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on: December 22, 2011, 10:03:30 AM

Was originally intended as a prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien, but Scott decided to turn it into an original film. Some time later however it was confirmed that while the movie will take place in the same universe as Alien, and greatly reference that movie, it will, for the bigger part, be an original movie and not a direct prequel.

First teaser trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_luIM6xaIck&feature=player_embedded


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Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011, 10:12:18 AM

There's a lot there that LOOKS like Alien.  This doesn't make me as pleased as you'd think.

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Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 10:13:23 AM

Also, from here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/ it looks like is gonna be Noomi Rapace (Lizbeth Salander from the original Swedish versions), not Portman. Also looks like Charlize Theron in a secondary role, which is cool.

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Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 10:15:57 AM

The majority of it looks like Alien. Especially when you watch the two trailers back to back. I don't know how this is anything but an Alien prequel, you even see the Space Jockey at the 0.38 mark.

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Reply #4 on: December 22, 2011, 10:17:09 AM

Yeah, I don't know why they keep insisting it's an original and most definitely not an Alien prequel, like somehow it's a bad thing to make an Alien prequel. I guess the stink of two really shitty Aliens v. Predator movies really doesn't wash off in their minds.

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Reply #5 on: December 22, 2011, 11:46:51 AM

The lead writer, Jon Spaihts, has a  DRILLING AND MANLINESS script that you can read online called Shadow 19. It's about a Spaaaaace Marine who is sent on a one-man mission to figure out why a terraforming factory is malfunctioning on a distant planet.

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Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 11:55:00 AM

I do not recall reading anything that has said it was not related to alien, in fact its been said a lot that the space jockey is central to it. That does not mean it has Xenomorphs in it however. AFAIK, The space jocky and Xenomorphs have nothing to do with each other, only that the jockey was also a victim.

Perhaps this movie sheds some light on all that.

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Reply #7 on: December 22, 2011, 12:13:09 PM

The lead writer, Jon Spaihts, has a  DRILLING AND MANLINESS script that you can read online called Shadow 19. It's about a Spaaaaace Marine who is sent on a one-man mission to figure out why a terraforming factory is malfunctioning on a distant planet.
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Reply #8 on: December 22, 2011, 12:27:32 PM

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Reply #9 on: December 22, 2011, 07:34:29 PM

The lead writer, Jon Spaihts, has a  DRILLING AND MANLINESS script that you can read online called Shadow 19. It's about a Spaaaaace Marine who is sent on a one-man mission to figure out why a terraforming factory is malfunctioning on a distant planet.
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Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 12:17:11 PM

It was terrible.
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Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 12:10:30 AM

I haven't read anything official saying it's not an Alien prequel. I mean, the spacesuits are from Alien, the Space jockey ship is literally the same one from Alien, the Space Jockey and his chair/doohickey are literally the one from Alien, and the plot as I've read it is about the Space Jockey race creating lifeforms (including us) on planets and then for whatever reason engineering the Aliens to wipe them all out. That's why the "egg chamber" in this movie is mechanical with smooth, cylider "eggs". Aliens, Aliens, Aliens, Ridley Scott, Ridley Scott, facehugger, space jockey. It's a fucking Aliens prequel. The best thing they can do isn't to deny it's an Alien prequel, it's to point out that it's made by the guy who made the first Alien movie.
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Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 07:15:11 AM

Alien was the first suspense horror movie I ever saw as a kid and it has stuck with me as a favorite of all time in my list. Therefore, I shall see this movie and marvel in it regardless of suckage. How else can you explain my watching of Alien 3 and Resurrection and not having an aneurism?

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Reply #13 on: December 24, 2011, 01:36:08 PM

I haven't read anything official saying it's not an Alien prequel.

Well I dunno, but the Prometheus trailer text reveal looks like a huge reference to the original.
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Reply #14 on: December 24, 2011, 02:10:40 PM

That's a good trailer.  I welcome Ridley Scott back to his universe.  Good looking art design and we get more info on the space jockey!
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Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 03:00:45 PM

Well I dunno, but the Prometheus trailer text reveal looks like a huge reference to the original.

Yeah it does. That trailer also reminded me: THAT FUCKING CAT


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Reply #16 on: December 25, 2011, 09:41:10 AM

My thing is that in the naming - why not call it Alien: Prometheus? Let the teeming masses out there who aren't insatiable sci-fi geeks but do remember the original movies fondly associate this movie with that one in their minds. Then also say "From the fucker that did the first Alien movie, you know the one that scared the shit out of you as a kid" in the trailer. Not linking it with the original just seems like wasted opportunity, even with as bad as the last 5 alien movies have been. You didn't see Robert Rodriguez cutting the Predators reboot off from the original series at all, despite the shitty shit shit shit that was AvP.

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Reply #17 on: December 25, 2011, 01:33:53 PM

Because the public at large associate the name "alien(s)" with crappy B movie sci-fi now, not with the original.

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Reply #18 on: December 26, 2011, 04:37:56 PM

My thing is that in the naming - why not call it Alien: Prometheus?

a) The focus very well might not be on the Aliens.
b) The last good Alien movie came out 25 years ago.
c) How many successful prequel movies can you name?
d) Ridley Scott is no longer "the fucker the did the first Alien movie" or even "the guy that did Gladiator and Black Hawk Down".  He's currently "the guy that did that Robin Hood movie in 2010, and a number of other forgettable Russell Crowe movies".
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Reply #19 on: December 26, 2011, 06:04:59 PM

A lot of the talk and buzz surrounding the movie is whether or not it's a prequel, how related it is to Alien(s), etc. If it was called Alien: Whatever that would be lost.

Also if the movie doesn't have a lot (or any) actual Aliens in it people would bitterly complain about Alien titling.

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Reply #20 on: December 28, 2011, 06:30:16 PM

From what I've read (And I'm trying not to spoilerize myself too much) it sounds like a movie that's meant to stand on it's own, and also if you happen to be a fan of Alien, you could say it's a prequel and nothing will directly contradict that.

Which (IMO) sounds a lot more promising than shitting out an intentional Alien prequel.



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Reply #21 on: February 17, 2012, 12:22:07 PM

I am sure most of you have seen the Superbowl trailer.... well, there's a new one without titles, with some extra footage... that has people nerding out over the content.

http://io9.com/5885921/ridley-scotts-latest-prometheus-trailer-cosmic-vistas-melting-faces-half+naked-freakouts

In short, I would say we have a much more direct prequel than we thought we might, while standing totally on it's own. The idea of how this could blow out the fiction of the universe is amazing. Now my most anticipated movie of the year.

Mind you, I'm a god damn huge Alien nerd.

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Reply #22 on: February 28, 2012, 01:48:32 PM


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Reply #23 on: February 28, 2012, 04:38:17 PM


I've heard he only has a cameo in the movie which sucks because I could now watch a movie based purely around this character!

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Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 01:38:28 PM

That was pretty damn cool.
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Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 05:30:11 PM

Nice Pierce Brosnan impression.

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Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 10:45:14 AM

So looking forward to this.

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Reply #28 on: March 18, 2014, 11:10:50 AM

Please let this be good!
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Reply #29 on: March 18, 2014, 11:12:46 AM

That trailer was just fucking ridiculously beyond anything else we call science fiction movies.

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Reply #30 on: March 18, 2014, 01:06:51 PM

This movie's going to kill me isn't it?
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Reply #31 on: March 18, 2014, 01:33:03 PM

Looks good.

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Reply #32 on: March 18, 2014, 03:42:41 PM

I dunno, that trailer kind of disappointed me with how much it embraced the standard for this sort of storyline. Which means I'm still going to watch it, but I need to lay off paying attention to any of the other promotional material.
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Reply #33 on: March 18, 2014, 04:37:42 PM

I think it gave away too much. Kinda wish I had not watched it. Lesson learned.

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Reply #34 on: March 18, 2014, 09:54:31 PM

I think it gave away too much. Kinda wish I had not watched it. Lesson learned.

It did give away a lot, but nothing that a person wouldn't have figured out from the opening premise of the movie and the "evidence" found on LV426 in later movies. There are some inconsistencies that the trailer brings up, but they may be addressed in the movie.

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