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San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Prometheus Panel News! First Footage Descriptions

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July 21st, 2011

The panel for Ridley Scott's Prometheus is happening right now in Hall H of the San Diego Comic-Con and we've got the low down on what's being said and what's being shown from Andrew Kasch ...

Montage of Ridley scott films and an interview with him on set.

Scott says "It has the DNA of the original Alien that's it. Everything else is completely original."

We see bursts of crew members on spaceship that looks much like the Nostromo ... We see hypersleep chambers.

Intercut with footage of crew in space suits exploring Giger-esque caverns including a platform that looks like the place where the Space Jockey is. Lots of strange pods are laid out.

Michael Fassbender in a lab exploring some goopy alien material.

Charlize Theron screams "Get back!" and blasts a man with a flamethrower.

Asthetically and design wise it looks exactly like the original Alien. Definitely in the same universe. Scott teased the crowd that in the final minutes of the movie, a big question leftover from Alien is going to be answered. He also teased that there might be one android on the crew.

More footage details:

Charlize practically naked doing pushups

Lots of crew members screaming

A guy in a space suit is sucked back into a tunnel

Weird alien markings on cave wall.

The film is apparently PG13 but Scott hinted they are covering their asses with more extreme material and do what's right for the film in the end. He says it is not hindering the movie and that he wants "to scare the s$#! out of you."

Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Ben Foster, and Michael Fassbender.

Look for Prometheus in theaters on June 8th, 2012.

Synopsis
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.
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Live From The Prometheus Panel – Footage Described
Submitted by Brendon Connelly on July 21, 2011 – 5:56 pm

Damon Lindelof is on stage speaking with Charlize Theron about Prometheus and her character Meredit Vickers (a chief executive at Weylan Yutani, according to info gleaned at the press conference earlier). This chat is engrossing stuff, but still my mind is still racing from the footage from the film they’ve just shown.

Starting with a montage of clips from Ridley Scott’s previous films, including Alien, the video package soon went into a mixture of interview clips with Scott and shots from the film. The interview pieces were telling us that this isn’t really an Alien prequel, that the only connection is this oft-discussed Alien DNA.

On the other hand, the footage confirmed completely that this is an Alien film. The production design was familiar and, not to put too fine a point on it, there were glimpses of bits and pieces of the alien biology we recognise. Something like a full size humanoid alien was seen in the burn of a flamethrower, tail and all, and if you were looking in the right place, you could see something like the alien eggs.

Michael Fassbender’s character does look like the Android characters from the previous alien films but in one shot, we see him cry; in another, he appears to prick his finger and draw blood.

Scott is currently on screen via link-up to Iceland and has confirmed that “there may be two” robots in the cast of Prometheus.

As Lindelof has noted on stage, there is a shot in the clip that appears to show a naked Charlize Theron doing press-ups. There’s also another of Noomi Rapace dropping to the floor in a smilier pose – but she’s allowed the dignity of wearing something a bit like Leeloo’s bandage outfit from The Fifth Element.

Darius Khondji’s cinematography is absolutely stunning. We have just watched it in 2D, but Scott has described his commitment to getting the 3D correct. He’s said that he’ll never shoot in 2D again, not even for “small dialogue scenes.”

There are several shots in the footage which appear to show characters meeting sticky ends, including some of the big name stars, but I wouldn’t want to spoil that. These are painful images, though, and I can’t see that Scott is flinching under his commitment to a PG-13 rating.

Talking about the footage, Scott has said that he hasn’t held back and has covered stuff that might not make the PG-13 cut, but that he and Tom Rothman “will watch the footage in that big theatre at Fox” and decide what is the best way to go with the film.

On the link-up, Scott has said that Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall Green and Guy Pearce are the main players. This means that Idris Elba, for example, is a supporting player.

I’ve recorded more and I’ll go back for more details later, and do an update if necessary.
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First image from Prometheus debuts, but without a look at Noomi Rapace or Michael Fassbender

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I just can’t get into Ridley Scott’s prequel to ALIEN called PROMETHEUS. I love the cast and I’m typically a fan of Scott’s films, but the Alien franchise lost me after ALIEN 3 and revisiting it so many years later just doesn’t do anything for me. And today we get the first look from the film, featuring an unknown astronaut spacewalking in what appears to be some wreckage. I’m assuming the film is nowhere near ready to debut anything but Fox wanted to get something out to the fans at Comic Con and this was what they came up with. But they also released this pseudo-synopsis that at least gives a general direction of where the story is going:

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

Like I said, the film has an impressive cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Sean Harris and Kate Dickie. PROMETHEUS hits theaters on June 8th, 2012.
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Comic-Con 2011: First Look at Ridley Scott's Prometheus

Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor
July 21, 2011

Who said Fox wasn't bringing Ridley Scott's Prometheus to Comic-Con? The studio has released the first image from the highly-anticipated "prequel" to Alien. It's vague, but the atmosphere is eerily similar to the planet where the Space Jockey of the first film was discovered.

Read more about the film by clicking this link where we provided a breakdown of what was said at the panel this afternoon!

Prometheus open June 8, 2012. Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie and Guy Pearce star.

Click below to see it in hi-res!
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
PROMETHEUS (2012) - News Update, Pictures and Video
Posted at 9:21 AM

This year we've had a lot of buzz surrounding Ridley Scott's new movie, "Prometheus". At first, everyone thought this was a prequel for the "Alien" franchise, but after letting the media mince the concept for a while, the filmmakers disclosed that this is not a prequel to "Alien", but a stand-alone sci-fi epic and that fans will recognize a strand of "Alien" DNA. These last two words became a sort of riddle for all to guess. What did they mean ? Is it a prequel or not ? The mystery lingered on for a couple of months, but recently the veil has been lifted and we're starting to get a good idea about what the project is really about. Read the full article to get the complete scoop on "Prometheus".

Noomi Rapace
First of all, the cast is really impressive. Scott has put together a great ensemble of actors : Noomi Rapace, from the Swedish "Millennium" trilogy (of which "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is being remade this year by David Fincher), Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Ben Foster and a rumored appearance by Lance Henriksen, who played the android Bishop in "Aliens" (1986) and Bishop's creator in "Alien 3" (1992). In "Alien vs. Predator" (2004), Henriksen played Charles Bishop Weyland, chief executive officer for Weyland Industries, and if you recall, the Weyland-Yutani corporation was reponsable for all the xenomorph related expeditions in the "Alien" series. I'm pretty sure, however, that the "AVP" movies are not considered part of the official "Alien" canon and will not carry over into any sequels or prequels to the "Alien" movies, which means if Henriksen will actually appear in "Prometheus" it will have something to do with Bishop, the android. Also, Michael Fassbender's character, David, is a version of the android model featured in the "Aliens" films. Below you can listen to what Charlize Theron had to say about the movie at the 2011 Comic-Con :



Space Jockey Designs
In later statements, Ridley Scott mentioned that the movie revolves around the idea of exploring the mysteries of the unknown, by saying that "The (space) journey, metaphorically, is about a challenge to the gods… NASA and the Vatican agree that is almost mathematically impossible that we can be where we are today without there being a little help along the way. That’s what we’re looking at (in the film), at some of Erich von Däniken’s ideas of how did we humans come about." Däniken is known for his science fiction novels, but most notably for the controversial concept of the "Ancient Astronaut" according to which, our civilization was aided by extraterrestrials from ancient times, a claim he has never been able to back with solid evidence of any kind, which kind of made him an excentric figure, although the concept itself has been used repeatedly in science fiction works, including movies like Kubrik's "2001: A Space Odyssey", Brian de Palma's "Mission to Mars", or Ronald Emmerich's "Stargate", and popular games, like "Assassin's Creed 2". Not to mention that Prometheus, in Greek myhtology, is a Titan that stole fire from the gods and gave it to the humans, but was punished by Zeus. This is probably where the Space Jockey fits into the whole story. Scott also confirmed that Prometheus is a ship sent from Earth by a corporation, for the purpose of terraforming, a concept also used in the second "Alien" movie, directed by James Cameron. Here's an interview with Ridley Scott, also from the 2011 Comic-Con:



Eventually, 20th Century Fox released an official synopsis to keep the interest fired up, a synopsis that doesn't really reveal anything, but is at least some sort of confirmation on what the project is supposed to represent :

"Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery."

First Image from "Prometheus" presented at the 2011 Comic Con

The movie's script is re-written by Damon Lindelof, based on a first draft by Jon Spaihts. Lindelof is currently on the rise as a writer. He has written the screenplay for "Cowboys & Aliens" and served as writer/creator of "Lost" alongside J.J. Abrams. He is currently assigned to write the script for "Star Trek 2". What is more interesting is that an early script by Spaihts, called "Shadow 19" included a terraforming ship called Prometheus and a Marine Corps unit sent to repair it after something went wrong. Now that sounds like it could work just fine for an "Alien" prequel, which Scott's movie actually was, before Lindelof was brought in to re-write the first draft. Here's what Lindelof himself had to say about "Prometheus" :

"It started as an Alien prequel. That is what everybody wanted it to be ... But there is a real issue which is — what is the state of the Alien franchise at this point in our lives? There has been Alien vs. Predator and all these things, and its been completely and totally diluted ... So a true prequel should essentially precede the events of the original film, but be about something entirely different, feature different characters , have an entirely different theme, although it takes place in that same world ... also do feel that this movie is the movie I would want to see as a fanboy, take place in that Alien universe, which precedes the events of the original Alien, but is not necessarily burdened by all the tropes of that franchise with Facehuggers and Chestbursters, and all that stuff that I love… but its sorta like, we’ve seen it before, can we do something different this time?"

According to Scott, the movie will be rated PG-13, as opposed to the usual R rating that evey movie in the "Alien" franchise had, but I doubt it's going to be a minus. In fact, the first "Alien" had one particularly gory scene, the one where John Hurt's chest explodes to reveal the creature for the first time, but other than that the violence was either off-screen, or obscured by dim lighting. It's more about what you don't see that's scary, so I can understand why he didn't need to go past the PG-13. I mean, the chestburster scene was brutal back in the seventies, but today, they would probably be able to get away with it. On the other hand, though, Scott almost always comes back with a Director's Cut, so it's possible that the DC edition for "Prometheus" could also be an Unrated version as well.

And that's about all the information available so far. Below you'll find two pictures from the set of "Prometheus", looking very sci-fi and creepy. The movie opens on June 8, 2012, so by the end of the year we'll probably get our first teaser trailer.
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Ridley Scott Introduces New Movie ‘Prometheus’
Posted 7 days ago by Dirk Van Tilborg0

Comic Con attendees were treated to the first clips from Ridley Scott’s new film ‘Prometheus’ according to Deadline. You can watch Ridley speaking to the audience via satellite in a video posted from one of the attendees below.

What had started out as a new ‘Alien’ film morphed into a film taking place in the same universe as ‘Alien’. Scott directed the original ‘Alien’ film back in 1979 and since then a number of films, video games and other tie-ins have come and gone. Some good (‘Aliens’), some bad (‘Aliens vs. Predator’).

Now, he’s revisiting this universe, but not focusing on the Alien creature according to Scott and writer Damen Lindelhof (‘Lost’).

In the new clip, viewers witness a giant room reminiscent of artist H.R. Giger’s original bio-mechanical designs used in the first ‘Alien’ film. In it, actor Michael Fassbender (‘Inglourius Basterds’, ‘X-Men: First Class’) examines what looks to be containers with alien eggs inside. Cut to Charlize Theron (‘Aeon Flux’) doing push-ups naked, and next a large, ringed planet. A character collapses and then we see the giant alien egg cargo hold again.

So why did Scott do this film? He says it was a question about the first film that no one seemed to be asking. Most likely what he’s implying is what happened to the “Space Jockey” creature from the first film. When the crew of the first ‘Alien’ film check out the alien ship, along with the egg harvest, they find the remains (skeleton) of a giant whose exploded stomach area makes it apparent he was a victim of his cargo. So maybe ‘Prometheus’ is about discovering the mystery behind this race that introduced these deadly creatures to the universe. I guess we’ll find out June 8, 2012 when it hits theaters.
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20th Century Fox Presentation At Comic-Con 2011

Posted on 22 July 2011 by David

At Comic-Con we had the great pleasure of covering the 20th Century Fox Presentation in San Diego. We had a great time and were excited about the announcements and the sneak peeks at “Prometheus”, “In Time” and “Rise Of The Apes.”

Up until the presentation they were secretive about what would be presented at Comic -Con.

The first presentation was for the new Ridley Scott film “Prometheus” which stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender.

The character that Charlize play is a “suit” that is cold and rigid. She stated as the film went along you really got to find out who she is and what she wants.

When asked why she got involved with the film, she stated that it was a dream of hers to work with Ridley Scott. While she was working in Malaysia she got a call from Ridley.

She worked with him on the script, to bring the script to its potential.

While the moderator was talking with Charlize they presented a special live feed to Ridley, who was in Iceland. He was working on the last days of filming, filming the opening scenes.

When asked why it has been 25 years since Ridley last worked on a Sci-Fi film. He stated that he has been too busy with other films; He realized that none of the sequels answered the question that was brought up in the original. He wanted to take the film in a different direction while answering the questions.
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SDCC ’11 – ‘Prometheus’ Lights Up Fans
07-22-11 • Film Posted by AdamDonaldson

The first day of Comic Con had some huge reveals for fans, and not just in the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 panel. Nope, the big news of the day was Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus, the “maybe a prequel to Alien or maybe not” movie scheduled to be released June 8th of next year.

So first things first, the above picture. It’s the first image from the film and it features an astronaut jumping (dancing?) on a planet. LV-426 perhaps?

The panel was hosted by Prometheus screenwriter Damon Lindeloff and included appearances by Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace, as well as a surprise video call by director Scott.

So what did we learn? According to Theron she’s playing a “suit” named Vickers who’s in charge of the central mission of the film. She added that she plays “a machine in charge of the machine” in the film. So no help there.

Lindeloff jumped in saying that there maybe more than one robot in the film. Or make that robot, android or replicant… Something to that effect. Scott said that the challenge was in creating something new, and Lindeloff was able to create something unique and different with his script.

As for the origins of the movie, Scott said that there was an interesting question posed in Alien that no one ever answered in any of the sequels, and that became the foundation for what turned into Prometheus. As to what that is, Scott didn’t say, but he told fans that the film’s connection to Alien would make total sense in the final minutes of Prometheus.

But was there footage shown? Absolutely. It’s reported that scenes included Michael Fassbender crying milky white tears (*cough*android*cough*), Theron doing naked push-ups, a shot of a giant head, and people in space suits under stress. Russ Fischer from /Film had a more detailed description.

“The footage we see of Michael Fassbender seems to support the rumor that he plays a Bishop-like android. He’s got a slightly stylized look that isn’t quite human. (Ridley Scott said there might be two androids in the film.) Other elements of the design depart slightly from the core Alien template, but don’t feel out of place. Keeping with the sense that this isn’t taking place on the same sort of working-class ship seen in that film, the space suits are a little nicer and more pretty, the environments are more clean and gleaming. Some of the shots bear a rather stylized look that is somewhere between the clean, symmetrical aesthetic of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 and a slightly different ‘clean space’ vision that is a little bit Blade Runner and a little bit Mass Effect.”

So we have some new and intriguing tidbits here. Below is the previously released plot description.

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, and Rafe Spall
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Scott Talks “Prometheus”
July 22, 2011 By Michael Hickerson

Comic Con attendees got a first sneak peak at Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi, Prometheus.

The Prometheus look began with a production video the combined Scott talking about the project and, more tantalizingly, quick shots from the movie, still nearly a year away from release.

The footage teased a star-spanning epic with massive sets, mystery, distrust and maybe (hopefully) horror. There was a shot of Charlize Theron telling someone to stay back, then obliterating the person with a flamethrower. Next came a spaceship, looking puny as it streaked past a massive planet, and an astronaut walking past a wall of alien hieroglyphics. A room full of alien pods reminiscent of Scott’s landmark Alien film appeared, then several shots of Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba.

Scott spoke to the audience via a live feed from the movie’s Iceland set, perhaps a Comic-Con first, and was able to explain that the reason he took so long to return to sci-fi was that he was simply busy exploring other genres.

What bought him back was a desire to answer a mysterious question that he was surprised no one had ever asked about the Alien movies.

“That [question] could be the centerpiece of what we just completed. That said, that is the only DNA from the first Alien,” Scott said. Huh? So is Prometheus a prequel to Alien or not?

“You’ll hopefully understand what I mean in the last few minutes of the movie,” Scott said.
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Ridley Scott Wants to “Scare the s$#! Out of You” with ‘Prometheus’
Movie News By Robert Fure on July 22, 2011

After Avengers, Ridley Scott‘s secretive Alien semi-prequel Prometheus is perhaps the most anticipated film of 2012, so when the opportunity arose to listen to screenwriter Damon Lindelof, star Charlize Theron, and director Ridley Scott talk about the film, I punched fellow Reject Jack Giroux in the face, stepped on a Twilight fan, nut-sack bashed a security guard and then patiently waited in line to gain access to the panel.

It started off quickly with a production package of Prometheus goodies that I’m going to tell you all about, after you click the Read More button to your right.

The video that was shown wasn’t in 3D, and it wasn’t really a sizzle reel of Prometheus. Rather, it was a mixture of Ridley Scott talking, sequences from his previous films to get you pumped, and a couple of brief looks into the world of Prometheus. So what do we actually see? It’s hard to explain.

This definitely isn’t the Nostromo, a dirty working class ship, rather most of what we see is clean and new. There is a brief look at something small and possibly alien crawling across a finger, Michael Fassbender shedding a tear, Charlize Theron looking sketchy, Idris Elba looking boss, and then things spinning out of control with semi-nude Theron push-ups, a concerned Elba, and some alien egg looking things.

What does it all mean? Not sure, but this is definitely a neat looking piece of science fiction. Since Scott is going to great lengths to keep much of this under wraps, not a lot of the film was revealed, but when the director said, simply, that he wants to “scare the s$#! out” us, he got my vote, and my dollars, to see this flick.

After the footage, Lindelof spoke with Charlize Theron on stage before they were joined by a joke-cracking Ridley Scott and Noomi Rapace live via satellite from a beautiful waterfall in the far off land of Ice…land. Theron spoke of wanting to work with Scott, of how the initial version of the script didn’t blow her away, and how her character was “a suit” who was definitely going to be trouble. Kind of like a really sexy Paul Reiser type character.

Scott was unavailable to be in San Diego as he’s working on the last few days of filming at the waterfall which will actually be the first sequences we see in the movie.

Repeatedly throughout the panel, Sir Ridley Scott described how the “Alien DNA” was in the film, but that it was an entirely new science fiction movie, not a full prequel or something completely related. He added that he hoped by the end of the film we’d understand what he meant by that, before quickly adding Fox hopes that as well. Zing.

Happily it can be reported that the film won’t make heavy use of CGI, as he was taught as a younger filmmaker that “If you can do it live, do it live.” It looks better and it’s cheaper – something Scott stressed. Doing real effects is cheaper. CGI is not cheap.

Perhaps disheartening for detractors of 3D, Scott was taken with the technology, describing it as a great experience and a wonderful exercise that provides depth to all scenes, even simple ones of mostly dialog.

At the end of the panel, Lindelof played the role of foil and questioned Scott about the PG-13 rating and whether or not it was a handicap. Scott’s answer, which used terms like “covering his ass” and not really thinking too much about it really seemed to imply that he just shot the film he wantedwith some coverage that is R-Rated and that, at a later date he’ll watch the film with the Fox executives and they’ll make whatever decisions they have to.

So with all of that, should we be excited about Prometheus? Of course. It’s a Ridley Scott science fiction film. Did the footage shown blow the roof off the place? Not in my opinion. Yes, it was cool and neat and shiny. It looks like a Ridley Scott science fiction film full of great actors. Something interesting is definitely going to happen, but if viewed solely on the footage shown, we didn’t see much. We’ll get more excited at a later date when we see more.
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First Look & Story Details! Alien Prequel
by Wai | July 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm |

Apparently, Charlize Theron was in Malaysia when she first got the script to “Prometheus”.

That’s a tiny morsel of trivia, but I’m sure you fellow residents of Bolehland always get a kick whenever Hollywood pays us a visit. That morsel was revealed at the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), which has just started. SDCC is a geek Mecca, where all manner of film, comic, and collectible announcements and appearances are made. In the last decade, the convention has become an important venue for Hollywood to pimp their upcoming releases.

Ridley Scott’s latest film “Prometheus” had a strong presence there earlier today, although the director himself was not in attendance. Scriptwriter Damon Lindelof and the lovely Oscar-winner Theron were, and they headed a panel to talk about their film. Aside from that interesting tidbit about being in Malaysia (for a vacation, apparently) Theron spoke about her character, who is the head of Weyland-Yutani, the nefarious corporation in the “Alien” films that try to harness the creatures as bio-weapons.

Theron said: ”She is really the suit, she’s the one that runs the company. Ridley always kind of grounds it and brings it back to reality. I watch the Trump family for instance and I don’t really know much about it but I know Ivana is running that ship. I don’t ever set out to play a character with strength. I kind of find the circumstance. It was once we found the world and what we wanted to explore with her that we kind of found [the character].”

As for any doubt whether “Prometheus” is a prequel or not, that has finally been settled: the film is definitely a prequel, as Electroshadow has been saying all along. Footage from the film was screened, and geek site Bleeding Cool posted a description: “Starting with a montage of clips from Ridley Scott’s previous films, including Alien, the video package soon went into a mixture of interview clips with Scott and shots from the film. The interview pieces were telling us that this isn’t really an Alien prequel, that the only connection is this oft-discussed Alien DNA.

On the other hand, the footage confirmed completely that this is an Alien film. The production design was familiar and, not to put too fine a point on it, there were glimpses of bits and pieces of the alien biology we recognise. Something like a full size humanoid alien was seen in the burn of a flamethrower, tail and all, and if you were looking in the right place, you could see something like the alien eggs.

Michael Fassbender’s character does look like the Android characters from the previous alien films but in one shot, we see him cry; in another, he appears to prick his finger and draw blood. Scott is currently on screen via link-up to Iceland and has confirmed that “there may be two” robots in the cast of Prometheus. As Lindelof has noted on stage, there is a shot in the clip that appears to show a naked Charlize Theron doing press-ups. There’s also another of Noomi Rapace dropping to the floor in a smilier pose – but she’s allowed the dignity of wearing something a bit like Leeloo’s bandage outfit from The Fifth Element. There are several shots in the footage which appear to show characters meeting sticky ends, including some of the big name stars, but I wouldn’t want to spoil that.”

Lastly, here’s your first-ever look at a shot from the film, provided by Twentieth Century Fox. It shows a ship crewman in a spacesuit descending into the bowels of an alien environment. No details about who this crewman is.
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Next up was the Fox panel, hosted by Lost and Star Trek writer Damon Lindeloff. The Fox panel brought us Prometheus, In Time and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first film to be discussed was Prometheus which stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Noomi Rapace. Lindeloff brought Charlize Theron on stage to discuss a little about Prometheus. They had a quick featurette on the film, showing a few scenes and some behind the scenes stuff as well.

After a few minutes of discussion, they brought director Ridley Scott up on the big screens in high definition via satellite from Iceland, where he is still filming Prometheus. Scott gave a little information on the film, and confirmed it is a Prequel but not in the sense that we might imagine. He basically said to not expect to see the actual Aliens in this film. It seems to be more about the exploration team and their encounters on this journey, than it is about battling aliens.
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