Prometheus

Prometheus 2 May Head to Australia

With a release date of March 4, 2016 already in place, director Ridley Scott’s ?Prometheus sequel may be heading down under.

The Daily Mail today reports that Scott has been spotted in Australia scouting locations for his return to the science fiction universe that began with his Alien in 1979. Green Lantern scribe Michael Green recently joined the project, rewriting a draft by Transcendence’s Jack Paglen.

Prometheus 2 Set for 2016, Michael Green Boards as Writer

?20th Century Fox has set a March 4, 2016 release date for a sequel to Prometheus.

The Wrap reports that Green Lantern scribe Michael Green, who has been working with Scott on the proposed Blade Runner sequel, will rewrite Prometheus 2 and that the script calls for multiple versions of David, the synthetic played by Michael Fassbender in the first film, which also starred Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

First Details on Dark Horse’s Rebooted Alien, Predator, and Prometheus Comics

Reboot is a very popular term in entertainment these days. Whether it be films, television, or even comics, many companies are going back to the drawing board in an effort to get more people in on their stories. Dark Horse is the latest to try their hand at the reboot game, but they’re doing it with a set of characters and creators that is super exciting. Next year will see the relaunch of a line of comics based on the Aliens, Predators, AVP, and Prometheus franchises, and the catch? They’re all interconnected. 

io9 dropped the first details on the new books, which will feature Aliens by Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds, Predators by Joshua Williamson, Prometheus by Paul Tobin, and Aliens vs. Predator by Chris Sebela, hit the jump to find out more!

Dark Horse Comics to Explore the Prometheus Universe

Both Bleeding Cool and The Hollywood Reporter are saying that Dark Horse Comics is going to be releasing a Prometheus-themed series.  Similar to what Dark Horse has been doing with the Alien series, the company is going to create some spin-off story based on Ridley Scott’s 2012 sci-fi film.

Prometheus 2 Has Found a Writer

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus was released last year on June 8 and 20th Century Fox and Scott Free Productions are already moving forward with the currently Untitled Prometheus Sequel – which may as well be called Prometheus 2 until something better comes along – as they’ve hired Trancendence Jack Paglen to write the screenplay, according to The Wrap.

As some of you may already know, Trancendence is the directorial debut by Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, a sci-fi film starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara and Morgan Freeman, so it’s quite an impressive follow-up for the relative newcomer Paglen. 

In Case You Want to Know What Quentin Tarantino Thought of Prometheus…

That divisive movie of 2012 that insists on permeating cinephile blogs – Prometheus – isn’t prepared to go away just yet.

No doubt you have your thoughts on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel and no doubt your friends, family, and hell, family pet, have their own opinion on Prometheus, too.  But what did Quentin Tarantino, king cinephile, himself think?

The Django Unchained director hit Craig Ferguson and expressed his opinion.  Perhaps his thoughts will make you feel better about your own…or perhaps can simply stand steadfast by your own opinion and not give a crap about what Tarantino thinks.  Regardless, head inside for more.

In Case You Want to Know What Quentin Tarantino Thought of Prometheus…

That divisive movie of 2012 that insists on permeating cinephile blogs – Prometheus – isn’t prepared to go away just yet.

No doubt you have your thoughts on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel and no doubt your friends, family, and hell, family pet, have their own opinion on Prometheus, too.  But what did Quentin Tarantino, king cinephile, himself think?

The Django Unchained director hit Craig Ferguson and expressed his opinion.  Perhaps his thoughts will make you feel better about your own…or perhaps can simply stand steadfast by your own opinion and not give a crap about what Tarantino thinks.  Regardless, head inside for more.

The Top 5 Horror Films of 2012 – Jeff’s Picks

Today, our “best of 2012” turns to Jeff Allard.  Jeff has been writing for us for quite a while and I respect his work, moreover, his opinion.  If you’ve been following our year-end lists this week, you might have noticed a pattern in our selections.  Well, Jeff is here to break things up.  We’ll begin with his “honorable mentions.”  Head inside for his “top 5.”  – Ryan Turek, Managing Editor

Honorable Mentions:  Shark fans should give Bait a look as it

One More Time: Lindelof Won’t Be Back to Write the Prometheus Sequel,

There was a report in early August that Ridley Scott and Fox were beginning to look at their creative options for a sequel to Prometheus and looking to new writers to tackle the follow-up.  Still, if you needed further confirmation that Damon Lindelof (who did a rewrite of Jon Spaihts’ Prometheus script) isn’t returning to script the next film, Collider spoke to the man himself and got him to comment on the record why he won’t be back.

Pre-Lindelof Prometheus Script Hits the Web

Prometheus continues to fascinate the pop culture community.  In the wake of its release, cinephiles have been scrutinizing deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes tales, perhaps in an effort to find answers for the big question: “What went wrong?”  And in their quest for the truth, many were curious to read the original script before writer Damon Lindelof (Lost) got his hands on it.

Lindelof has taken a lot of the blame for Prometheus’ glaring problems, and while I certainly believe that, I always wondered how much responsibility Jon Spaihts should shoulder.  He’s the writer of the original script.  And let’s not forget, he scripted The Darkest Hour as well.  Not exactly top-notch sci-fi.

For those who wondered what Spaights had in mind for Prometheus can now dig into his draft of the script which was called Alien: Engineers.

Here’s a Deleted Scene from Prometheus

The Prometheus Blu-ray and DVD release is rapidly approaching (it hits October 11th) and a deleted scene featured on the disc has hit the web.  After the jump, you’ll find Weyland chatting it up with one of the Engineers before things turn…sour.  The Blu is going to be jam-packed with deleted scenes, so if you were a fan of the film, it’ll be worth the buy.

Is This the Blu-ray Art for Prometheus?

Some Blu-ray and DVD art for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus popped up on Twitter via this account.  They posted two pieces of artwork, one which will be “featured on the box itself” – perhaps they mean the O Ring packaging – and art for the Hungarian DVD release, which is close to what the U.S. will get.  Head inside for a look.  The film is expected to arrive on DVD/Blu-ray October 11th.  Stay tuned for an official announcement.

Our Podcast Returns! Listen to Shock Waves 2.1 Now!

About six months ago, FEARnet’s Lawrence Raffel and myself put the all-horror podcast we had been collaborating on, called Shock Waves, on hold.

A few factors into its hiatus (we knocked out 18 episodes consistently from July 2011 to January of this year), but nothing ever stays dead in this genre so we both agreed it was time to bring Shock Waves back, especially after the listener feedback asking when it would return.

Here’s the rub.  All of our old episodes, from “season 1” we’ll call them, are gone.  Lost to the Internet.  Don’t ask me where they went, but they no longer exist, sadly.  We’re starting “season 2” with a clean slate you might say.

In this installment, we’re getting back into the groove of things.  We look at various horror movies we’ve liked and disliked in 2012 so far.  We also weigh in on the Korean import Deranged, now playing in select theaters.

Brian Collins (from BadAss Digest, Horror Movie a Day) swings by for a discussion about Halloween 4 and Halloween 5, two titles making their Blu-ray debut this month from Anchor Bay Entertainment.  How do the sequels featuring the iconic horror villain Michael Myers hold up?  Oh, we’ll tell you…

All of this and much more in the Shock Waves relaunch!  Listen inside.