What happens after the end of Prometheus? By that, I don’t mean Alien, or all its many sequels and spin-offs, but… Even though Ridley Scott’s movie finally hit theaters this week, it’s possible that the story is not only not over, but isn’t even finished for this year.
If the inevitable success of Prometheus is going to do anything within the industry, it’s convince Hollywood that prequels are the way to put some new life into old franchises. We could argue that, no, the lesson should be getting talented filmmakers to think big and be ambitious, but why fight it? Here are five ideas for prequels to resurrect those other 1980s movie series that you loved.
Director Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction, and the Alien universe, with Prometheus is a technological showcase filled with awe-inspiring moments and white-knuckle scares that is, unfortunately, failed by its script.
Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof talks about a potential sequel to director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic, and answering just enough questions in the film to leave the door open for a follow-up.
When is a spoiler not a spoiler? When a spoiler for something that doesn’t actually happen in a movie or television show falls in a forest, does anyone hear it? The revelation this week that GI Joe: Retaliation was delayed in part to reshoot scenes that would change a crucial plot point in the movie – which revealed said plot point – has gotten me thinking about the nature of spoilers that aren’t quite spoilers.
Director Ridley Scott would like to bring Harrison Ford with him when he returns to the dystopian world of Blade Runner — just not in the starring role.
Director Guillermo del Toro has revealed that similarities between Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and his own passion project At the Mountains of Madness probably means we won’t see his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella for a long time — if ever.
The new international trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus showcases Charlize Theron while fleshing out the premise of the sci-fi epic. The film, which also stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba, opens June 8.
At CinemaCon in Las Vegas, 20th Century Fox showed off its summer slate, including Prometheus and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and offered world-premiere footage from Taken 2 and Life of Pi.
In a survey of moviegoers by Fandango, Marvel’s The Avengers emerged as the most-anticipated summer movie, beating out such heavy-hitting competition as The Dark Knight Rises, Men in Black 3 and Prometheus. The Joss Whedon-directed film opens May 4.
Fox has debuted a new promotional video for Prometheus featuring Michael Fassbender as the alternately comforting and unnerving android David. Director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic opens June 8.
What makes a prequel a prequel? Damon Lindelof, in explaining why he doesn’t consider Prometheus a prequel to the original Alien, comes up with a pretty good definition of the term… and one that may convince you that no-one ever needs to make another prequel ever again.