AlienPrequelNews have posted a few new pictures from the Prometheus set. They range from various props to more interesting giger-esque set pieces. Check the last four out at the bottom of the page. The first three show biomechanical structures like on the Derelict while the last picture shows a map of some kind which was found on the inside of an alien cave.
Thanks to Darkoo for the news.
I’ve just been sent the newest poster for the upcoming Aliens Encounters: 25 Years of Aliens convention which includes new details:
Isn’t my name Aaron Percival? That’s right, I’m talking on a panel with Ian Nathan (Empire writer and author of Alien Vault) and Christian Fowler of Alien Prequel News. There is also going to be a dinner party with the guests and the guys over at Alien Legacy. Myself, Vulhala & resident Giger approved blogger Valaquen are going so make sure you buy a ticket and join us.
Thanks to an anonymous source, I’ve got two new pictures from the set of Prometheus for you all:
The smallest image is a close up of the jars/urns mentioned by the SDCC reports and briefly seen in the recently leaked footage images. Up close they look nothing like the Alien eggs. The large image is of a Gigeresque tunnel which connects to the urn chamber which contains the huge head. We have done colour correction on both these images to reduce the noise.
Seems we’re getting a steady stream of set pictures from Prometheus. We’re happy to reveal these pictures snapped on location at Iceland:
As you can see, the derelict and Giger influence is easily recognizable. Thanks to ikarop for the find.
With Prometheus now shooting in Iceland, the Icelandic press have managed to get a few words with Ridley Scott about the shoot and the film:
“All the press has been told is that the scenes they are shooting take place in the beginning of the movie, and are of Earth at a very early stage in its creation.”
The article also shed some light on Giger’s role in the film, stating he “has been working on a major project that comes in the film.” Thanks to Alien Prequel News.
Two more set pictures from Prometheus have found their way online via Alien Prequel News:
The Giger design is even more obvious in this and the second image and it quite clearly looks like something you’d find with Space Jockey architecture. In other news, Neal Scanlan Studios have now been named as being attached to Prometheus to do creature effects.
You can expect a lot of stuff coming out of Twitter for Prometheus. London based visual effects artist Daniel Sidi posted this on his Twitter:
“I spotted some sets and props being built for #Prometheus at Pinewood Studios. Looking good, very old-school sci-fi. Sorry, no photos ;o)”
When asked to elaborate, he said: “hard to be too descriptive, but the phrases ‘giger’, ‘corridors’, ‘intersecting tunnels’ and ‘organic forms’ spring to mind.” Thanks to JayDee and Daz for the tips.
A few sites are picking this up and running with it at the moment. In an interview with German newspaper Blick, Ridley Scott made some interesting comments:
Scott speaks of Erich von Daniken: “He has guessed right. Millions of years ago, there were intelligent creatures everywhere.” It is a time when HR Giger’s monster didn’t exist. “I have to create something new.”
Now what this means exactly we don’t know but JoBlo took this to mean we’ll actually see millions of years ago.Thanks to Valaquen, BoneSaw and PrometheusAlien for the links.
H.R Giger has been talking to Swiss newspapers about his work on Prometheus. The following quote is from Blick:
“Giger potters days and nights, especially in his studio in Zurich on his latest creatures. “It is huge. I can not tell what I’m doing exactly, is “strictly regulated by a contract, he gives few words. Transpired, however, is that “Prometheus” in the “Alien” will play universe. “
This would seem to go against a previous report that Giger is only working in an advisory capacity. Another report states that the Prometheus budget is 230 million. Thanks to Darkoo and Alien Prequel News.
SkyMovies has posted up more information from their insider at Fox regarding Prometheus:
”I’ve had further confirmation that the Space Jockey creature is definitely in Prometheus and has been built as an eight foot animatronic. I’ve also had it confirmed that HR Giger is working on the project but only in an advisory capacity. By the way, people are going to be in for a shock when they sit down to watch Prometheus and there’s an enormous semi-human head piloting a spaceship.”
The article also discusses the previously talked about CGI head pilot (engineer). Thanks to Darkoo for the link.