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PROMETHEUS Has Landed With A Quick New Trailer!!!

Published at: March 17, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST

The Kidd here...

We're all set to get a brand new trailer for PROMETHEUS later today accompanying a Q&A with director Ridley Scott and producer Damon Lindelof courtesy of AMC Theatres and 20th Century Fox, but, for those of you who have been dying to see more of the film, why wait that long?

Prometheus-Movie.com has somehow managed to get a 1 minute and 11 second trailer cut that very well may show different footage than what Fox is planning to show us, which should clock in at about 2 ½ minutes. It's a lot of quick bursts of really excellent looking footage that will still manage to maintain a lot of the mystery surrounding the film, I'm sure there is at least one "Holy shit!" moment awaiting you...

See for yourself...

 

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  • March 17, 2012, 3:06 a.m. CST

    not a prequel

    by electraglide

    My arse

  • March 17, 2012, 3:07 a.m. CST

    second!

    by Jonathhan Kana

    yay

  • March 17, 2012, 3:08 a.m. CST

    electraglide , where you been, dude? we knew that from the teaser trailer didn't we?

    by Talkbacker with no name

  • March 17, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    It was certainly in the same universe

    by electraglide

    But I think this confirms what we are getting is a direct prequel, similar scares, lots of running around dark steamy corridors and leading ladies in their underpants...

  • March 17, 2012, 3:15 a.m. CST

    I think all the "not a prequel" stuff....

    by ravenink

    Is Ridley Scott trying to tell us that the Giger Aliens definitely WILL NOT be in the movie. I think when he tries to qualify Prometheus as "Its own universe" is where the words he chooses become problematic, because it is VERY obviously the Alien universe (Weyland, Space Jockey and basically ALL of the art direction, set and costume design prove that pretty freaking clearly). I just don't think Scott gets what us geeks hear when he says the word "Universe".

  • March 17, 2012, 3:19 a.m. CST

    HORRIBLE Video Quality

    by StarQrtrs

    That was like watching something from back in 1993. If there was a new oh shit moment in it then I I'll be damned if I could see it.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Who really wants to see another trailer for this?

    by -Halfscan-

    I certainly don't. Ive been sold on this since it was announced that Scott was returning to sci fi and at this point any new footage released feels like it would spoil the final product for me.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Even worse case of death by inflated expectations than the SW prequels.

    by Keith Maniac

    I'm almost dreading this coming out, i want to get excited, but its like holding in a fart in work, you know what the consequences are if you let it out. The trailers fantastic, but that means nothing, the art of the "trailer" has been long since perfected. Suppose i'll just have to clench until June.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Ravenink

    by electraglide

    I think Scott knows exactly what he's saying... they are clearly going down the the bad robot route of mis-direction, Lindeloff has obviously learnt a lot from Jar Jar... whilst I am very excited about this movie I can't help feeling it will ultimately boil down to the usual crew being chased down dark corridors. But I'm ok with that as I've been waiting 30 years for Ridley to do just that!

  • March 17, 2012, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Fucking 3D ruining every fucking thing!!!

    by ugh

    I want fucking IMAX, NOT IMAX 3D!!! Thank heavens that TDKR is not in 3D!

  • March 17, 2012, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Let me guess...humans transmogrify into the xenomorphs.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Hence the space-helmet-like head of the xenomorph.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:33 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Wow! I still don't know what's going on or who or what the monster is but it looks like a film that's going to be an *experience* and transport the viewer.

  • That is all.

  • For a few months.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Not the official trailer

    by Aragorn742

    The official trailer will run approx. 2min 30sec. This one is barely over one minute long. It's just another teaser for the trailer.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST

    I know someone who's seen a rough cut

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Said drop all expectations because it's not what you think. He also said nobody will believe what's been achieved here. That was a compliment.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:08 a.m. CST

    I can't believe how crazy good this looks.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    It's almost punishing how intense and well done this is. Ridley clearly wants to make an impact, and an impact he will.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:11 a.m. CST

    I could watch (and I have watched it) over and over

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    and I still say it looks CRAZY FUCKING GOOD. It is frankly disturbing that this looks that intense. But what are you going to do. The future is what is is.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:13 a.m. CST

    I haven't watched it yet

    by lv_426

    Can anyone that has tell me if it gives away too much? I am going to try and go into this film with a minimal amount of info in terms of plot. Hopefully they can keep the trailers mysterious like the teaser managed to do. Although, the fact that there is a big Q&A with Ridley coming up makes me worry that they are going to reveal too much before the film is released.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:16 a.m. CST

    keith maniac, F A R T

    by lv_426

    At work, no one can't hear you fart.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:18 a.m. CST

    @ugh You don't know what you're talking about.

    by Lee Rainberg

    You're getting the same thing resolution wise, if not better, and your getting 3D filmed by a master filmmaker in Imax on top of that. 65mm film isn't gonna put butts in seats, 3D has been a key aspect of Imax for decades. 3D helped Imax screens stay open.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Iv_426... don't worry

    by recantha

    It's cut together like a Michael Bay film. Lots of teaser images, but nothing concrete and there is certainly a feeling of the pieces not being put together in chronological order. I think you'd be safe with this.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:21 a.m. CST

    This movie looks well made and by well made I mean...

    by Orionsangels

    You know a well crafted film that tells a good well paced story and uses special effects that serve the story and don't over do it with a million CGI special effects flying at your face! Thank you very much.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:28 a.m. CST

    All the trailers are confirming the leaked plot...

    by Emit Brown

    -Crew goes to Alien world (probably LV426) -Find temple that belongs to Space Jockey -Jockeys land and don't like the humans that have encroached on their territory -Humans steal Space Jockey's ability to create life via the cannisters in the temple -Humans begin to transform and turn into Alien xenomorph prototypes as a result of human tampering with Space Jockey cannisters. -Theron and Fassbender's characters know the truths about the cannisters. Theron becomes the "Star Beast" that the plot leak mentions. That creature is the blue tentacled thing we see in this new trailer. -Space Jockey tries to take off from planet with new xenomorph created by human to infect earth. -Human heros on ship crash their prometheus ship into the Space Jockey ship. -Space Jockey ship crashes with xenomorph eggs. CUT TO: -ALIEN -ALIEN 2

  • March 17, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Was that a face hugger I saw attacking the girl with the axe?

    by bubcus

    But for all I know, Ridley Scott could ignore everything that was established in Aliens and onward and the room of eggs could be full of all sorts of different species instead of just one. I can't help but think of the deleted scene in the first Alien with the mutation occurring and that what we think we know could be blown out of the water. I'm so curious as to what will happen but I will be patient.

  • Come on Scott,dont disappoint us.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Take solace in the fact that Ridley Scott has never made a 'bad' movie.

    by Fortunesfool

    A few 'so so' ones along the way, but always worth a watch and never less than great visual cinema.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:38 a.m. CST

    Space jockey at the end looked feminine

    by lv_426

    Perhaps the jockey race is matriarchal? That would be interesting and would fit with the Alien series (Mother, queen alien, birth motif, and female hero of Ripley).

  • March 17, 2012, 4:40 a.m. CST

    So much cool imagery packed into one minute

    by melonman

    I mean, we know SCOTT makes things look good, but jesus fuck, the guy looks like he's outdoing himself…

  • March 17, 2012, 4:40 a.m. CST

    jizzes all over the desk

    by evilnik

  • March 17, 2012, 4:43 a.m. CST

    @Emit Brown: Wow, If That Is The Plot?...

    by Media Messiah

    ...that will make a great film!!!

  • March 17, 2012, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Holy shit! THAT WAS AMAZING!!!

    by marineboy

    YES YES YEEEEEEESSSSS!!!

  • March 17, 2012, 4:52 a.m. CST

    This looks great so far

    by lv_426

    I'm less worried about it fitting with the original Alien. The only thing that sort of stuck out a bit as being way more high tech was the monitors that they had on the bridge of the Prometheus. Otherwise it is looking good. With all the great imagery they have, it is kind of a shame that they've already revealed the giant human face statue that is in these trailers and is the image they are using to market the film. Even if there are other twists to this, they should have kept it more mysterious. They could have used he space jockey horse shoe shaped ship in the posters instead, or Noomi and Charlize in their cool retro space suits standing in one of those Giger style hallways. Remember how mysterious the marketing for Alien was? An egg in mid air darkness with green light and mist coming from a crack in the egg's surface. Then there was the trailer that didn't show the alien at all. Its a pity that they didn't keep more of the dark mysteries of Prometheus a bit more under wraps. Oh well. More of a nitpick really, as this looks pretty awesome and exciting. Perhaps this might really be a proper prequel that can proudly sit alongside the original film that started things? Same with The Hobbit. Both that and Prometheus in the same year, two worthy prequels to two grand sci-fi/fantasy classics. I'm starting to believe that 2012 might stack up to 1982 as a great year for ambitious genre films.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Not sure I agree FortunesFool

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    ROBIN HOOD was a whole lot worse than 'so so'. Good visuals? Yeah. But that's about it. Pretty pictures do not a good film make. I do get your point though..for the most part his films are never outright 'bad'. Though, got to say that more than a couple of them have left something to be desired for me. Still haven't seen THE DUELLISTS, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, 1492:CONQUEST OF PARADISE, G.I. JANE or a A GOOD YEAR though, and I'm pretty sure those flicks (aside from THE DUELLISTS) are mostly considered his biggest stinkers, so maybe I'm not the best judge of his entire body of work. All in all, I really do hope he nails this fucker.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:06 a.m. CST

    The Duellists is great

    by lv_426

    1492 is pretty good. If you like Sir Ridley's other historical epics, then check out 1492 and The Duellists. Someone to Watch Over Me, I haven't seen the whole film so I can't really comment on that one. I actually liked G.I. Jane. I'd say I prefer it over Hannibal even. A Good Year has some nice cinematography and Marion Cotillard. To me that makes it at least worth a looksee, especially if you're a fan of a lot of Ridley's other films. Legend, Black Rain, and Matchstick Men are seriously underrated Ridley Scott cinema.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:16 a.m. CST

    You're Welcome, The Kidd!

    by Fart Magnus

    Of course, I posted links to this in other threads earlier today. Wow - a BIG day for me! Another "First" post(on another thread here), submitting a scoop to AICN AND having that scoop ignored while a "contributer" takes the credit for himself! Gosh and shucks. I have been lurking here since 1997 but I have FINALLY had the "full" AICN experience. I have FINALLY arrived!!!! Oh and even THIS teaser looks fucking INCREDIBLE!!!

  • March 17, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST

    theumpirestrokesback

    by kwisatzhaderach

    1492 is fucking amazing. Plus it's the only film in history where somebody bounces a ball off the lens. If you missed this in the cinema you missed an incredible cinema experience. And Robin Hood only so-so? What the fuck? Great old-school filmmaking, brilliant score... about 100 times the movie that JJ's Mall Trek was. Why do people flock to trash nowadays? It's like everyne just switches off their brains.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:42 a.m. CST

    IT LOOKS AMAZING BUT IT'S GONNA BE PG13, PLEASE MAKE R

    by ilovemichealbay

  • March 17, 2012, 5:44 a.m. CST

    AWESOME!!!! And hey, it's not a COMEDY!! WOW!!!

    by Tracy Tobias

    Now THAT is a trailer!!! OMG!!! Ridley Scott is the MASTER!!! I really don't want to see any other footage from this movie -- but only because I want to experience the awe and mystery of this film UNSPOILED. Up until now, I haven't been able to control myself...lol!! But WOW...just WOW!!! This movie is going to fuckin' ROCK!!! Thank you Ridley, that almost made me forget the awfulness of the Dark Shadows trailer. But I have to ask...shouldn't this have been a comedy? ;-)

  • March 17, 2012, 5:53 a.m. CST

    RIDLEY SCOTT IS THE MASTER!!!

    by Tracy Tobias

    Say what you want about Ridley Scotts mainstream non-genre films, but here's the deal -- the man made ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, and LEGEND -- three EXCELLENT films and for that, with me anyway, he has sealed his legacy as a FANTASTIC director. When it comes to genre films, no one can touch him except maybe James Cameron. Looks to me like Prometheus is going to fit right in with those other films I mentioned as another masterpiece. I've been waiting for this one, basically, since 1979 and the first time I saw that derelect ship in ALIEN. Really wanted to know more about THAT race of beings...who were they? Why did they create or transport the Xenomorphs? Finally, we may get some of the answers. I don't see how anyone could say this is not a prequel to ALIEN. Let's see...Weyland-Yutani? Check. Alien ship of the same design as the derelict ship in ALIEN? Check. Space jockeys? Check. Prequel. Frankly, I don't care if has the xenomorphs or not. I'm more interested in the Space Jockeys anyway at this point! And too many hack directors ruined the whole xenomorph thing after ALIEN. Cannot WAIT for Prometheus! Made all the sweeter since it comes out on my birthday! :-) Guess where I'll be giving myself a long awaited birthday present? At a theater near me!! :-)

  • March 17, 2012, 6:07 a.m. CST

    PROMETHEUS WILL BE FUCKING OUR EYEBALLS IN 2012

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

    AVATAR WAS COOL BUT IT DID NOT PENETRATE MY RETINAS. THIS MOVIE WILL FUCK MY ASS HARD

  • One is a "saucer" type of alien craft and the other is the "derelict" crescent style of craft. How they interact with the Prometheus crew is the real mystery though. Can't wait to find out.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Really looking forward to this...

    by MovieGeekBlog

  • March 17, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST

    THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED

    by Volllllume3

    Go fuck yourself Scott. And take your PG-13 shitfest with you.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:43 a.m. CST

    The Holy Shit Moment.

    by veteran_of_mu

    Check out what's happening to the Space Jockey's chest. Oh yes it is!

  • March 17, 2012, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Scott's non-genre films

    by Ingvar Claesson

    Scott has made some awesome non-genre films as well. Can anyone seriously suggest that Thelma & Lousie, Gladiator or Kingdom of Heaven (Directors Cut) are anything but awesome? The Duellists is a really fine piece of art, too. And Black Hawk Down is hardly a hackjo, is it? Have not seen Robin Hood, so can't comment. As for the rest, yes, some are less than stellar, but I think both Black Rain and Someone To Watch Over Me are slick and well-made little gems. White Squall is seriously underrated. 1492 uneven but with moments of true greatness, not least due to the score. As for the rest, well, l guess the less said the better. Ok, American Gangster certinaly isn't bad, just...a tad bland. The only truly bad one is G.I. Jane. That one was a serious misfire, but, hey, anyone is entitled to a dud or two once in awhile

  • March 17, 2012, 6:48 a.m. CST

    I'm totally joking

    by Volllllume3

    I wuv you Ridley Scott

  • March 17, 2012, 6:50 a.m. CST

    OK, that's got me STOKED!!

    by BenBraddock

    So many brilliant images, so many questions... love it!

  • I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS MOVIE....

  • March 17, 2012, 7 a.m. CST

    Not a prequel!

    by zinc_chameleon

    Because we get two leading ladies, famous for their aerodynamic tushes, running wet through corridors in their underpants. And a Space Jockey.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    SJ Chest is not bursting

    by Chapeau

    looks like the whole suit is opening... i'm more concerned about the eel type thingy slithering into somebody's suit, and the alien attacking the woman frozen in horror.... Definatley not a prequel....um...

  • March 17, 2012, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Jockey

    by Tracy Tobias

    I'd like to be Charlize Theron's "space jockey" if ya know what I mean....muahahaha!!! :-)

  • March 17, 2012, 7:06 a.m. CST

    All tyhe prequel or not talk

    by ihatetalkbacks

    is rubbish. It is a prequel. It has themes, setting and style from Alien. If you talk about it you are splitting hairs. The prequel/non prequel was audience management. It corralled all the geeks from getting into a froth and complaining the film to death or a bad reputation. IT IS A PREQUEL - it leads to Alien.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Billie D Williams

    by ihatetalkbacks

    So your friend must work near Liberty then?

  • March 17, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Strange to hear Idris Elba with

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Stringer Bells accent and not Luthers in the trailer. I thought he would be playing an Englishman. Would that be too jarring for American audiences?

  • March 17, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Killik, relax

    by Ingvar Claesson

    This is a teaser/trailer, and today they are always edited as hysterically as possible, to cater to the younger crowds. Knowing Scott's filmmaking style, this will no doubt be a hell of a lot less frantic than this teaser/trailer suggest

  • March 17, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Killik

    by ihatetalkbacks

    I said this would be more Aliens than Alien. Look at the size of the cast. This would not be a horror, more action orientated thriller. As soon as mercs were mentioned that says another ship, characters and change in direction away from horror. We kind of know that only one person can servive, and even then not in their original form, so there is not much horror as we know what happens. Merely a thrill ride till we see the eventual out come. You must admit even if the story is bad the cinematography and production design has been spot on. Nothing has looked as good since the last Alien...

  • March 17, 2012, 7:20 a.m. CST

    I WANT THIS MOVIE TO FUCK ME HARD

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

  • March 17, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    havebeer_willcheet

    by Ingvar Claesson

    It will. It will. Scott knows how to fuck. Hard. When he is in the mood. And I am getting the feeling he really is in the mood this time.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Someone slipped Scott some viagra. He's got a boner that won't quit. You best see this wearing 3D glasses cos you're gonna need some eye protection. Your eyeballs are gonna be fucked like they never been fucked before.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:28 a.m. CST

    grandmaster

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Dont forget that Scott made Black Hawk Down that was almost all action. This could be similarly action orientated, or certainly more than in Alien. Also The trailers eem to have been harking back to an earlier time and I think they will give a better indication of the film. Recent trailers for 10 years or so have been "concept" trailers where they sell a look or a feal to an audience rather than be a preview of what the films actually are. This looks to be more of a preview rather than a "hard sell" if that makes sense?

  • March 17, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks

    by Ingvar Claesson

    You might be right, we just have to wait and see. Black Hawk Down was something of an "anomaly" in Scott's oeuvre, but still.. Anyway, I am really getting a positive vibe from this teaser/trailer, and I'm gonna be up all night waiting for the new REAL 2 minute+ trailer.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    er...NOW, not NO

    by obijuanmartinez

  • just as i thought, the bizarre looking jockey is really more of a protective suit, and in this instance, it gets held into the chair...i mean if you look at the pic of the jockey from the first movie, his arms are literally tethered in place, and the ribs flow into the chair...in this way they get explained as 'seat belts' i guess...

  • March 17, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    mr. moe

    by Ingvar Claesson

    I don't think we need to worry. I have confidence that Sir Ridley Scott would not let anything past him that sucked, stank or in any way undermined his cinematic aspirations I think we can relax. It might not be another Blade Runner or Alien even, but I am certain it will be a sci fi classic. No, a FILM classic, transcending genre and genre limitations

  • March 17, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    zombot

    by Ingvar Claesson

    But the "ribs" of the SJ in the original film DID look as if they had exploded outward Seatbelts? There goes part of the mystery from the orginal out thé window. That is the only detail, so far, in Promethues that has me a tad worried. I soooo wanted the original SJ to be a victum of a chestburster.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    SEX

    by Ingvar Claesson

    Gosh, I want to have sex after seeing this, that's how much it excites me. And, no, it has little to do with Noomi or Charlize. It's just the sheer ENERGY and BEAUTY of the whole thing. Though I must admit I prefered the music in the first trailer/teaser, or whetever we should call these brief glimpses into Hell

  • YOU MUST BE FUCKING KIDDING ME.I HOPE THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:53 a.m. CST

    The cuts are done in time to the music so I wonder if this...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    is actual Prometheus film music or just for the preview just as the 3rd Inception trailer had its own score not by the films composer but influenced by it. Does any one recognise it as a reused score from a different film with a few "whooos" put in it? It is atmospheric but not a massive orchestral peice that I would expect for the film. This is my biggest worry as I love the scores for 1 and 2; even 3 has some decent bits - better than the film that created it. I hope the score not only fits and adds to the film but is a good bit of music on its own. Incidentally, if any one likes the Aliens score check out the Wolfen sound track, it is almost identical in parts but by a smaller orchestre ratherb than the LSO. Bit more intimate and brittle and by Horner.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:54 a.m. CST

    mr. moe

    by blackwood

    By all accounts DARKEST HOUR the film is not representative of DARKEST HOUR the screenplay. I thought the same thing before but was told otherwise, and I'm willing to give this Spaihts the benefit of the doubt -- I'm a little dodgier on Lindelof, to be honest.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Marc Streitenfeld

    by Ingvar Claesson

    The composer to the music in Prometheus, according to Imdb. Never heard of this dude, and am currently too lazy to check. Any thoughts? Is this guy good?

  • March 17, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    by ihatetalkbacks

    it can still be strapped in and then be prone to when a face hugger comes and attacks - no where to move to. Maybe the whole pace is dictated by "Dad" coming through space to unleash the Alien on the crew. By the time Dad gets there only the Space Jockey is left in his chair and he is really pissed so he unleashes the Alien to "steralise" the place. It would explain the 2 different Alien ships.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    @grandmasterofallthingserotic

    by Mr. Moe

    He did let the Robin Hood script get pass him. He has actually directed quite a few bad-mediocre scripts, especially this past decade.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    @blackwood

    by Mr. Moe

    If that is true then that is good to hear. Kind of makes me want to read The Darkest Hour script now.

  • March 17, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    mr. moe

    by Ingvar Claesson

    True, but the question is: where these films bad because of the scripts or because Scott just needed a paycheck, and didn't have his heart in it?´ And as I have yet to see Robin Hood I will refrain from commenting on that one. But I still believe that on a project of this size, everything would have to go wrong for it to crash. But who knows. Maybe we have a chrash of monumental proportions before us. Fingers crossed, eh?

  • March 17, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Video PQ was shit, but what I could make out was awesome.

    by ATARI

    Is it OK if my cock got a little hard watching the trailer?

  • March 17, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Also, I sure am glad this has nothing to do with Alien

    by ATARI

    ROTFL!!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    oh yeah...

    by JohnCarters PaleBloatedCorpse

    Finally something to look forward to...

  • March 17, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    This "Alien" ambiguity has gone on too long.

    by MattDomville

    A comic on the subject: http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=209

  • March 17, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    CONTROVERSY

    by Ingvar Claesson

    I think chances are this will be more powerful and epic than scary. Maybe disturbing.. it all depends on how far they're willing to go with the idea that aliens created human beings. That could end up stirring up some real controversy among the religious nutjobs out there, both christians and moslems. That idea would be totally blasphemous for them.. Maybe Prometheus has more in store for us than any of us imagine.

  • March 17, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    PARASITE entering arm of a human at 0:12 of trailer right?

    by space doughnut

    its long and slimy... and it enters the arm. any theories on what that might be?

  • March 17, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Looks like Fox have whipped it down befor I could see it

    by kingralphuk

    ....and the original site is offline too. Shit!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:31 a.m. CST

    The cast is too good looking.

    by blackmantis

    A silly complaint maybe, but one of the things I love about Alien is that the cast, except maybe Sigourney, look like everyday workmen. Helped sell the 'reality' of it.

  • March 17, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    at 1:03 of trailer Prometheus crashes...

    by space doughnut

    into derelict ship!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    HOOD does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    ROBIN HOOD was a film that had a lot of good elements to it. The opening section during the crusades plays out like a continuation of KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and features a nice bit of siege warfare and then a well choreographed ambush action sequence. And then the finale features a very impressive, practically staged, battle sequence as the French try to unload their soldiers on the beach. If you watch the docu that goes with the blu ray you'll see quite what a MASSIVE undertaking this sequence was. So the film has a good start and a good end - but the meat of the sandwich in the middle isn't as compelling as it ought to be. Why? Because of Robin Hood himself. The character as shown here in this movie has no character. And no motivation. He spends part of the film pretending to be someone else and then the rest of it he seems to be swept along by events rather than making things happen. Judge the character against Maximus - who just had this incredible passionate motivation of revenge against Commodus. Like a fucking Terminator. And Robin Hood seems incredibly under-motivated by comparison.

  • March 17, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    0:43 of trailer...

    by space doughnut

    landing platform lights up beneath derelict ship. interesting!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    It's worth a watch though - if only for the set designs and costumes and that fucker who says OUTLAAAAAAAWWW!!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    0:45 of trailer...

    by space doughnut

    it appears a squid like translucent creature comes into frame held by robotic arms. this scene is superimposed with the sound of a child being born...

  • March 17, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    mystery kept in canister appears at 0:45!

    by space doughnut

    its a squid!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:39 a.m. CST

    ARGHHHHHH!!! NO! NO!! NOOO!!! Too much AWESOME!!!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I said, I needed a 10 second Preteaser BEFORE the 21 second Teaser! Not a 1 minute, 11 second Abridged Trailer AFTER the Teaser but Before the Full Trailer! OKAY!! I know you can't fix what you've already done. I can see that you're still trying to ease us into the Full Trailer. But, COME ON MANNN!!!! YOU'VE GOT ACTUAL DIALOG FROM MOVIE FOR THE FIRST TIME!! YOU'VE GOT A SPACE JOCKEY WITH IT'S RIIBBBS FLEXING AROUND!!! Oh, Shit! YOU'VE GOT LEGS OR TENTICLES, WHATEVER! FLOPPING AROUND IN FRONT OF NOOMI'S FACE!! OH, NO!! OH, SHIT!!! I simply can't watch the Full Trailer. Not now. Not today. I am spent. There's just too much AWESOME to be experienced... I... I think I'll just pack my things and go to my sister's for a while... ...at least for the weekend. Jesus, Ridley. 'PG-13'... ...really? ...damn it... I wet myself...

  • March 17, 2012, 8:40 a.m. CST

    1:00 mark on trailer shows that...

    by space doughnut

    space jockey's ribs are indeed sorta like safety fasteners securing it to the seat! hey, space travel is dangerous biz even for a space jockey!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    In agreement with an earlier poster...

    by w5h

    I reckon crew members mutate into the Space Jockeys. Maybe via the green goo we see David (Fassbender) sticking his fingers into? To me that makes sense if the SJs seeded earth with life. Humans may be compatable with SJ DNA or something.

  • March 17, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    classic Alien scene with flamethrower

    by space doughnut

    something from the canister escaped and latched itself to a human. crew trying to destroy it among dark corridors. There is definitely no Alien Xenomorph in this movie. think that is what Ridley is trying to tell everyone. he is right to this point. This movie seeks to explain who are the space jockeys and how the canisters in are in one way or another responsible for creating something entirely out of its host. Hence the Xenomorph looks human-like!

  • -Crew goes to Alien world (probably LV426) -Find temple that belongs to Space Jockey -Jockeys land and don't like the humans that have encroached on their territory -Humans steal Space Jockey's ability to create life via the cannisters in the temple -Humans begin to transform and turn into Alien xenomorph prototypes as a result of human tampering with Space Jockey cannisters. -Theron and Fassbender's characters know the truths about the cannisters. Theron becomes the "Star Beast" that the plot leak mentions. That creature is the blue tentacled thing we see in this new trailer. -Space Jockey tries to take off from planet with new xenomorph created by human to infect earth. -Human heros on ship crash their prometheus ship into the Space Jockey ship. -Space Jockey ship crashes with xenomorph eggs. CUT TO: -ALIEN -ALIEN 2

  • March 17, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Official Plot (Massive Spoilers Ahead)!...

    by space doughnut

    http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/11/28/possible-prometheus-synopsis-arrives-spoiler.html

  • March 17, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Suggestion: AVOID SPOILERS

    by Soundblaster

  • March 17, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Yeah, don't start discussing spoilers you fucking dipshits

    by Bobo_Vision

  • March 17, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    TOO MUCH AWESOMENESS!

    by space doughnut

    damn i just jizzed in my shorts!

  • March 17, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Nice video quality...what is this, 1996?

    by cockdiesel

  • March 17, 2012, 9:01 a.m. CST

    cockdiesel - Wait, what? It's 1996?!?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Damn it, I need to finish packing...

  • March 17, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Spacedoughnut is a tool

    by cromwell1666

    That's your blog? You actually post "POSSIBLE" movie synopsis. That might be the most monumental waste of time in history.

  • March 17, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Er... Where are all the

    by ihatetalkbacks

    "fuck cgi" comments, and Darth Kong with a few ideas on Masonic symbolism?

  • March 17, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Looks more Finchery than Scotty

    by David Duchovny

  • March 17, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    First one to crack this...

    by SpiceWonBruce

    ...Gets a cookie. http://www.projectprometheus.com/245409/

  • March 17, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Oh Sweet Holy Motherload

    by alexander

    I'm done now, ready for this movie already!... quite a bit to take in there... I love the shot of the tail lashing in context with everything else, that's just one thing.

  • That would be more fun.

  • March 17, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    cromwell1666 is a MORON!

    by space doughnut

    that is someone else's website, fool!

  • March 17, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Don't wanna know. Ears blocked, eyes closed.

    by Rtobert

  • March 17, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Nothing In That Looks PG-13

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    Never been more confident in an R rating

  • March 17, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Prometheus = D*CK on hard!!!

    by GravyAkira

    Keep taking those clothes baby! Cant wait til summer to you in all your glory! Sorry for the vulgarity ladies.

  • March 17, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    There's gonna lots of interspecies sex

    by unparanoid_android

    Definitely. The mutated male crew member has some kind of sex with Noomi and impregnates her. She then gives birth to some kind of eel creature. I'm not a fan of Japanese eel porn myself (way too icky) but that seems to have been the inspiration. Yeah, no way can I see this PG-13 now.

  • March 17, 2012, 10:06 a.m. CST

    new extended Expendables 2 Trailer !!!!

    by pumaman

    Lots more footage : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_UVi3yHLPU&feature=related

  • March 17, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Temper your enthusiasm

    by Bill Binkelman

    Look, I loved Alien as much as anyone else. But, with all the outstanding trailers for geekazoid films we've seen in the last 10 years that had us all going bugnuts with excitement, I really suggest dialing down - at least a teeny bit. The hype and expectations for this film are getting out of control, IMO. Unless Scott delivers something along the lines of the TESB, CE3K, or 2001, some of you are going to be disappointed. I'm not raining on your parade, and like you, I am eager to see this...but I've had WAY too many occasions where I went to see a film with such high expectations that NOTHING short of cinematic ecstasy was going to satisfy me. Hopefully, Ridley delivers the goods. I will hope for the best but also acknowledge that trailers and hype do not always guarantee the final product. Just sayin' and I'm not being a hater, honestly.

  • ...now that I've recently seen a 'close-up' shot of the supposed 'green DNA goo' that Fassbender pulls out of the 'ampule'...it seems to actually be a translucent, stumpy-tentacled 'creature' of some sort. So I'm wondering if it's actually the earlier 'embryonic' stage of the ALIEN-type 'eggs' (containing 'face-huggers') we're already familiar with? And perhaps the stumpy tentacles are actually what develop into the 'petals' that open up at the top of the 'eggs' eventually? Thing is, whether this particular 'Derelict'-style craft is the exact same one that is seen in the ALIEN movie, or not, I'm curious how we get from the 'ampules' design in PROMETHEUS to the 'egg' design in ALIEN...and this is a possible scenario! Can't wait for the FULL-length trailer for even more footage!

  • March 17, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Holy shit moment: "Wait, it's PG-13?? HOLY SHIT, that fucking sucks!"

    by NeonFrisbee

    Enthusiasm gone.

  • March 17, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Waiting for a second coming that never comes.

    by NeonFrisbee

    Have you learned nothing?

  • March 17, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Stop discussing fucking potential spoilers, you fucking asshats ...

    by Judge Briggs

  • March 17, 2012, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Asshats

    by Ricardo

    Hehe... ps. Its a forum, man.

  • March 17, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The Thing(2011) Review:

    by UltraTron

    Easily the greatest prequel/companion piece motion picture in recorded history. The Thing 2011 is a flawless experience. State-of-the-art sound design that is only to be experienced in a reference theater- not in a tin box texas shit hole. Completely worthy to be put on the shelf next to carpenter's classic. It is a movie that in no way detracts from the original and actually enhances it. That means it must be awesome. It's better than John Carter by about a gazillion. I mention it here because Prometheus is actually competing in the same territory. Prometheus has to be as good as the Thing(2011) for it to succeed. It doesn't have to be better. Audiences decided collectively not to give the thing their money thinking it was more remake shit. Audiences sent a clear message that they hadn't the slightest idea what the thing was since it's not a remake. Audiences missed seeing what the thing looks like in it's original form. One of the lines is- we found a fucking alien! Cheers!!! Just one of the best produced sci/fi monster movies ever made. So the producers of Prometheus are trying to avoid associations with the alien/predator franchise so that people think this isn't a prequel to something known? I mean I'm really lost when it comes to prometheus because this has never happened before. It's like selling me a starwars movie with storm troopers and the millennium falcon in the trailer but no r2d2 or darth and no starwars in the title.

  • March 17, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Perhaps Ridley can shed some more light on this today

    by UltraTron

  • March 17, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I lost track of how many "Holy Shit!

    by Yelsaeb

  • March 17, 2012, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Ah, dammit.

    by Yelsaeb

    Let me try that again. I lost track of how many "Holy Shit!" moments there were. this thing just looks so amazing. There better be an R-rating, though. I'm sure it will be just fine without one, but it will lose a little Alien cred if it's PG-13. And I doubt kids will want to see this anyway.

  • March 17, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    fucking hells yeah!

    by Carven

    EVERY time I see any media surrounding this movie I get PUMPED! It's soooooo damn good to have Ridley Scott back in Sci-Fi!!!!!

  • March 17, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I know the Studio really wants PG-13 to protect their investment...

    by conspiracy

    ...bit I have to agree, after seeing some of those images, and knowing Scott...I don't see how they are gonna do it. PG-13 or R...either way my ass is there opening day.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    LOOKS LIKE SHIT TO ME.

    by KilliK

    relax.i am joking.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:15 a.m. CST

    It's gonna turn out just like Leviathon.

    by UltraTron

    People get sick and start festering and getting all gross. But no decent monster

  • It seems clearer and clearer that the jockey isn't an actual creature, but rather a shell/suit that enfolds whomever sits in the chair. The trailer clearly shows the "suit" wrapping around someone, who's likely the same person that we saw in the prior distance shot of a bald man near the chair. Some speculate that he's an "engineer" but I have the sinking feeling that he's one of the crew members. I really wish, if true, that they'd kept the SJ as an alien species and not explained him/it away by turning it into a suit for a human.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Every time Prometheus news is posted here

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    it makes everything else on the front page irrelevant.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED

    by AlienFanatic

    While I believe that it'll probably get a PG-13 rating, the MPAA has NOT (NOT!) rated the film yet. Personally, for movies with different director's cuts, I'd like to see studios begin to release both the PG-13 and R-Rated version of the movie in theaters at the same time. Yes, I know, kids would buy the PG-13 ticket and sneak into the R, but honestly who cares? There's an age-old tradition of kids sneaking into movies they shouldn't. It's a rite of passage and, even as a parent, I think it's part of the fun of cinema. It'd be so awesome to see a studio take this risk so that the director's "hard" version was available at the same time as the studio's "we need to make more money" cut.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Oh Shit! That was tight!!!

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • March 17, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Ultratron, are you shitting me about The Thing (2011)?

    by AlienFanatic

    Seriously? Did we watch the same film? Do I need to imbibe an illegal substance to enjoy it the way you did? The film was passable at best and added NOTHING to Carpenter's film. They eschewed suspense to get right into the killing. I felt nothing for the characters, nothing for the female protagonist (the next Ripley? HAH!), and the only effect that impressed me was when they encountered it under the house early in the film, which seemed to be part practical and part CG. Hell, even the attempt to tie the two films together at the end flopped because it was clear that the guy shooting at the dog in the first film couldn't speak a word of English while the guy in the "prequel" was fluent. My god, if you're placing the bar for Promethus at the level of The Thing (2011), Ridley need only step slightly above a normal walk to clear it. (Can some one tell me...was I just trolled? It's so hard to tell when someone seems as earnest ad Ultratron.)

  • March 17, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    @alienfanatic

    by time2323

    I think you are right about the SJ being one of the crew. It also fits with the myth of prometheus that who ever is responsible for stealing the tech from the engineers would be "bound to a rock" for eternity so to speak. And I think it's David. Again, Prometheus was a titan correct? Neither man nor God.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO THE SPACE JOCKEY?!?!

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

    It's chest is bulging but it looks like it's bones are rubbery?

  • March 17, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    JUST SAW...OMFG!!! WAS RIDLEY LYING?

    by Ingvar Claesson

    At 0.56...Good Heavens, isn't that a classic xenomorph head ("dolphin skull") at the left side of the image? It sure looks like one.. If so, I'd have run quickly if it had been me standing there. But then again, how could I/he/she know? And Ridley claims that there will be no classic dolphin/dickheads in this film. Was he lying deliberately or is this some other critter?

  • March 17, 2012, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Aaaaaaaargh!

    by PhxMonsterGuy

    I just pee'd a little and cum at the same time. More and more excited about this with every new shot. Pretty sure Ridley Scott is going to make us all his bitches with Prometheus. Finally, seems like it has been so long since we've seen a very serious hard science fiction film of this quality and scope. Have to wonder a bit what he could have done with John Carter and $250M+.....

  • March 17, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    LOST

    by angelopoulos

    I'm thinking that we are going to learn that LOST is the prequel to the alien movies, and that the space jockeys are in fact, smoke monsters.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Some people need to get laid round here

    by apersonofinterest

    Jeezus, all this talk of hard cocks and getting fucked by a movie...it's a movie fer chrissakes. It's not going to fuck you. Take a fleshlight to the movie and get yer pee wee on if you must.

  • March 17, 2012, 11:57 a.m. CST

    @apersonofinterest

    by angelopoulos

    LOL

  • March 17, 2012, 11:58 a.m. CST

    AND THIS MOVIE LOOKS AWESOME

    by apersonofinterest

    George Lucas is so overrated compared to Ridley Scott, who consistently delivers quality entertainment. You will not see a Jar Jar in Promethius.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Does anyone else believe..

    by krylite

    by 2080 as it's said the movie takes place, they would already have pretty much the technology show in the first Alien and Aliens when it's supposed to be like 2700 or something. Ridley did a far better guess at a timeline then. By 2080 now, we're supposed to have androids, hypersleep/hyperspace ships, artificial gravity etc. So now we're supposed to believe the Weyland "Company" covered up the Prometheus fiasco, whatever, and then the Nostromo gets diverted to LV-486 when the last signal finally reaches Earth space after hundreds of more years. Well going by Blade Runner timeline we should already have massive skyscrapers around the whole socal area already and flying police cars and off-world colonies.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    rometheus: Live chat with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender

    by KilliK

    In replay: http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/prometheus/

  • March 17, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    apersonofinterest, this movie is going to rip off your pants in the title series and then proceed to ram your unlubed anus remorselessly for 2hours - and then when its good and ready its going to skullfuck you with a double dildo - one for each eye socket. As the climax cums you'll be left with more than popcorn crumbs down your shirt.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    the jockey is totally a humanoid getting fitted into the chair. face it.

    by zom-bot.com

    we've all seen the pic of the big humanoid standing by the empty chair..the empty chair that even has the jockey-face-helmet flipped up, ready to attach to whatever sits in the chair. the famous jockey skull is just a helmet and breathing apparatus, the ribs are buckling/fitting to the wearer in the chair, as will more parts i'm sure. yes the ribs were burst out in ALIEN, where is an acidic little chestburster going to go when it gets out of the body inside? it'll continue to burrow out. the biomechanics appear to be flexible when alive, fossilized and solid when inanimate. it may not be the thing we all wanted to see (a new alien race), but i want to see where it goes. i think the mystery of what created the jockey tech and ships etc will still be open. the jockey as we knew it from alien is just a mutated human/android wearing a suit from this mysterious alien-god species..... maybe because the tech itself is the species.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    This movie is going to be PG-13...Scott and studio have already stated this

    by Billy_D_Williams

    they will shoot for a PG-13...if it gets rated R, they will keep trimming until they get a PG-13, this has already been confirmed months ago. But I'm sure Ridley will release an unrated Blu-ray/dvd

  • March 17, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    00:56 is not the alien head- it's a jockey skull/helmet being scanned

    by zom-bot.com

    you can breath now.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    grandmasterofallthingserotic

    by Billy_D_Williams

    no, that's a space jockey head.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    This one is going to be a heart-breaker for a lot of people.

    by hank henshaw

    lower your expectations everyone. Don't set up yourselves to be disappointed by this.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:33 p.m. CST

    one thing i want to know-

    by zom-bot.com

    what good are those smokestack-spines on both sides on a xenomorph's back? another thought- could the classic skull-in-dome xeno as we know it, be the result of the biomechanical infection actually merging/mutating a humanoid with their spacesuit? skull in bubble, makes sense to me.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    apersonofinterest: agreed about GL

    by krylite

    Lucas knew he could never direct a drama worthy scene that didn't look like a junior high skit. SW had Marcia and the other editor. Guiness, Ford, Fisher and even Hamill carried a lot of the scenes. then Empire was Kerhner. It's most telling in the TPM comment "They don't realize SW is for kids". Because he gave up and focused on the toddler and marketing audience since ROTJ. Flash Gordon and LOTR(books), heavy influences of the ANH script was not just for the toddler audience. Once Lucas had The Hidden Fortress , nazi/ww ii flying fortress guns movie, political commentary references and imitations all used up he had not much else of cinema substance left to bring to the movie screen. Sure he has great ideas, general story outlines, but leave the scripting and directing to the real pros.

  • People need to manage their expectations. Ridley aint all that. This film could be great but it wont be. Avoid disappointment by calming the fuck down.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Thing (2011)

    by Tracy Tobias

    That was NOT a bad movie! Was it as good as the 1982 version? No, of course not. But it was worth seeing and the ending made it worth it! I loved the parts on the alien ship... Now, having said that, Prometheus will OWN that. There will be no comparison between Prometheus and Thing (2011)...and I almost have to laugh at the thought of comparing the two... Still, I know this site gave Thing 2011 a horrible review here and I skipped seeing it in the theater because of that review. Decided to buy the blu ray, watched it and was really surprised at how good it was...

  • March 17, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    ONE LAST TIME RE: THE RATING

    by Jon Bovi

  • I'm not against PG-13 movies per se, but some type of movies shouldn't be PG-13. It's like if Disney released an animated princess movie rated R, some shit is just wrong.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Billy D

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Nope, Scott said he was shooting R and then editing. It would be easier to edit an R rated film then trim and redo some aspects for the PG-13. He also stated he and Rothman would "decide" which version to release as there would be an R and a PG-13. Now "decided" might mean 99% of the choice is Rothmans and he will always want a 13 to get the biggest audience. One thing thatRidley Scott and his brother signed was a $1billion dollar production deal many yaers ago with fox, so they do have some clout though. Regardless there is no rating. I doubt a rating will be decided yet as there may well be effects and sound dub still going on. An unfinnished film cannot be rated.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Has the UK release been pushed forward to 1 June 2012

    by ihatetalkbacks

    It says that on the Yahoo UK link above...

  • March 17, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    One last time on THE RATING...

    by Jon Bovi

    THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED. It fucking says so right at the end of the trailer. See it? It's right there. Chances are this will be PG-13, which means you'll just have to: A) not watch Prometheus at all because it obviously looks like shit already and that soft rating will do nothing but just drag it down further, or B) wait for the eventual blu-ray release to see the R-rated version that Ridley & co shot. So incredibly tired of this stupid comment being continuously brought up, esp by film geeks who should know better. Use your eyes and your fucking heads and move on... Oh yeah, THIS LOOKS FUCKING AMAZEBALLS!!! Luv luv luv the design of the Prometheus itself (those inverted engines during landing look badass) and everything else in the trailer, looks tense, scary and with more than enough action. Oh, and space jockeys are in there too. EPIC.

  • And graphic sex. So I'm not too worried about it.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Zombot

    by ihatetalkbacks

    There was no actual story element that required the spines. It was all Gigers idea to break the silhuette of the actor in the suit. When he did the designs for Alien3 he was more confident with what he had and requested they be removed. Amalgamated dynamics were under no obligation to do so but Woodruff I think had decided to remove them a few days earlier anyway. Has Giger been directly involved in this film. There were roumours

  • March 17, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Looks amazing but I wish I didn't just watch that.

    by I Hope You Die

    It added nothing to my anticipation but showed a bunch of stuff I'd rather see in the context of the movie. I have no self-control.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Also one thing to notice...SPOILER!

    by Billy_D_Williams

    SPOILER! . . . . . . . . . . Is that the space jockey's structure/texture is very similar to that of the xenomorph... as I said, a friend of mine saw the rough cut, so I am giving you hints here...

  • March 17, 2012, 12:52 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks

    by Billy_D_Williams

    I didn't say Scott was shooting a PG-13...I said the studio is going to try and get a PG-13 right off the bat and keep trimming until they do.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Billy D

    by ihatetalkbacks

    So why the ambiguouse comment about the PG13 with it "already being said that it was PG13" - by who I dont know... but your friend seemingly not saying it... what did he see. True bloody R rated horror or action paced PG13?

  • March 17, 2012, 12:57 p.m. CST

    "shoot for" = try and get from the MPAA, not literally shoot as in FILM

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 17, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks, it's not ambiguous

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Christ man, I said the studio and Scott are shooting for, as in "trying to get" a PG-13 with the MPAA and will keep trimming until they do. I think you misinterpreted my words.

  • March 17, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Shut Up About the Stoopid Rating!!

    by Tracy Tobias

    Look you maroons -- I just saw a movie I had been looking forward to turned into a FUCKING COMEDY (Dark Shadows) so shut the hell up about the rating of Prometheus!!! If it's PG-13, it's PG-13 --- at least Ridley Scott hasn't made this movie making us think it's going to be serious only to release a COMEDY!!! So, what I'm saying is -- count your BLESSINGS!! This movie is going to OWN everything else on in the theaters this summer so if it's PG-13, R, or G...makes no difference to me!! The movie looks FANTASTIC!!! So quit yer bitching!!

  • March 17, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    And my friend didn't comment much on the "gore" and violence...

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 17, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Er... you typed...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    This movie is going to be PG-13...Scott and studio have already stated this... they will shoot for a PG-13

  • The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, and the Hobbit alone guarantee that!!! Can't wait! Plus, the flippin weather is so nice and it's only March, if this is the last year of Earth's existence, then what a year to go out on, LOL!!!

  • March 17, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    June 1st in the UK!!

    by syn_flood

    First we get Avengers a week earlier than the US, now this! More than makes up for the 3 month wait we endured for Super-8 last year!

  • March 17, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    hahahaha Just saw your reply...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    look at how people would raed that though... and why not ask your "friend" about the gore. You could clear it all up

  • March 17, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    ihatetalkbacks

    by Billy_D_Williams

    YES, the studio and Ridley have stated their intentions are for PG-13!!! Scott stated he made the movie HE WANTED TO MAKE, whatever the rating may be...but they are after a PG-13 even if they have to make some trims if it's too intense...I can't make it any clearer than that!

  • March 17, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Show me otherwise, happy for any info...

    by ihatetalkbacks

    Eric Vespe (aka. Quint) from Ain't It Cool News just tweeted: "Prometheus is being shot for a PG-13 cut and an R-rated cut. Final decision will be made by Scott and Rothman after watching both" from: http://www.alienprequelnews.com/2011/07/sdcc-2011-prometheus-being-edited-for.html

  • March 17, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    If anybody wants to know the plot of this movie, just say so...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    and I will wrap it in Spoiler tags...if I get enough responses I will spill the beans of what my friend told me...

  • March 17, 2012, 1:14 p.m. CST

    In Space, no one can hear you MEH

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Looks like a trainwreck of Avengers and Dark Knight porportions.... Just kidding, man this is looking like a good Summer.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    billy_d_williams

    by The Dum Guy

    If you really know, then just tell us. The TBs are where you go to find out how a movie ends as soon as possible. That being said, most people aren't going to believe you anyway, so I'll spoil the ending of the Dark Knight Rises (which Nolan screened the other day for WB's higher ups). After the movie ends, we get to see the credits........ and Bruce Wayne dies (or does he?).

  • March 17, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The rating...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    "The biggest disappointment out of the panel is that the film is apparently PG-13 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 shit out of you." -from Bloody Disgusting's website... There were some other articles, but I can't track them down. The studio is after a PG-13, there is no other reason for Scott to make two versions. If anyone honestly believes a studio will have a director make two different cuts and then NOT go with the lower rating, because it means more box office, is kidding themselves...the R rated cut is for the inevitable unrated dvds and blu-rays, more marketing hook to make even MORE money..."look guys, you didn't get an R rating in theaters, but here it is!" These are all merely marketing tricks they play on the public's gullible mind.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Come on Billy D...really? Post the supposed spoilers

    by ajt2111

    Also was the plot summary from bagofdonuts or whatever correct? Assuming you aren't totally full of shit

  • and yes, no one will believe me because it's the internet. i dont care either way.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Seem a bit arbitrary Billy D

    by ajt2111

    Considering your on a site that gladly eats up everything related to this movie and begs for more. Come on dude, just come out with it.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Wow looks amazing ! - playmo.tv is the shit

    by Bjarni

  • March 17, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Charlize Theron is my girlfriend, and she told me ...

    by berserkrl

    that Scott has worked out a deal with Lucasfilm so that the alien baddie in PROMETHEUS will be Jar Jar Binks. In fact, Scott is so keen on the idea that he's going to go back and digitally insert Jar Jar instead of the xenomorph in the first ALIEN movie as well. Jar Jar will destroy the crew through clumsiness rather than malicious intent; and instead of being blown out the airlock by Ripley at the end, he will accidentally blow her out the airlock instead. It will be called ALIEN: THE BOMBAD CUT, and from now on it will be the only version available. He has something similar in mind for BLADE RUNNER -- the narration is back, but this time it will be Jar Jar instead of Harrison Ford. Fact!

  • March 17, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    genreman: thank you. See?! Somebody else saw it.

    by UltraTron

    It's good. Really good if you really think about it. The music all the way through to the end credits is great. Production design and alien ship is all right on. The effects were great I don't know what I'm supposed to bitch about with this movie. The projector was a bit dark so maybe I'm not seeing the jarring effects inconsistencies some of you might be perceiving. All looked thingalicious to me. It's even got the origin of the 2 face thing. The shot of all the possible things standing around and talking about how she's clever and in charge now- is righteous! Nope there's nothing to complain about- you'll appreciate it more in the future when you've seen everything and are even more bored with life and you'll realize how well this was handled. It was made by Norwegian nerds who have been dreaming of making it since the first movie. They did not fail. We failed them. Prometheus will hopefully blow it away in the same way Alien is more epic than than Thing 82. Well that's just not so cut and dry a statement is it. Both are so fucking classic. The new thing shows the ship in detail and it fits right in with the alien and predator universe. You could easily see a bar in the galaxy with things, aliens and predators sitting around. In fact the reason the Thing's had such a harsh evolution and had to evolve to be able to mimick and hide inside their enemies is because they were fighting the predators so much. They probably used genetic science to reach that ability and speed up that trait. Science derived from the space jockeys

  • In space no one can hear you rant.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:47 p.m. CST

    spill it Billy. spill it.

    by zom-bot.com

    i'm a fan, and i want to hear it. I may not believe you, in fact, i may not like what i hear- or i could. either way, i want to hear ANY tidbits more rumor or spoilers about the movie....i'm a big boy and can draw my own conclusions. i also want to make sure you aren't pulling our legs, and don't want to give you much time to fabricate something ;)

  • March 17, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    ultratron

    by The Dum Guy

    I thought The pre-Thing was an un-needed, but overall allright movie. From what I understand, the ending with CGI Thing at the end was similar to what Carpenter wanted to do with the end of his film, but due to the constraints of stop-motion he was unable. It does match up perfectly as a story to the better film, which is what I did, I watched The Thing, then went home to watch The Thing.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I know a bloke who knows a bloke who knows a bloke

    by KilliK

    who says that the movie is going to be PG13 and it is not what most you are expecting to be.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Now everybody wants to be ajit

    by ajit maholtra

    Ajit everywhere.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:54 p.m. CST

    billy_d

    by syn_flood

    Assuming you are not full of shit, please refrain from posting whatever it is that you know. You might post it in spoiler tags here, but the utter fucking retards who frequent this site are guaranteed to ruin the film for everyone else as soon as they find anything out.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Regarding the "prequel" thing...

    by Winston Smith

    I think it's pretty clear what's going on. Ridley doesn't want to call it a prequel because it's much bigger in scope than the Alien series. However, it is a literal story prequel to Alien, it's just Ridley and the marketing doesn't want this to be seen as another entry in the Alien series, it's meant to be something much bigger. I think they're succeeding. I really cannot wait for this.

  • March 17, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Everyone that

    by UltraTron

    says the thing prequel was un-needed doesn't understand that it was made by Norweigian obsessed nerds who had always dreamed about making it since their country was mentioned in the original classic. They apparently wanted and needed it.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Helloooooooo halfbreedqueen

    by ajit maholtra

    I am ajit. From where are you?

  • March 17, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    AJT are my initials cockbag, I'm not jocking your fucking name

    by ajt2111

    Just saying

  • March 17, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    syn_flood....

    by Billy_D_Williams

    yes, that is the reason im hesitating, because i know this site and know the asshats who will spoil it for those who don't want to know. that's why i said if i get enough demand i will do it...but now i will merely consider it, because from what i know, you really do not want this to be spoiled if you can help it...it's best to go in..."pure"...i dont want to hype this movie to death, but if the world ends on Dec 21, 2012, it will have been worth it just for Prometheus...ill let that sink in for a minute. people really have no idea what they're in store for. you're going to be happy as a pig in shit, honestly. this is that rare big budget studio film that is completely unique.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    okay ajt. Then I am sorry

    by ajit maholtra

    From where are you?

  • March 17, 2012, 2:14 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    billy, I have a suggestion. Why don't you pick some old thread on aint it cool news. A long dead thread. Then post the synopsis / plot of PROMETHEUS there. You'll get a date stamp on your post and then once the films been released you can reveal in which old thread you made your pronouncement and we can see if you're truthful or full of shit! But if you do *genuinely* know - then pls dont post the spoiler here. That would be a total cunt move.

  • Sorry I called you a cockbag btw. But it's the AICN talkbacks, cockbag is par for the course :p

  • March 17, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    ugh

    by gotilk

    I had a whole angry rant ready for you, but I've decided not to waste as much energy on your type anymore. Sorry you have only one eye.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    ultratron, wants and needs are not the same thing...

    by The Dum Guy

    We didn't need to know that everyone died at the Swedish base (Norwegian. Whatever!). I'm not saying it was a horrible movie, but it didn't reveal anything new that had to be known. SPOILER: All we know from it is that some young woman either froze to death after frying a thing or she is a thing.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:19 p.m. CST

    BILLY D WILLIAMS!! SPILL THEM BEANS!!!!!!!!!

    by I am the Terminator

    FUCK!!

  • March 17, 2012, 2:22 p.m. CST

    James Cameron... Ridley Scott on Line One!

    by DougMcKenzie

    He only wants to leave a message.... "Fuck You".

  • March 17, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    what worries me about Billy_D's proclamation...

    by SK229

    Is that I've always known him to be a voice of reason in the TB's. Maybe I've missed something, but from what I've always seen in his taste in movies, logic, etc., the fact that he's even saying that has my mind racing. It's a good thing my wife has our first baby on the way (due a month before Prometheus comes out), because I probably will never be able to have children again once this movie blows my balls off.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:26 p.m. CST

    sk229

    by ajit maholtra

    If this movie is going to blow your balls off, then you probably shouldnt watch this movie. That sounds very painful and weird.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    ajt2111

    by ajit maholtra

    Its ok. I get called worser names everyday.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:41 p.m. CST

    intense_buttsecks, aren't you in the wrong talkback?

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • :-(

  • March 17, 2012, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Shane is dead?

    by The Dum Guy

    Really? I only watched the first few episodes this season, thanks for spoiling it for me *sarcasm*.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Re: ajit

    by SK229

    Yes, it seems it would be. But I'm guessing it will be worth it.

  • March 17, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Billy_d

    by F1rst

    May I suggest that once the full trailer is out, and there's a whole new thread on Prometheus, you spill the beans in this talkback. Everyone else will be on the new talkback anyway and this one will be forgotten about.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    re: [The Thing '11] It's even got the origin of the 2 face thing."

    by buggerbugger

    And how utterly banal it was. Hey, how'd that thing get two faces? Oh, the thing just pressed its face up against someone like they were two bits of velcro. Shite. The thing doesn't copy people now, it absorbs them like the fuckin' blob.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    ajt2111 - may I use the insult "cockbag" please?

    by ChickenStu

  • March 17, 2012, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Ultratron

    by Tracy Tobias

    Amen, brother!! I don't understand why people expected Thing 11 to be exactly like John Carpenter's version. For one thing, all the suspense in that was THAT crew's way of dealing with The Thing. The Norwegians dealt with it differently...PLUS...the Thing was NEW to EARTH in the prequel. It also had to adapt to encountering humans. I really don't understand all the hate regarding the film. Cowboys and Aliens...now THAT was lame!

  • March 17, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    never knew the Thing needed an origin to have 2 faces

    by zom-bot.com

    it can have whatever the fuck it wants, dogs faces, people faces......but i do believe it does have to absorb (or merely touch/enter) a host to even copy them. as evidenced in carpenter's version, there are sometimes no bodies left left behind to find, and none found, so it's assumed the thing ate/absorbed them. other times, it's obvious that merely touching someone was enough to slowly infect them into being a thing themselves- so that the Thing can be several places at once.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Cockbag it up my friend.

    by ajt2111

    Cockbag it up.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    One thing about the Thing I'm not sure of is...

    by The Dum Guy

    On what level can it infect/takeover another lifeform? If a Thing sneezed in a crowded theater, would the mist (microbes) be enough to infect a whole group of patrons? I say we need a sequel in order to answer this (and make it PG-13).

  • March 17, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    NEW PROMETHEUS VIRAL

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qakkekmp12U this one for David...it's short but really cool

  • March 17, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    The David 8 model makes the David 7 look like...

    by The Dum Guy

  • March 17, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Disregard above....

    by The Dum Guy

    I was going to say it looks like he (David 8) is made out of a couple of Twinkys.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Guys....I fully expect to leave the theater....

    by Flyswatta

    having seen a film with no reference whatsoever to the "xenomorph". We're not going to see or know how the xenomorph came to be, etc. This is a self contained story. It will be in the sequel(s) to be sure...

  • what the fuck happened with the fact that both Ash and Bishop were models manufactured by the HYPERDYNE SYSTEMS? what the fuck is going on here? is Ridley Scott starting to ignore the canon that Aliens established? will he explain what is the connection between Hyperdyne and Wayne Industries? (maybe the one is daughter company to the other?) Is David an entirely different brand? Jesus,what's next? people transforming into eggs which belong into an entire different species and not a queen which lays those eggs? OH WAIT.

  • March 17, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    flyswatta...dont be so presumptuous

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 17, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Predator fuzzy bit

    by krylite

    That one second of the predator haze blurry view of figure running away. Not only did it remind me of Predator running away, it reminded me of the end of the Dark Knight where Batman is running away between the box cars!

  • March 17, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    BTW Billy, your avatar looks like you are taking

    by Vindibudd

    the horse doggy style.

  • than life itself. Just totally awesome... elegant, moody, a sense of foreboding, with a pure scifi look/feel to it. And the music behind it (whatever it is) fits perfectly. I don't know what's in the rest of this trailer because the quality is so crappy I stopped watching. (Waiting for the full trailer.)

  • March 17, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    STARSHIP TROOPERS INVASION TRAILER RELEASED

    by KilliK

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObDxkBtBHso&feature=player_embedded

  • March 17, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Please be rated R.

    by SebastianHaff

    Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R. <br><p> Please be rated R.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:23 p.m. CST

    the biggest spoiler would be...

    by The Dum Guy

    If Bruce Willis is really dead the whole time and he's a ghost.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Scott already said "I have a responsibility to my studio" re PG-13

    by Dursman2000

    Clear as day on the Deadlinehollywood interview last year: "Regarding rumored PG-13 rating, Scott says “I’ve got a responsibility to my studio, but I always want to have it both ways.” He’ll make the final decision with Tom Rothman when they screen the final film. Confirms the naked push-ups are in there. http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/2011-comic-con-prometheus-unwound/

  • Instead people throwing their own stuff out there. That definitely reads like the real thing to me -- and it's kind of lame, to be honest.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Not a prequel my ass!

    by WeylandYutani

    but I must say it looks pretty damn good though. Sometimes a solid narrative is Scott's Achilles heel... my hope is this has great characters and an even better, mind bending, story.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Οh come on now,ofc the movie is going to be PG13.

    by KilliK

    it was pretty clear from teh start. so dont have high hopes about its r-rating,that way you will be disappointed less.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The thing did the Velcro 2 face thing same way it absorbed

    by UltraTron

    when Wilfred Brimley did the face absorb/stretch on the guy that looked like the guy from soap. I'm pretty sure most of the negative thoughts about the new thing come from people who don't fucking THINK things through. Now if you want to talk about things in the new movie that aren't fully explained here is a list: Why did the thing crash on earth? Clearly the ship fires right back up after 100,000 years. Did he just land to step out for a piss and then freeze? What happens to friggin cute as a button Mary Elisabeth Winstead? Why no hulk in the sequel? Hulk is great character.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Killik you're a troll.

    by Franck

    First time I read a hating comment complaining about "too much action" after watching a less than 2mn trailer. You sound like LisaB, and just like her you seem to erratically post any bullshit that comes through your restricted mind in desperate need of attention. why don't you grab another drink and stop hating.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    flynn-lives:

    by UltraTron

    My moniker is derived from Robotron 2084 which was released in 1982 much like your Flynn. We manufacture those by the way.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    ultratron, Why did the thing crash on earth?

    by The Dum Guy

    per imdb: The film's final act is played out differently. As Kate wakes up in the interior of the ship, she starts to walk until getting lost, finding several alien corpses, some of them burned, half transformed, others just torn into pieces. Eventually, she gets in the Pilot's Chamber. In director Matthijs van Heijningen's own words: "Kate walks in this room and sees a dead pilot hanging. He was the last pilot alive and Kate sees that he killed himself because his air pipe was cut (basically Colin in space). The back story was that this Alien pilot race collected specimens from different planets. The Thing was one of them. It broke free and killed all the alien species in the pod room. The pilot kills himself and crashes the ship on purpose, hoping that it would kill the Thing. Of course it doesn't, it climbs out and freezes himself. So back to Kate. She sees the dead pilot, and Sander has taken the form of the pilot (he has the genetics because of his spaceship slaughter fest 100.000 years before). Sander corners Kate, who pulls her last grenade and threatens to blow them both up. That moment Carter runs in and sees what she is doing and blows up the Sander Thing just to convince Kate that he is human. (he basically has no choice because if he fries Kate with his flamethrower everybody would blow up). What you see on the pic is Pilot-Sander-Thing being burned by Carter. Studio didn't liked this (too complicated and till some degree they were right) so we had to lose the backstory and replaced the pilot with the Tetris [looking thing]. They thought that the pilot wasn't scary enough, so we created the Sander-Thing the last minute (which shows unfortunately)... Something terrible had happened in the ship. I liked that idea because it would be the Norwegian camp in space. Kate sees the pod room and one pod being broken, giving her the clues what happened. What didn't worked was that she want to find Sander and stop the ship from taking off and still solve the mystery in the ship. These two energies were in conflict."

  • March 17, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Ultratron

    by Franck

    Hey Ultra, I had no clue. Do you have a link to a page that provide more details?

  • March 17, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    BTW that supposedly leaked plot synopsis is fake as fuck.

    by KilliK

    It's pretty evident from the trailer that the Prometheus ship deliberately collides with the Derelict in an attempt to prevent it from taking off and traveling back to earth with those eggs in order to replace/colonize the terran life and the planet with the xenomoprhs.You can even see the two scientists running away from the Derelict while crashing on the surface of LV426. And if Dallas' comment on Alien about the mummified Jokey and that the whole derelict ship seems to have been there for millions of years,we can assume that the whole Prometheus movie happens millions years ago in the past and that a wormhole/timetravel is somehow involved.that explains and Lindelof's involvement in the script.

  • March 17, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Here's the link for the Ridley Damon Q&A and Trailer debut

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    4:15 PDT which as I type this is in 1 hour 22 minutes http://go.amctheatres.com/prometheus

  • March 17, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    @Ultratron

    by Franck

    Checked it. Liked it. "My C-64 would weep..."

  • March 17, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    @flynn-lives

    by KilliK

    shush

  • March 17, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    Spoiler review of Prometheus from the German website Dasizgoot:

    by UltraTron

    The movie opens with a shot of the predator home world. Yup. This is the same universe as those other movies. We see a space jockey type alien meeting with predators and dealing weapons to them. The space jockey then hands the predators a tank containing a face hugger. The predators accept it and seem to place an order for a larger shipment. The scene cuts to the larger shipment being delivered to the predator home world. We see the derelict spacecraft from alien cruising on route when a cargo-hold breach alarm is sounded. Then a montage of the alien cargo attacking and subduing the crew of space jockeys. This scene reminds me of the beginning of night of the creeps with the alien dropping the cargo on earth. Anyways. The derelict(not derelict yet but soon to be) craft crash lands on LV426 and sends a distress beacon. Cut to earth as Ms Yutani(last seen in alien vs predator requiem) is in a secret meeting with Mr Weyland. They clearly know much about the aliens, predators, space jockey engineers and even suspect the location of the predator home world. They decide to send the most state of the art ship they've ever designed to investigate the distress call. We all know that when this doesn't work out they just divert the nostromo from it's mission. I know some people are going to express disappointment that this is just another alien/predator film but I think it's great that they stuck to their guns and continued the mythology. This elevates the other entries in the same way avengers elevates capt America and Thor. So anyway. It is discovered that the space jockeys actually seeded life on earth and engineered humans to be the predator's slaves. Ya know? Just like we saw in alien vs predator. So there ya have it folks. Hope you didn't read this thinking I was joking. Remember I did give you a spoiler warning

  • March 17, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!!.....a rough cut of the film was shown....

    by Marlboroliteman

    Last warning...read no further major plot points revealed below, this is the real deal.... The crew of the Prometheus do not land on the planet Lv-426 of the previous films it's a totally different system of planets from where an extraterrestrial signal was detected from a deep space probe Weyland-XOC. The scientific vessel Prometheus is sent to investigate the origins of the alien signal. The ship arrives to the system after a 7 year journey and discover the signal is emanating from the third moon of a mysterious colossal planet. The ship lands on the moon and the expedition that is sent out discovers within a gigantic mountain range an entrance to a huge cavern that contains strange bio like cylinders, giant statues of alien and human like beings. Further into the cavern it begins to resemble the bowels of some sort of alien ship. Deep in the alien like interior they find a room with strange technology, the "Astronomicle Room". The android David manages to activate an astronomical map of galaxies that fill the room with holographic images of thousands of star systems. He also inadvertently activates a gigantic chair that rises up from the gear like floor. Sitting in the chair is a gigantic being...the space jockey. Totally horrified and shocked the 5 expedition members gradually realize the space jockey is not moving. They approach it and discover that it's some sort of bio mechanical suit, but there is a being inside. They open the suit and are shocked and horrified to find a drunken, terribly inebriated, verbally abusive Brian Cox!!! Then ALL HELL breaks loose!!!

  • they said Yoda was going to die by growing an egg on his chest to produce another Jedi....

  • model used for off-world shit work. They were made illegal because they mimicked humans to closely and were deemed an abomination. That's why they now use synthetics who prefer the term artificial human. So yeah. Bladerunners existed in this universe as well. This is kinda the biggest and coolest sci-fi universe now.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    The AVP movies are canon though.

    by KilliK

    fact.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Hey I tell it like it is.

    by UltraTron

    Not saying you have to like it. Make no mistake though. If you go see prometheus you will see everything I just said. Predators, warts n all. In fact this is the Dark Horse comic book universe. Both Batman and Superman have fought the alien and predators. Wayne-tech is mentioned. So there ya go. The movie is nodding to the entire Dark Horse she-bang. Gotta keep up with Marvel after-all

  • March 17, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    The space jockey chair is not the same one from Alien

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    Different contours, ribs, and grooves. You think Ridley Scott would let design inconsistencies like that get through?

  • March 17, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Ok I'll reveal who's inside the space jockey suit.

    by UltraTron

    It's a predator. Turns out the predators were the one engineering all these weapons after-all. They have 2 castes of predator. Hunter and scientist. The scientists all wear space jockey armor and make shit for the hunters. Turns out they're all female. The females are the non-hunting cerebral members of the predator race. Who the hell do you think makes their tech? You think they got time to make awesome spaceships and shit while they're busy hunting. You guys just don't think. You're gonna be so disappointed then I guess. I can hear it now. Just another fucking alien vs predator pg-13 cock on a log!

  • March 17, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    That's why we saw production art of a predator female

    by UltraTron

    wearing a shoulder cannon

  • March 17, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    That's just a sub-plot.

    by UltraTron

    The real thrust of this series is what Weyland wants to do. He's always been behind it all. You get to see the original programmer of Mother too

  • Of course, we won't. But some alternate reality got it, so fuck those guys. Still amazedly looking forward to this, though.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    ultratron is 100% full of SHIT...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    there are no predators in Prometheus. like i said, im in a position to know. just use common sense, people. =Ok I'll reveal who's inside the space jockey suit...It's a predator.= how could the predator be inside a space jockey suit when the space jockey's are clearly much larger than any predator has already been established as being? he's a troll looking for attention, ignore him. his "synopsis" reads worse than bad fan fiction.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    i have not yet gained the courage to watch the new The Thing movie.

    by AsimovLives

    something tells me the movie is just a bit off... and that in no way can be a satisfying companion to John Carpenter's original.

  • March 17, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    The trailer begins...

    by Scrawny_Beaver

    with a shot of waterfalls on an alien world, while Charlize Theron's corporate character Meredith Vickers observes in voiceover: "A king has his reign. And then he dies. It's inevitable." The starship Prometheus lands on the planet as its crew emerges from Alien-style cryogenic sleep. The crew includes archaeologists who are there to examine a number of ancient alien civilizations discovered throughout the planet. Logan Marshall-Green's character Holloway notes that, though the civilizations are separated by centuries, they all feature the same exact pictogram. His colleague and love interest, Noomi Rapace's archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw thinks something on the planets wants the humans to come find it. They find a map in one of the caves, but Shaw says it isn't a map: it's actually an invitation But as another crewmember wonders, it's an invitation from who? As they examine the catacombs of one of the lost alien civilizations, Idris Elba's starship captain Janek says they have suddenly detected a lifeform. And then, basically, all hell breaks loose. Elizabeth Shaw mournfully observes, "We were so, so wrong", and the trailer ends on a massive montage of chaos and carnage from forces still unknown. People are attacked, entire landmasses start pulling themselves apart, the starship tries to leave the planet but runs into resistance, there's a mishap in the cryo-chamber, and there are a couple brief shot of Noomi Rapace in underwear that is a clear visual shout-out to Sigourney Weaver at the end of Alien. I think there was also a very brief shot of one of the Space Jockeys. All the while, Michael Fassbender's android character David is experimenting with a strange goo that is apparently the recovered lifeform from this planet. At the very end of the trailer, he looks upon a bit of goo on the end of his finger and coldly observes, "Big things have small beginnings." Altogether, the trailer looked epic, with tons of striking imagery, big questions, and huge action set-pieces. It'll be a tall order for Prometheus to live up to all the hype, but things are looking good so far. io9.com

  • March 17, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    The space jockey suits are bio-mechanical armor designed

    by UltraTron

    and worn by the female predators to enhance their mobility. Perhaps to make them more formidable when dealing with their predator men as well. Predators don't fuck with their women because they would get bitch-slapped by a 12 foot space jockey armor assisted slap. Judging by the predators behavior they just want to hunt and party while their women run their civilization and make all their tools. The predator women are really the ones in charge.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    I had nice day today

    by ajit maholtra

    I went to gym today and did exercise to work out my muscles. So now I feel very refreshed. But only thing I dont like about the gym is that there are too many retards there. All retards with big muscles and no brains. They walk around like apes and when they lift the weights they grunt like monkeys. Sometimes they stare at me like they want to fight me because they think they are tough guys. But they are so much stupid.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    riseofophantom: dum guy was right on with the wiki entry.

    by UltraTron

    I think that pretty much explains everything. The thing is a more primitive life form and was taken aboard the ship as part of a menagerie. It seems to absorb the knowledge of it's victims since it's seen trying to start the ship and even building another ship of it's own in part 2(82 thing)

  • Especially since Ridley Scott's last PG-13 movie that should have been conceived as an R was Robin Hood, and that movie alos looked on the surface like a return to his Gladiator form, but it pretty much blew. I think this movie could be good, and I will be at the theater opening weekend, but how so many could be sure this is the second coming of sci-fi is beyond me.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:10 p.m. CST

    And then I watched a very nice porno today

    by ajit maholtra

    It was about this lady who had a really large phuddi. It was so big that two black men put their lulli in it at the same time. And these blacks, they had very large lullis. It was so funny.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    ultratron, you are the definition of Try Hard

    by reflecto

  • Why do you think fox won't touch this thing with the alien or predator name with a 10 foot pole? They are putting the emphasis anywhere else they can- the robots, human origin- anywhere but the fact that the space jockeys are actually female predators. I can't blame em. Look how much hate those alien vs predator flicks inspire just because the first one was pg13. And the second one was hard R and just a trifle in the grand scheme. But all were cannon that did not disturb the timeline and just re-inforced it.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Ridley and Lindeloff streaming live now

    by Billy_D_Williams

    http://go.amctheatres.com/prometheus

  • March 17, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    We couldn't even make it to the end of The Thing '11

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    I watched it with 3 other people and we couldn't even make it to the end. That's how laughable it was compared to the original. Bright, non-atmospheric non-horror lighting, and a Thing that acted like a rampaging, slavering monster.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Sweet holy balls, I am stoked for this one!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Regardless if the spoilers or leaked plot details are spot-on or way off the mark, this promises to be one hell of a ride!

  • March 17, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    The entire idea of AVP was a God Damned Shame....

    by Flyswatta

    Talk about unintended consequences....some film school dropout decided to put an "alien" skull on the shelf at the end of Predator 2 (or whatever it was called) and we have to suffer for the next 15 some odd years with this inane garbage. Now Ridley Scott appears to actually be trying to create something cool....and we get....further speculation about AVP. In the name of everything holy or worth a damn....sweet Christ/Allah/Buddah or whatever, PLEASE STOP!

  • March 17, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST

    So are you guys all nerds?

    by ajit maholtra

    Is that why alien movie is making your balls explode instead of pornos?

  • I'm certainly not saying the alien vs predator films were as good as- well I liked em better than alien 3. As for the school dropout that started it- that was Stan Winston.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    notenoughKyleReese didn't think it through either.

    by UltraTron

    It's a slavering freaking shit monster in the first movie tearing ass in front of everyone absorbing an entire cage of dogs and getting attacked by the whole camp from the get-go

  • Oh, and the AVP films are pieces of shit the studio is now readily wiping out of existence.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Yes phantom creep, that is a good point

    by ajit maholtra

    A lot of the pornos today are not good because all the ladies are whores and so much fake. That's why hidden camera pornos with natural ladies are nice. But sometimes natural ladies are too fat. Then it becomes gross.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Just Saw The New Full Trailer

    by Mako

    From LiveStream with Ridley Scott. WOW. You get a lot more story in this one. Looks awesome!!!

  • March 17, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    The new trailer premiered but my internet connection was acting up...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    I'm hoping it pops up on youtube soon.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    That's the movie they were making riseofophantom.

    by UltraTron

    According to the wiki the thing is an alien life form picked up off world by the saucer drivers. It breaks loose and kills the saucer drivers which causes them to crash on earth. Then the thing freezes himself because he's stranded. Since the thing is seen starting the saucer and attempting to build his own- and since the thing can talk and act like a whatever human it absorbs.. Yes. It absorbs knowledge. In a similar manner that feeding one planarian worm that knows a maze to another passes the knowledge to that worm perhaps. Hope my DNA formed enough sense to penetrate that titanium skull you're sportin.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    It just got caught with the dogs

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    It wasn't running around with over used toothy maw form in bright light so FX guys could show off their skillz, with no style or creativity to how it shows up like Carpenter Thing. In the old movie it either tried to sneakily assimilate someone or snapped off when it was detected or close to being so. In NuThing it was revealing itself so that the film could have a Cool and Intense scene every now and then. Felt way forced. And what's with them showing toothy maw form like it's its regular or default form. Did they explain that later in the movie?

  • March 17, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Trailer up!

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 17, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Trailer up!

    by Billy_D_Williams

  • March 17, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Trailer up!

    by Billy_D_Williams

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU&list=UUtoMyXF4VFY3cB8fUcn7N4A&index=1&feature=plcp

  • March 17, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    notenoughKyleReese: yes but studio interference caused them

    by UltraTron

    to never explain the things origin clearly. Oh and watch the whole movie before being all yadda yadda and going on about it

  • March 17, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    is this the new trailer?

    by The Dum Guy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjxxe4ecBaI Looks more actiony.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    In old porn, the performers looked like they were really enjoying it

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    New porn feels like a death camp where the prisoners all wear plastic smiles on their faces.

  • March 17, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    reflecto:

    by UltraTron

    No. No I'm pretty sure I've never mentioned any of this before.

  • March 17, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    I thought that was because their faces were plastered

    by UltraTron

    with dried spunk

  • March 17, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    New FULL trailer is up at

    by DJGryph

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHcHYisZFLU

  • March 17, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    billy_d_williams

    by The Dum Guy

    Not to beg, but with 2 new threads popping up for this, but you could "spill the beans" on this thread in a bit, without causing any undo spoiling.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Dried spunk can't hide the emptiness

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    A 9 inch dick can't fill the void.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    dum guy

    by Billy_D_Williams

    i've decided the risk it too great for people who dont wanna know to be spoiled. besides, u only got 2.5 months to go...TRUST ME, you will be glad you waited.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Man...that looks like a good time at the theater...

    by conspiracy

    Sir Ridley knows Sci-fi. Not for the kiddies though...no family pleasing thunder smurfs in this motherfucker thats for God Damned sure.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    billy_d_williams

    by The Dum Guy

    If that is your decision, I respect it. I could lower myself to accusing you of lying, but why bother, I don't know. I'm off to the new thread to argue the merits on why we should have gotten AvP 3 instead of this.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I just watched the trailer again...Fuck...Me.

    by conspiracy

    The visuals are just so beautiful, and unnerving... This thing is either going to be a very lovely disappointment, or one of the greatest films ever made...but I can now safely say that no matter what it will be worth my time and money.

  • March 17, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    The Thing 2011 gaping plot hole.

    by OnO

    They should spent the money and had the Alien Ship rise out of the ice. The ship gets damaged from the combat between the Thing and I guess Kate. Resulting in it crashing back into the hole it dug up freeing its self from. Now you have the iconic painting used in John Carpenter's the Thing. Plus you could show at least one of the snow cats plummeting underneath the crashed ship. I mean how did Kate drive two snow cats off, especially after she burnt one to shit? Unless she got taken slowly over due to the brief contact with the Thing after it drug her ass out of the pipe. At the very least the wrecked snow cat would have been visible to MacReady, Childs and Norris ( Which I believe was the Thing at the time) on discovering the ship. That movie pissed me off. By playing safe Hollywood keeps screwing the pooch.

  • March 17, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Aliens vs. Predator is not a bad idea in theory

    by lv_426

    Going to the South Pole (or was it the North Pole) in AvP with a team of modern day explorers was not the way to take things. Even worse was the sequel in a small town with a bunch of high school kids running away from aliens and predators. No, the problem isn't the basic concept of Aliens versus Predators, but the execution of it on film has been bungled so far. The way to go would have been to use the basic storyline in the original Dark Horse comic series where it was another space colony that was infected with aliens and then the predators come to hunt. In the future, with an Alien/Aliens vibe of being out on the frontiers of settled space, beyond the outer rim. Or, they should have used the basic idea of the Aliens vs. Predator video games, which had a three sided conflict between Aliens, Predators, and Colonial Marines. This would have been a clever way to in a sense to make a proper sequel to both Cameron's Aliens and the original Predator directed by John McTiernan. I say this because when you look at both films, they feature a well equipped military outfit going up against an alien opponent that is beyond their capabilities. Aliens vs. Predator should have been like that, with some Colonial Marines dispatched to a remote colony, with a Weyland Yutani envoy with them. They could have still brought back Lance Henriksen too, as another model of the Bishop android. It not only would have been more marketable to the casual fan or moviegoer only vaguely familiar with Aliens or Predator, but it would also have been a big deal for us die hard Aliens fans, who were screwed over with Alien Resurrection when it ended up not being the return to Aliens' military sci-fi/action/horror form that the trailers suggested.

  • March 18, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    lisab: hahahha PROMETHEUS is no John Carter hahahah they're nothing alike

    by MENTALDOMINANCE

  • March 18, 2012, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Trolling is a man's game

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    Just like women (or trannies, to be on the safe side) can't be funny, they can't troll well either.

  • March 18, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Sir Ridley is going to fuck Lisab with a FIST full of $$$$

    by conspiracy

    Prometheus Budget was <$200M...because it is fucking Sir Ridley Scott and he knows how to bring a project in on time and on or under budget. It won't have far to go to be profitable. Sir Ridley Scott is no Andrew Stanton...EVERYONE knows Alien, EVERYONE has seen Gladiator, Most films fans know about Blade Runner, Thelma and Lousie, Hannibal, Black Hawk Down, etc... Bitch/Dude...it is FUCKING RIDLEY SCOTT. This bad motherfucker was making award winning, profitable films before you traded the donkey in for the dyke. He is gonna bend you over baby and show you how a Professional gives a Sci-Fi fucking. When Ridley is done with Lisab she/he will feed at sci-fi love tap of every fucking fanboy who will allow her...

  • March 18, 2012, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Your own pussy does JOHN CARTER box-office lisab

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    Clearly nobody is interested in being anywhere near you or your bathing suit area. The proof for this FACT!!! is that you are STILL right here harping on the SAME tired schtick, all because no one in the real world gives a fuck about you or the veritable shit fountain that sprays intermittently from the hole at the center of your pendulous turkey neck. And like AICN, do you also try to bombard guys/girls/anything-with-a-pulse with lame exaggerations and assurances about how sweet and warm your rotten snatch really is, in some sort of half-assed attempt to sway them into your bed? I'm willing to bet that these hypothetical dudes/victims would actually become quite nauseous from the awful stench that most assuredly emanates from that festering sinkhole you call a vagina. Do you assume that your unfortunate quarries reluctance to take the (troll)bait is a failure on their part to take you at your word and recognize your true feminine worth...or is it all just down to really bad marketing?

  • March 18, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST

    conspiracy, lisab thinks people are stupid

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    so she probably thinks that they don't know or remember who Scott is or has done. Even when marketing sees it fit to emphasize his name in the trailers and on all the written promotional material. Yeah, they're just spending millions marketing =A Ridley Scott film= to sci-fi and film geeks and no one else. She/she-male knows better than paid professionals

  • March 18, 2012, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Oh and by the way "lisa"

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    We know you're a boy dipshit, and even if you're not, you might as well be. Everyone's noticed you feel the constant need to tell people that you're a woman because you're anonymous and yet still acting just like every other male troll, not like the "female" archetype you're so tirelessly attempting to convince people of, and therefore missing out on all the sexism you're entitled to on a board that's filled with the geek losers you claim to loathe. If someone can be a "female" by proclamation, then the term is as meaningless now as it was in your childhood when all the kids of either sex routinely denied your balloon knot that loving caress you were always begging them for.

  • March 18, 2012, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Bioware are EA's whores

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    Their best game is and always will be Baldur's Gate 2, because they didn't worry about selling to ADD retards back then, who want explosions and gay alien dating sims and can't understand complex systems or dialog choices of more than 4 words. So no surprise ME3 is a let down. All it takes to sell games anymore is to have a huge marketing budget and the reviewers in your pocket who will talk about how "cinematic" the game is and lie that it's doing something that's never been done before in the history of video games.

  • It's Sir Ridley Scott...Ridley doesn't do mindless fucking action, Ridley doesn't do small films for small people, Ridley doesn't do fucking Video Games on film...and nobody but a few kids in here thinks that. Ridley is a man who has arguably made two of the greatest sci-fi films of all time...Alien and Blade Runner. He'll give you action, he'll scare the piss out of you, but he'll also make your mind work a little... Ridley at his worst is better than most at their best...

  • March 18, 2012, 2:32 a.m. CST

    This better have machine guns shot from the hip and one liners

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    Because that's why we are all looking forward to an alien movie directed by Ridley Scott.

  • March 18, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST

    @LisaB: from watching the newest trailer

    by Franck

    You have already made so many wrong (hating) assumptions about this movie, its content, quality & box-office revenues that opening day will kick your confused gender troll arse so deep into space that you may have to change your moniker again.

  • March 18, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST

    WAIT WHAT ME3 IS A LET DOWN??

    by KilliK

    fuck me.i just ordered the collector's edition from Amazon. :/

  • thanks, i guess.

  • I liek ALIENS like everybody else inhere (movie i most saw in the theaters), but it's LIEN that for me has the more enduring appeal,the one that still stays relevant. If there are going to be companion movies to ALIEN, like PROMETHEUS seems to be, i0d like to see that the ALIEN side of the Alien saga get more proeminence, since it has been overwhelemed by ALIENS' influence on the whole saga, not just in movies but the rest of the multimedia alien franchise. i'd like to see a seperate trilogy, a seperate saga that takes direct inspiration from ALIEN, that's based on the future world as seen on ALIEN, and for once cease the dominance that ALIENS have on the franchise.

  • March 18, 2012, 6:37 a.m. CST

    @asimovlives

    by Franck

    Bom dia Asi, from what I have been reading, your three wishes might just be granted, as it seems that it is the direction that Sir Scott has taken. I would personally love that route, even adding a seventh movie that would close the saga in a symphony of knowledge via a crescendo of tell all tales providing all the explanations.

  • with Aliens' influence? Both Alien3 and Alien4 were more Alien-centric and in the videogames,Aliens was mainly more influential in the AVP titles. Aliens might be the more popular entry of the Alien franchise but that doesnt mean that it is more prominent in all the other work which followed.

  • March 18, 2012, 6:47 a.m. CST

    @killik

    by Franck

    I think Asi is referring to the Alien's point of view, their origins, civilization as a specie, not as an intruder in a human environment, which is only a detail of their history.

  • Thanks to the cryo time lag, all the continuations and sequels after ALIENS are direct continuations from ALIENS. Alien3 is a direct continuation from ALIENS (evne if the style is different), and ALIEN RESSURECTION is ALIENS lite. And let us not forget all about the comics and video games made sinc ALIENS, in which it takes all the inspiration annd visual refenrecesand bsackground references from ALIENS and ALIENS alone. So, yeah, ALIENS has overwhlemed the whole Alien saga world in all it's media presentations. I wish for a new sepearated and parala run saga where things are taken DIRECTLY from ALIEN, to see direct prquels and sequels to ALIEN, to explore that world, evne if that means not following through with Ripley's story. Basically, an Alien saga based on ALIEN but not build around the character of Ripley, which was already done. Basically, having a sort of Alien saga linked my theme and the world it happens on then any specific central character. A sort of ALIEN as an anthology saga, if you will. It would be cool if PROMETHEUS would be precursor of that. That's my wish.

  • March 18, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    What the fuck are you talking about man?

    by KilliK

    The sequels are direct continuations from Aliens? Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, McAsimov. Think! The only thing that is direct continuation between all 4 Alien movies is the Ripley character and nothing else.A2 used the remaining character of Ripley from A1,A3 started by killing all the remaining secondary characters from A2 and A4 brought Ripley back. If you argue that A2,A3,A4 are not directed connected because of the long time period that exists between the events of A1 and A2 thanks to Ripley's cryo-sleep (what a stupid argument btw),then i got news for you: Prometheus is not a direct sequel to Alien either because most of its events happen millions of years before the events of A1 thanks to wormhole time-travel. As for the influence of Aliens in the comics and the games ( i love how in this case you change your argument from Direct Continuation to Influence) is concerned,that is a mute point: These mediums took the main contributions that the Aliens movie offered to the Alien universe (alien queen,space marines,action) but all their stories happen in the same Alien universe that the original masterpiece birthed.Unless you believe that things like eggs,xenomophs,aliens,Weylan-Yutani,androids,LV426,all that was created in the Aliens movie and not in the Alien one. Ok McAsimov?

  • March 18, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    The Mythology and the Technology

    by veteran_of_mu

    In the TED talk Weyland claims that humans are the Gods now. Prometheus was a Titan who stole technology from the Gods and gave it to their creations. The humans created the androids. The basic plot of this film has to be giving the androids some technology they don't have. Compared to the technology the humans bring to the planet it is as important as the discovery of fire. The question is, what is that technology?

  • I've seen things in LV426,you people wouldn't believe.

  • March 18, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    @kilik SRS is many things ...

    by veteran_of_mu

    ... but boring ain't one of them.

  • March 18, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    @caractacuspotts wtf are you talking about?

    by KilliK

    SRS what?

  • March 18, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST

    killik

    by AsimovLives

    my point is i'm tired of how much thw whole Alien saga is influenced by Aliens. It's nice for me to see a new Alien related movie which is made in more of thye moulds of ALIEN. an di would love to see a whole plethora of Alien Saga movies that are inspired by Alien rather then aliens. Aliens for me is way too played out, i grew tired of it. The only alien saga movie i constantly revisit is ALIEN. Aliens, not so much, grew too tire dof seeingit and all it's influence everywhere, from movies to games to whatever. Familiarity breeds contempt, as they say, isn't it? You know what i mean, Burger Killik?

  • Could it all be Ridley Scott take at The Creation, God(s), Messiah(s) & Angels VS Demons, kind of sort of?

  • March 18, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Killik

    by NotEnoughBiehn

    About Mass Effect 3. There is a big controversy because A. People were let down by the ending B. People feel that the game didn't deliver on the claims that the makers made about how the choices you made throughout the series would make a big impact on the game and the finale Here's the thing: For the last 20 years, RPG makers in the west have been claiming that your choices will matter in their game, affect the story in a profound way. Mass Effect was not and has not been doing anything that hasn't been done before or been tried in the genre. Of course the people complaining don't know anything about the hobby outside their frame of reference, which is the last 5 years, Xbox, or Final Fantasy. They actually bought into all the marketing fluff. Ignorance is not their bliss this time around. The game companies share blame. They know there are tons of uninformed consumers out there and are capitalizing on that.

  • March 18, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Um ... Sir Ridley Scott ...

    by veteran_of_mu

  • March 18, 2012, 10:39 a.m. CST

    chestburster 2.05 mins

    by shane daley

    facehugger debate ? if you look there is blood splatered either side of tube.....chestburster ?

  • March 18, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    lisa is right this will be just like Leviathon.

    by UltraTron

    Just a bunch of goop and people getting all sick and gross. No decent monster. Dry for wet photography to boot. Just garbage. Peter Weller might even make a cameo

  • March 18, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    re: "The thing did the Velcro 2 face thing same way it absorbed...

    by buggerbugger

    ...when Wilfred Brimley did the face absorb/stretch on the guy that looked like the guy from soap. I'm pretty sure most of the negative thoughts about the new thing come from people who don't fucking THINK things through." Yes, we know **how** it did it, that much is obvious. What isn't so obvious is **why**? Why did it choose pressing itself up against someone rather than, say, fire out a tentacle at the guy it wanted to subsume? There's absolutely no fucking logical reason other than "there was a two-faced thing in 'The Thing' so we have to come up with the dumbest explanation for it we can think of." The two-faced thing in Carpenter's 'Thing' clearly wasn't a case of a thing pressing itself up against a second person to make them into thing number 2. It was a single, central torso with multiple faces and limbs, as if it were a replication gone wrong for some unknown reason. The two-faced thing in 'Thing 11' didn't need to merge its **entire body** with a potential host in order to make thing number 2. It could achieve the infection in a much simpler way, such as the fingers-in-cheeks trick you yourself pointed out or by firing out some handy tentacles. Why would the thing fully merge two bodies anyway? Rather than its usual objective of multiplying its chances of survival, the thing stupidly attempts to lower its chances by sitting around in the open, slowly turning **one** thing into... oh, still just one thing instead of two separate things. But who knows? Perhaps that's how fucking dumb the thing actually is? Maybe if Clark had waited another hour or two before checking on the dogs at Outpost 31, he would've found a single, huge dog sitting in the middle of an otherwise empty kennel with a guilty look on its face?

  • ...so it's assumed the thing ate/absorbed them." I think you're mistaking **absorbed** for **replaced**, zombot? The thing in Carpenter's movie infects victims and slowly replaces them from the inside out, that's why there are no bodies left. The thing replicates and spreads itself to further its survival, whereas the blob absorbs - devours - victims to make a larger, single entity. There's no absorption in Carpenter's 'Thing' that I can see. It's not eating people, it's replacing their cells with its own and making more things in the process.

  • to the old school gamers like me.In the recent years,you hear all those big talks from the videogame studios about how revolutionary their nextgen games are and how you can literally everything with their gameplay,whereas in reality they are over-promoted games which simply reuse the same old ideas from the classic ones and they never fulfill their promises about 'innovative interaction which affects the outcome of the story.' they are full of shit in other words.

  • March 18, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    @Asimov what the hell man?

    by KilliK

    Prometheus is closer to Alien than Aliens? A movie for which the director has repeatedly stated that it should not be taken as a direct prequel to the Alien movie but rather as a movie which exists in the same Alienverse? (like Aliens also does) A movie which wont have facehuggers and Aliens but a new kind of extra-terrestrial and probably hybrid-mutated monstrosities and will involve time-traveling? (at least according to the rumors) A movie which will try to explain and reveal everything about the Jokey,the Aliens,the Derelict,etc,thus negating all the cosmic mystery and horror of the original masterpiece? A movie for which even its visual style is completely different to that of the original Alien (while Aliens's visual style is almost identical?)? The only thing that makes Prometheus close to Alien is Ridley Scott,Giger's involvement and a chick running scared with her pants in a spaceship corridor.

  • March 18, 2012, 8:35 p.m. CST

    W-O-W

    by Casey4147

    Love the use of some of the unused ALIEN designs. Love that he's got enough respect for others' works and incorporated them back in - Weyland first showed up in ALIENS, ALIEN just referred to it as the Company or Corporation. I don't get the big deal about the "full circle" model hinted at in ALIEN's deleted scene vs the Queen in ALIENS. Wouldn't you need to have some warriors ready to protect the Queen before you make a Queen? I don't see where they're mutually exclusive. The first few warriors are created by conversion and then they ramp up the assembly line by making themselves a Queen. What's the problem? SO looking forward to this movie...

  • March 19, 2012, 10:22 a.m. CST

    This trailer is much better than the international one, imo.

    by frank

    It has a lot of emotional intensity to it and plays up the horror aspect, whereas the international trailer is sort of dry and makes the movie look like any number of other bland sci fi films. The ‘ancient aliens’ stuff in the international trailer reminds me disturbingly of AVP. My expectations are very high for this film, which I think is dangerous.