...with two reports from AICN readers who wrote in to discuss media reports about location filming for the ALIEN-related Ridley Scott project PROMETHEUS.
First up, this message from James...
"ALIENS are to invade the Highlands - after secret plans were hatched to film a prequel to the sci-fiblockbuster trilogy in Scotland.
Location scouts for the long-awaited movie, with original Alien director Ridley Scott in charge, have already visited Inverness and Fort William."
"All cast members had to sign secrecy clauses and were made to read the script in Ridley Scott's Hollywood office. And when Kate Dickie, 39, needed to see the screenplay in Glasgow a security courier flew to Scotland and stood guard over her for two hours.
But the cat was let out of the bag when the film-makers asked about accommodation in Inverness and surrounding towns during August.
They are looking for rooms to sleep a cast and crew of at least 150 people.
While other mountainous parts of Europe have also been considered, the Scottish Highlands backdrop is favoured because it fits the new film's central theme of "grand mythology and universe" in which this original story takes place.
Mediacom, whose film travel and accommodation office is based at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, would confirm only that a "large feature film" was due to shoot in the Highlands from early August until September, then elsewhere in Europe in October and November."
Thought you might be interested in some breaking news about Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
William also sent some photos of the locations being discussed. Magnificent. This setting really speaks to me (and not just because they appear to be filming an ALIEN movie there..)
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