Release Date: June 8, 2012 Studio: 20th Century Fox Director: Ridley Scott Screenwriter: Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts, Ridley Scott Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Guy Pearce Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi MPAA Rating: R (for “sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language”)
A team of explorers who discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Reboot is a very popular term in entertainment these days. Whether it be films, television, or even comics, many companies are going back to the drawing board in an effort to get more people in on their stories. Dark Horse is the latest to try their hand at the reboot game, but they’re doing it with a set of characters and creators that is super exciting. Next year will see the relaunch of a line of comics based on the Aliens, Predators, AVP, and Prometheus franchises, and the catch? They’re all interconnected.
io9 dropped the first details on the new books, which will feature Aliens by Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds, Predators by Joshua Williamson, Prometheus by Paul Tobin, and Aliens vs. Predator by Chris Sebela, hit the jump to find out more!
Both Bleeding Cool and The Hollywood Reporter are saying that Dark Horse Comics is going to be releasing a Prometheus-themed series. Similar to what Dark Horse has been doing with the Alien series, the company is going to create some spin-off story based on Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi film.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was released last year on June 8 and 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions are already moving forward with the currently Untitled Prometheus Sequel – which may as well be called Prometheus 2 until something better comes along – as they’ve hired Trancendence Jack Paglen to write the screenplay, according to The Wrap.
As some of you may already know, Trancendence is the directorial debut by Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, a sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman, so it’s quite an impressive follow-up for the relative newcomer Paglen.
That divisive movie of 2012 that insists on permeating cinephile blogs – Prometheus – isn’t prepared to go away just yet.
No doubt you have your thoughts on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel and no doubt your friends, family, and hell, family pet, have their own opinion on Prometheus, too. But what did Quentin Tarantino, king cinephile, himself think?
The Django Unchained director hit Craig Ferguson and expressed his opinion. Perhaps his thoughts will make you feel better about your own…or perhaps can simply stand steadfast by your own opinion and not give a crap about what Tarantino thinks. Regardless, head inside for more.
Today, our “best of 2012″ turns to Jeff Allard. Jeff has been writing for us for quite a while and I respect his work, moreover, his opinion. If you’ve been following our year-end lists this week, you might have noticed a pattern in our selections. Well, Jeff is here to break things up. We’ll begin with his “honorable mentions.” Head inside for his “top 5.” - Ryan Turek, Managing Editor
Honorable Mentions: Shark fans should give Bait a look as it’s one of the best examples of the shark sub-genre; The Collection was the gnarliest slasher pic of the year; Tim Burton made one of his best recent films with Frankenweenie, a true love letter to Monster Kids; and although it probably would’ve worked better as an installment of an anthology show as the story felt padded out to feature length, Sinister nonetheless achieved some of the year’s best scares.
There was a report in early August that Ridley Scott and Fox were beginning to look at their creative options for a sequel to Prometheus and looking to new writers to tackle the follow-up. Still, if you needed further confirmation that Damon Lindelof (who did a rewrite of Jon Spaihts’ Prometheus script) isn’t returning to script the next film, Collider spoke to the man himself and got him to comment on the record why he won’t be back.
Prometheus continues to fascinate the pop culture community. In the wake of its release, cinephiles have been scrutinizing deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes tales, perhaps in an effort to find answers for the big question: “What went wrong?” And in their quest for the truth, many were curious to read the original script before writer Damon Lindelof (Lost) got his hands on it.
Lindelof has taken a lot of the blame for Prometheus’ glaring problems, and while I certainly believe that, I always wondered how much responsibility Jon Spaihts should shoulder. He’s the writer of the original script. And let’s not forget, he scripted The Darkest Hour as well. Not exactly top-notch sci-fi.
For those who wondered what Spaights had in mind for Prometheus can now dig into his draft of the script which was called Alien: Engineers.