Ridley Scott's Prometheus Filming In Iceland On An Active Volcano

By Will LeBlanc 2011-07-11 20:35:45discussion comments
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The road for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been a twisty one. First it was an Alien prequel, then Lost mastermind Damon Lindelof got a hold of it and turned it into something just different enough for everyone on board to agree to drop the Alien attachment and just pretend it’s an entirely new property. Now they’re back to it being a prequel, but no one can seem to nail down exactly what the damn movie will be about, other than that we’ll likely learn about the much publicized race of Space Jockeys.

Well, the people of Iceland may find out some more details before the rest of us do, as Prometheus has now started filming in Hekla at the base of a volcano. You read that right, Ridley Scott has lifted a hefty middle finger to mother nature and said:
If one is afraid of nature in this profession then it would be best to find a different job.
If Ridley Scott’s badassery was ever in question, maybe around the time he did A Good Year, it sure as hell isn’t now. The particular volcano was recently publicized as being deadly active and ready to blow. Bad. Ass.

Secrecy aside, we know a few things now that production has moved and gotten started in Iceland. According to Icenews, Scott will be filming in Iceland for two weeks for what he says will be a 15 minute sequence where, “We are shooting the beginning of time.”...which could really mean anything, because I’m certain that Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender weren’t around at the beginning of time.

We’ve seen a photograph from the set, but beyond that there isn’t much to go on, and Ridley is just fine with that.
There is a lot of innovative and new stuff in the film and it would be a shame to ruin that [surprise] with leaks.
More on Prometheus when production picks up steam.
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