In the latest featurette on Prometheus, director Ridley Scott says at the end how the design of the ship is planned to “get your attention”. On man has he got our attention all-right, and with less than 48 hours to go until the midnight screenings of Prometheus happen this Thursday, I doubt fans can be anymore excited. Sadly, due to having to work, I will not get to see Prometheus until midday this Saturday, but thankfully I will be seeing it in 3D in my local cinemas biggest and loudest screen, and I have goose bumps just thinking about it! My review will then be up sometime Saturday night.
As for the latest featurette, it concentrates on the Prometheus itself, the ship the crew use in their “search for mankind’s beginning” and what a ship it is. The design and attention to detail is nothing short of staggering, it really really looks quite amazing. Arthur Max, who designed the ship, has his chance to speak, while the cast compliment his efforts, and Scott himself has his say in the reasoning’s behind the way the ship looks. It all looks incredibly high-tech, my only concern is that it may be too much of an improvement on the Nostromo from Alien. See, the Nostromo was set some forty years after Prometheus, and yet from the looks of it Prometheus is way more advanced. A minor complaint, and I suppose you could use the excuse that the Notromo was simply a mining ship. Plus, Scott couldn’t exactly go back in technology with this film now, could he.
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Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Patrick Wilson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Ben Foster, and will arrive in UK cinemas 1st June 2012.
In the distant future two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system’s natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team members discover an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.
Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner,’ returns to the genre he helped define. With ‘Prometheus’ he creates a groundbreaking mythology in which a team of explorers 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.
By Matt Wavish