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.
The prop store of London is offering a variety of props used in recent film Prometheus by Ridley Scott. The items range from the Pyramid ampules to the air canisters used by Shaw at the end of the film. Memorabilia from the Alien films and Alien vs. Predator is also up for sale in the store, including a damaged Bishop puppet from Alien 3 or a production used draft from Aliens. You can check out all the items here.
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.
20th Century Fox has released yet another clip from the documentary featured in the Prometheus Blu-ray today. Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and more talk about working with director Ridley Scott in this video. You can see a few moments from their screen tests here too. The full length screen tests and documentary can be found on the Collector’s Edition. Click below to watch the video.
Thanks to Virgil for the link.
20th Century Fox has released a new preview clip from the Prometheus Blu-ray. This time showing Ridley Scott’s attempts at scaring the actors in a similar way that he did in Alien with the chestbursting scene. This time Kate Dickie (Ford) gets the scare a la Veronica Cartwright.
Click on the image below to watch it.
We are giving away a Blu-ray copy of Prometheus to one lucky fan! The Blu-ray contains a large number of extras and special features which you can find listed here. This list includes never-seen-before concept art, production stills, storyboards, previz footage and much more. Up to seven hours of bonus material. Prometheus arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD on October 9th.
How it works: Listed below you will find the four simple steps that you need to follow. This contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada.
- Prometheus takes place on LV-426. True or false?
- David told the Engineer what Weyland told him to say. True or false?
- The USCSS Prometheus was originally known as the USCSS Magellan. True or false?
Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions and good luck! Special thanks to 20th Century Fox for providing us with the set.
Update: And the winner is PLEXI! Congratulations to him and thanks to everyone who participated. The correct answers to the quiz were false, true and true respectively.
H.R. Giger lent his talent for Prometheus, Ridley Scott wanted to involve him in any way he could but ultimately most of the artwork created by the Swiss artist was left unused due time constrictions. Now you can see a small selection of H.R. Giger’s Prometheus artwork which will be featured in the upcoming Prometheus Blu-ray release this October.
Click below to see the exclusive preview images here first and make sure to pre-order your copy of the Blu-ray to see the full gallery featuring over 20 new images.
Several members from different universities in the UK have launched an international study today about people’s memories of Ridley Scott’s Alien. What is it that different people most remember and value about this film? Answering this lingering question is the main objective behind the “Remembering Alien” project.
“We are asking people to go to www.remembering-alien.org to take part in a brief questionnaire, designed to let people share with us their recollections of a fantastic piece of film history. We’re interested in hearing from anyone who has ever seen the film – whether or not they enjoyed it – including those who would have seen the film during its release into theatres” Said Thomas Phillips representative of the study.