Origins Featurette Includes New Prometheus FootageBy: Chris Richardson - May 9, 2012
We are less than a month away from the release of Ridley Scott’s next great (hopefully) science fiction excursion, as he takes us back to the Alien universe he helped make so popular. Prometheus, the “don’t call me a prequel” prequel to the Alien franchise, follows an entirely new crew made up of Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, and Idris Elba as they search for the origins of mankind.
Fresh of it’s R-rating classification, and some new TV spots that have been appearing with the NBA Playoffs, among other places, there’s also a new featurette that splices interviews with Scott, Rapace, Fassbender, and writer Damon Lindelof, together with new footage from the movie. The interviews discuss the idea behind the story, as well as Fassbender and Rapace hinting about what fans can expect when Prometheus opens on June 8th. There’s also a little bit of salesmanship from Rapace who says she’s “never seen anything like this before,” in reference to the movie’s content.
Take a look for yourself, it’s essentially spoiler safe:
As for the latest TV spot, it, too features some new footage as the hype continues to build for Scott’s latest creation:
Oddly enough, Yahoo Movies has an interesting factoid about the synthetic lifeforms Scott’s universe features in their “Bet You Didn’t Know” section:
The robots’ names in the series are in alphabetical order, according to film release dates: Ash is in “Alien” (1979), Bishop is in “Aliens” (1986) and Alien 3 (1992), Call is in “Alien: Resurrection” (1997) and now David, played by Michael Fassbender, is in “Prometheus.”
You have to love this kind of continuity. That being said, if Prometheus does indeed takes place before the first Alien movie does, that means Fassbender’s David is chronologically incorrect. He should be before Ash.