Prometheus SynopsisRidley 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.
Prometheus Release Date
In Theaters June 8, 2012
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Ben Foster, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Kate Dickie, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Benedict Wong, and Lucy Hutchinson
Written by: Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Produced by: David Giler, Walter Hill, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Ranking Ridley Scott's 10 Best Films
Sir Ridley Scott is one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. But what are his 10 greatest ever movies? Here's a list to provoke a furious debate on the topic.
by Gregory Wakeman December 11, 2014 comments
Why Ridley Scott Won’t Make a Comic Book Movie
Though no stranger to exploring worlds of the strong and fantastic, Director Ridley Scott has still never touched a comic book movie, and finally admitted he has no interest.
by Catarina Cowden December 7, 2014 comments
7 Epic Science Fiction Movies That Will Open Your Eyes
Science fiction movies can be epic in big or small ways. More often than not, they make you think.
by Cornelius Fortune November 8, 2014 comments
This Supercut Of Fake Movie Ads Is Pure Greatness
Product placement has become an unfortunately big part of modern studio filmmaking, but there are some ads in movies that we can still appreciate: the fake ones. Rather than actually trying to tell us something, they merely exist as a fun gag or even sometimes as a plot device. And now you can see a whole bunch of them mashed together in this fantastic new supercut.
by Eric Eisenberg November 4, 2014 comments
Are There Clues To Prometheus 2 In This New Comic Book Series?
The first issue of Dark Horse Comics' Prometheus: Fire and Stone is out. Does it hold some clues as to what we can expect in a Prometheus sequel?
by Mike Bracken September 12, 2014 comments
Monsters, Inc. Looks Terrifying In This Prometheus-style Trailer
What would Monsters, Inc. look like as a horror film? This fan-made video throws a Prometheus spin on the beloved Pixar film, to show us the scarier side of Monsters, Inc..
by Kelly West September 4, 2014 comments
Prometheus Sequel Still On Track, Brings In Transcendence Screenwriter
Last year Ridley Scott's return to the Alien franchise with Prometheus was hotly anticipated. But once fanboys and critics finally saw what Scott had in store with his big budget prequel, the film proved to be pretty polarizing with some calling it a total disaster of plot holes and fan service, and others proclaiming it a misunderstood masterpiece.
by Kristy Puchko June 18, 2013 comments
These Glorious Movie GIFs Are Probably The Best We've Ever Seen
Like many of the interweb's denizens, I love a good GIF. This little looped bit of animation allows us to express our many emotions in a vivid way while tapping into our pop culture-addled brains. The gleeful expressiveness of this medium is exactly why I began implementing GIFs into my reviews...
by Kristy Puchko June 11, 2013 comments
The 10 Most Disappointing Movies Of 2012
Looking back a year full of movies you have to remember the bad with the good. We can celebrate the best of the best and express our love and appreciation for them, but for the sake of balance it’s important to look back at the ones that we expected more from – the ones that didn’t deliver on expectations or hopes. These are the titles we see in theaters and leave saying, “Man, I wish that was better.”
by Eric Eisenberg December 27, 2012 comments
Damon Lindelof Says He Won't Be Involved With A Prometheus Sequel
As you likely remember, Lindelof and Scott teased an obvious step for a Prometheus sequel, which I won’t spell out here in case you still haven’t seen the film. And while Scott has committed to a ton of potential projects, it does sound like he’s engaged in following through with the plotline that was hinted at in the final Prometheus scenes.
by Sean O'Connell December 20, 2012 comments
Read The Original Draft Of Prometheus By Jon Spaihts, Titled Alien: Engineers
Ridley Scott's Prometheus is clearly connected to the larger Alien universe, but the connection actually used to be a lot stronger. Prior to bringing Damon Lindelof coming aboard for a rewrite, 20th Century Fox had hired writer Jon Spaihts to pen the original drafts of what was originally going to be a more on-the-nose prequel to Scott's 1979 sci-fi/horror classic.
by Eric Eisenberg November 12, 2012 comments
Prometheus Almost Featured A Sex Scene With A Chest-Burster
Consider this your official warning: there are spoilers about Ridley Scott's Prometheus in this article. If you haven't seen the film and wish to be surprised by it when you do eventually see it, I suggest that you turn around now and click on another article to read.
by Eric Eisenberg October 8, 2012 comments
Ridley Scott Scares Prometheus Crew In Behind The Scenes Clip
As part of his efforts to expand the world of Alien in Prometheus, Ridley Scott utilized cutting edge computer graphics to realize some of the extraordinary creatures and jaw-dropping landscapes he envisioned. But when it came down to capturing the realism of being scared out of your mind by strange alien beasts, he relied on the kind of old school practical effects that made Alien such a lasting classic.
by Kristy Puchko October 3, 2012 comments
Prometheus Blu-ray Trailer Shows Some Behind-The-Scenes Footage
There’s only a little over a week before Prometheus officially hits 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD. The epic release will range from a 4-Disc Collector’s Edition to a smaller 2-Disc set. Bonus Features will vary between releases, but one thing that won’t change is the film itself.
by Jessica Grabert October 1, 2012 comments
Prometheus 4-Disc Collectors Edition 3D Blu-ray Will Come With 7 Hours Of Bonus Features
The big Blu-ray release of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been in our minds for a while, thanks to an Amazon teaser of the special features and an early digital release. Fans who are really on the ball have known the set was going to hit homes on October 9, but we haven’t been privy to the full list of bonus features, until now.
by Jessica Grabert September 28, 2012 comments
Prometheus Gets An Early Digital Release And Fox Has More In The Works
Fox is trying a brand new marketing tactic beginning with the upcoming Prometheus release, which is not set to hit Blu-ray, DVD, or On Demand until October 11. However, fans wanting to catch the movie early will easily be able to do so, thanks to a new initiative through the Ultraviolet Cloud Service. As part of Fox’s new digital promotion,Prometheus is expected to join the Cloud on September 18.
by Jessica Grabert September 11, 2012 comments
Prometheus Unused Effects Show Off What Could Have Been
Prometheus was far less of a horror movie than its spiritual predecessor Alien, but director Ridley Scott still took a few moments to scare the living hell out of his audience, even if nothing quite matched an alien popping out of John Hurt's stomach. And though you can argue all you want about some of the movie's supporting characters
by Katey Rich August 28, 2012 comments
6 Bourne-Style Spinoffs We Want From This Year's Movies
What if we could tell side spin-offs about other 2012 movies? What other films set up characters or ideas that you'd follow, not into their own story, but separately within the story already being told? We're not talking sequels or prequels here, but seeing a story from one movie told from a completely different angle
by CB Staff August 7, 2012 comments
Prometheus 2 Is Coming
Leading into summer, there were plenty of reasons Ridley Scott's Prometheus seemed like a major risk for Fox. First off, no matter how many times the film's director insisted it was not a prequel to Alien, but rather a movie that exists within the same fictional universe, Prometheus was proclaimed a prequel and so drew the premature ire of many Alien fans.
by Kristy Puchko August 1, 2012 comments
Cartoon Shows How Prometheus Should Have Ended
While we addressed these with an investigative editorial, the spoof-specific Youtube channel How It Should Have Ended has now turned their issues with some of Prometheus's plot problems into a sharp and sardonic cartoon.
by Kristy Puchko July 28, 2012 comments
Amazon Listing Hints At Prometheus Blu-Ray Bonus Features
While the Prometheus Blu-ray set went up for pre-order on Amazon a week before the movie even opened here in the states, but we still don't have any official word or dates for the much-anticipated release. What we do have, however, is an early glimpse at what bonus features the Prometheus Blu-ray is likely to be packing.
by David Wharton July 9, 2012 comments
Theater Employee Spoils Prometheus For Political Reasons
There's been a lot of talk on the web about Ridley Scott's return to the world of Alien with Prometheus, but in discussing this highly guarded sci-fi thriller most of us have been careful to warn if spoilers were to be discussed in our coverage, hoping not to ruin the shock and surprise built into the feature (To that end—yes, there are spoilers for Prometheus ahead).
by Kristy Puchko July 4, 2012 comments
Rock Of Ages And That's My Boy Get Demolished At Friday Box Office
Rock of Ages, the star-studded new musical featuring a much-ballyhooed performance from Tom Cruise, made $5.3 million Friday on its way to an estimated $15.5 million weekend, and the R-rated Adam Sandler comedy made $4.5 million, with $14 million estimated for the weekend
by Katey Rich June 16, 2012 comments
Now Streaming: Your Netflix Alternatives To Prometheus, Your Sister's Sister And Rock Of Ages
Netflix's streaming service has made renting movies easier than ever, But with the site's ever-shifting catalogue, and overwhelming amount of available titles, it can be difficult to browse for worthwhile watching. So, we offer this bi-weekly column where we'll take a look at the most thrilling new theatrical releases, and pair them with noteworthy titles currently available on Netflix Instant
by Kristy Puchko June 15, 2012 comments
5 Directors Who Should Pull A Ridley Scott And Return To Their Own Pasts
So if it worked for Ridley, why not other directors? Everyone has a director they love who's seemed off their game in recent years, and we came up with 5 who don't just need a change of pace, but who need to get back to what they focused on in their younger years. Check out our suggestions below, and let us know of your own picks for directors who need to revisit their own pasts in the comments
by CB Staff June 13, 2012 comments
Will Prometheus Get A Sequel? Plus Two More Big Questions
With fanfare worthy of a summer tentpole, Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus touched down in theaters over the weekend surfing a pre-release buzz of sci-fi mystery and big-budget mayhem as rabid Alien fans bought tickets to see how the “strands of Alien DNA” found in Damon Lindelof’s screenplay connected Scott’s former masterpiece to his latest
by Sean O'Connell June 11, 2012 comments
New Prometheus Viral Site Ties Peter Weyland To Nietzsche
Going off some bad information, I forced everyone who saw Prometheus with me to stick all through the end credits, after which I was expecting the kind of post-credits teaser you sometimes get after giant blockbuster movies (think the schwarma scene after The Avengers, for a recent example
by Katey Rich June 11, 2012 comments
Weekend Box Office: Madagascar 3 Takes Center Ring
Summer generally brings on waves of sequels to fish extra cash out of audiences wallets without all the hassle of coming up with new characters or concepts. It's a proven technique that once again banked some solid box office results this weekend.
by Scott Gwin June 10, 2012 comments
How Does Prometheus Connect To Alien?
WARNING: The following article contains massive spoilers about Prometheus. If you do not wish to know any details or spoilers about the film, please do not click on this article (and please ask yourself why you were thinking about clicking on the link to begin with).
by Eric Eisenberg June 8, 2012 comments
Operation Kino 66: Prometheus Reviewed And Discussed In Detail
This week on Operation Kino we're taking our very hubristically named spaceship and heading off into the great beyond, as we review the new sci-fi epic Prometheus. And because this movie is so big and complicated, we devote Segment 3 to a more detailed and spoiler-filled conversation about the film and the many questions it leaves unanswered
by Operation Kino June 8, 2012 comments
Prometheus Explained: Unraveling The Unanswered Questions
So we've brought the conversation to you, not just a rundown of all the questions we think still aren't answered, but our theories on how we might answer them. We're not truly "explaining" Prometheus, of course-- only Lindelof and Ridley Scott can do that, and they probably never will. We're just giving it our best shot, digging through what the movie tells us
by Katey Rich, Sean O'Connell, Eric Eisenberg, And You June 8, 2012 comments
Hear Me Out: We Need To Stop Hating On Prequels
With the impending release of Ridley Scott's Prometheus there's been a lot of talk about prequels. Of course, as someone who covers movies on a daily basis, I had developed a hard-won prejudice against these kind of films, having been burned by unimaginative drivel under its auspices one too many times. Then this week's Criticwire survey got me wondering if we movie-lovers aren’t too harsh on prequels,
by Kristy Puchko June 7, 2012 comments
Watch Joel McHale's Perfect Prometheus Parody From The Soup
A lot of the trailers and TV spots for Prometheus have been rightfully criticized for spoiling too much about the movie, but the viral marketing has been completely perfect, and none better than the "Happy Birthday, David" video that emerged online a few months ago. Introducing us to Michael Fassbender's android character David
by Katey Rich June 7, 2012 comments
What To Know About The Alien Universe Before Seeing Prometheus
Prometheus may not be directly linked to Alien(s), but there is little doubt it returns Ridley to the world he created over thirty years ago-- and though it’s not strictly necessary to know a lot about the Alien movies before seeing Prometheus, you might like to have a little context if you haven't caught the earlier films
by Jesse Carp June 7, 2012 comments
Our 5 Favorite Performances In Ridley Scott Movies
Ridley Scott is famous for his big movies, for genre-defining sci-fi like Alien, or an Oscar-winning epic like Gladiator, or even a historical crime saga like American Gangster. But it's easy to forget that at the center of all three of those films-- and most of the film's Scott has made in his career-- are performances that hold it all together
by CB Staff June 6, 2012 comments
To 3D Or Not To 3D: Buy The Right Prometheus Ticket
Prometheus is a very big, very expensive science fiction film set aboard a futuristic space craft that's packed with all sorts of fascinating technology, from a machine that can automatically perform surgery to a startlingly human-like android named David. So in a way, it only made sense for director Ridley Scott to use the newest technology in flimmaking
by Katey Rich June 6, 2012 comments
Ridley Scott Describes A Key Scene From His Blade Runner Sequel
It sounds like Scott is far beyond the “possible” stage of development. He’s gone so far as to begin designing scenes in his head. Does that mean he’s moving right from Prometheus to this untitled sequel?
by Sean O'Connell June 5, 2012 comments
Prometheus Star Noomi Rapace On Ridley Scott, Alien, And Possible Sequels
"Definitely, we have been talking about it a lot and dreaming about it," Rapace tells us. "I have real dreams about what happened in the events after Prometheus. I would absolutely love to go back with him into this world."
by Sean O'Connell June 4, 2012 comments
This Rotten Week: Predicting Prometheus And Madagascar 3 Reviews
The summer is picking up steam. And by steam, I mean it’s starting to get unbearably hot and sticky. But we’ve also got more big budget, highly anticipated movies hitting the big screen so it’s all good. This week we’ve got Ridley Scott back deal with aliens and animals trying to get home
by Doug Norrie June 3, 2012 comments
Prometheus Already Available For Pre-Order On Amazon
This is nothing more than a standard pre-order placeholder at this point, so we don't have any details as to the bonus features, but we'll pass on that info when it becomes available. In the mean time, you can pre-order the 3D Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, or DVD version of Prometheus at a 30% discount for each.
by David Wharton June 2, 2012 comments
First Django Unchained Trailer Running Before Prometheus June 8
If you were one of the lucky sons of guns who was at Cannes this week, you're either too burned out from a week of partying on yachts, or you in fact do remember the sizzle reel from Django Unchained that The Weinstein Company showed for the assembled press.
by Katey Rich May 25, 2012 comments
International Prometheus Poster Promises Things Will Explode
Did they have to go with this obviously photoshopped image for a poster when virtually every freeze frame from the Prometheus trailers are works of art in their own right? No. But this poster works to convey a message to mainstream moviegoers that, yes, there will be explosions in this movie.
by Sean O'Connell May 17, 2012 comments
New Prometheus Viral Video Featuring Noomi Rapace
I present the below video, a new viral video for Prometheus featuring Noomi Rapace, without comment. That's because I refuse to watch it. I'm normally not one of those people who gets worried about trailers and featurettes spoiling movies for me, but the onslaught of information about Prometheus
by Katey Rich May 16, 2012 comments
Prometheus Will Be Rated R, Fox Confirms
So though it's seemed safe to assume for a while now that Prometheus would get an R-rating, there are no guarantees when it comes to movies this big-- the hype for this movie is huge, and it would seemingly be very easy for Fox to cut out some violent moments, go for the hard-PG-13 rating that the Batman movies have defined, and make untold millions more in box office returns
by Katey Rich May 7, 2012 comments
Prometheus International Trailer Shows The Terror And Intensity Of A Dangerous Mission
The international trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus offers another look at the terror that awaits the characters who embark on what appears to be a truly dangerous mission that may prove to be devastating to mankind.
by Kelly West April 29, 2012 comments
Go Behind The Scenes Of Prometheus With This Brand New Featurette
Prometheus follows a crew of scientists as they try to learn about how our world was created. Assembling clues from ancient peoples, they discover a message that gives them an invitation to learn about their past. Rocketing to another world, they begin to learn about why they were really called for and what they discover could mean the end of human existence as we know it.
by Eric Eisenberg April 25, 2012 comments
New Prometheus Images Let Us Peek Into Ridley Scott's Universe
A prequel to Scott's brilliant 1979 classic, Alien, Prometheus follows a group of scientists into space as they search for the origins of mankind. What they discover, however, could result in the extinction of the human race. Based on a script by Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts, the movie stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Ben Foster, Guy Pearce, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce.
by Eric Eisenberg April 19, 2012 comments
New Prometheus Viral Celebrates Michael Fassbender's Robot, David
Yes, the production of the viral makes a big difference-- the cheery but slightly sinister music, the unseen narrator asking him questions, even the whole color scheme is meticulously designed and really effective. But Fassbender's performance, moving his head less than a real human would, or carefully orchestrating that single tear for emotions he doesn't feel, sells David as a robot almost instantly
by Katey Rich April 17, 2012 comments
Prometheus Promo Image Gives Us A Detailed Look At Ridley Scott's Ship
Normally I’d argue, in a sci-fi story like this, that the ship has the potential to be a character in and of itself. And that still might end being the case. But the scope of the Prometheus trailers and clips suggests so manay other things happening that the ship is one of the last things I’m thinking about seeing in this movie.
by Sean O'Connell April 13, 2012 comments
UPDATE: James Cameron Will Not Direct A Prometheus Sequel
"There's a gap of a few years between Prometheus and the original Alien," Cameron tells The Guardian. "That gap is meant for me to answer all the questions raised in Prometheus."
by Sean O'Connell April 2, 2012 comments
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