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Old 07-02-2011, 12:36 PM
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Ridley Scott: Prometheus

anyone ghey for this? now that Damon Lindelof did the rewrite i'm intrigued.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:04 PM
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Earth. Year 2058.
Archaeological digs in Africa reveals alien artifacts that proves
humans were genetically engineered by a advanced alien race (space
jockeys). These "Alien Gods" also terraformed Earth in order to make
it habitable for their human creations.
Amongst the finds are coordinates to the Alien Gods' home-world.
To Paradise.
Months later the Weyland Corp launch the spaceship PROMETHEUS and his
crew, into deep space to make first contact. Thanks to faster than
light travel a few years later the PROMETHEUS enters the Zeta Riticuli
star system. Humans are greeted by their makers, then transported
further into space to a scary yet fascinating world.
The Alien Gods are proud of their "children", their first creation to
reach such levels of intelligence.
As a reward they share bits of their astonishing bio-based
technologies with the humans.
But for one member of the Prometheus' crew it's not enough.
In a treacherous act he steals the "bio-source code" to Terraforming,
A technology at the origin of all Gods' powers, that could make humans
equal to their creators.
The Alien Gods may be scientists but are also ruthless conquerors,
destroyers of worlds who will not accept humans as equals.
They unleash on the escaping human crew their favorite bio-weapon, a
creature used to "clean up" worlds before colonization. But something
goes wrong in the process and humans manage to turn the bio-weapon
against their makers. Giving birth to a smarter, nastier, bigger breed
of gut eating creatures. Creatures that will be the demise of
Paradise.
What's left of the Prometheus crew manages to escape the doomed alien planet.
On their trail a survivor Alien God on a familiar ship with an
ultimate mission.
Bring the wrath of the Gods to Earth.

Read more: Synopsis for Ridley Scott's Prometheus Released - ComingSoon.net http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movie...#ixzz1QzJhR0Bd
Seems like a "Let's Cash In" type movie, but the above didn't sound too bad.

Prometheus. Fairly clever title. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Time will tell.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:32 PM
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Why Didn't I catch this earlier?

The writer from Lost / Star Trek?

Ill-omened.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:02 PM
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This was originally a prequel to the Alien series. It may still be as Ridley Scott has hinted that it's set in the same universe. Sounds like he's experimenting with a bit of Lucas apres-explain-it-to-death for the origin of the xenomorphs in the Alien movies; guess what the bio-weapons are described above. Eh. We'll need to see and know more before we can make a decision.

One thing is exciting: HR Giger is on board for creature designs.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:19 PM
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Found the original [non-shooting] script (pre-Lindelof) - reading it now.
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Bio-enhanced humans vs Aliens + Extreme Aliens. But you'll know who will win.


Ridley does Sci Fi well. I'll watch it.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:35 PM
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* The space jockeys are holding two human slave farmers captive. They are named Fin and Karik and are forced (via mind control) to engage in sexual activity. (The twist: they're both male).

* The idea behind the man-on-man action is apparently that the growers want their human slaves to breed. They have no idea about human genders as they are a single sex race and so things get a little confused.


Maybe the G-ds did intend Adam and Bruce. DOMA be damned. These rumors are from 2010 btw. Doubt any of this is even remotely going to make it pass Fox executives.
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The script I read (Shadow 19) beared no resemblance to what was described in any of the articles.

That said, it was a good story. Too bad it'll never be made.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:12 PM
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looking forward to seeing the pre-production art. The concept art from the original Alien still looks fresh.

I don't care if it's a cash in, he defined the horror/sci-fi genre. His movies can be hot-or-miss. But he's still one of my favorite storytellers. His brother too.
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But he's still one of my favorite storytellers. His brother too.
really? his brother too? i put them on the same level as michael bay and spike lee when it comes to storytelling. especially tony scott.
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really? his brother too? i put them on the same level as michael bay and spike lee when it comes to storytelling. especially tony scott.

well...michael bay and spike lee would have royally fucked up Top Gun.
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well...michael bay and spike lee would have royally fucked up Top Gun.
true, Top Gun's complex intellectual storyline benefited from the delicate nuances of tony scott. seriously tho, one of your favorite storytellers?

hey is that alien book authored by michael gross the dude from family ties?
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Shadow 19 was pretty cool. I really do think it's a shame it won't get shot because I rather enjoyed it.

It had little to do with the 'Alien' concept - unless you really reach far.

But it was still very good. The obligatory love-story angle was tired and I generally prefer sci-fi sans sex.

As for what is known about the production version, I think it could go one of two directions:

1.) Freaking awesome.

2.) Horrifying disappointment.
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gladiator in a sci-fi setting...
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Not a fan of Tony Scott. Ridley, on the other hand, is quite good.
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