A reader named John pointed us towards a Nordic news report about the filming of PROMETHEUS in Iceland.
Two choice quotes jumped out at me here. The first is Sir Ridley's response to the threat of a volcanic eruption at a shooting location for the film. Said threat later proved erroneous - it's his response to initial reports that I find amusing. I've heard very similar tales about Scott from folks who worked with him on other projects. He's not easily deterred...
“If one is afraid of nature in this profession then it would be best to find a different job,” director Ridley Scott told reporters at a short meeting in central Reykjavik before heading off to Hekla to film — less than a week after international media erroneously reported that Hekla was about to blow its top any moment. Scott said he did not lose any sleep over the ominous news reports.
The second noteworthy comment might be considered a SPOILER, as...if Scott is being literal/straight-up about this...it's an intriguing indicator of the breadth of this picture. I've been way out-of-the-loop over the past few weeks - I can't shake the pneumonia that's been beating me down - so I apologize if this detail has already been mentioned elsewhere (I'm not aware that it has).
The director confirmed that Iceland will not play the starring role in Prometheus: “It will be 15 minutes in total, if all goes to plan. We are shooting the beginning of time.”
The. Beginning. Of. Time.
Per THIS report at IceNews.
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