved to have interviewed H.R. Giger. We were certainly into serious discussions on that.
He does show up briefly.
Yeah, I’m glad we got him in the documentary; at least he’s a presence there. I shot that footage of him and Ridley working together. There was a last minute scramble to get Giger’s approval to include it, and I’m glad we did. It would’ve been nice to sit him down and do a proper interview, but at least he’s in there in some form. But beyond that, I’ve gotta be honest, I think we got pretty much everything. There are always little things, and down the road, if there’s a 10th or 20th anniversary release, and there’s ever a need to go in and add more stuff, there’s plenty. But by the same token, we didn’t hold anything back. What you have is what we intended to include.
He also mentions that the deleted scenes were initially selected by editor Pietro Scalia and eventually approved by Ridley Scott. Thanks to Valaquen for the news.