Keeping Up With Prometheus: Brand New Featurette Arrives
While the world waits for the imminent touchdown of Prometheus, the consensus that the campaign behind Ridley Scott’s forthcoming epic has been an exercise in genius – is a popular one.
Teasers, trailers, virals, previews, ship schematics, stills galore, apps and treasure hunt websites – yes, Scott and 20th Century Fox know what fanboys - and fangirls – want. The pre-release build for Prometheus has been so extraordinarily imaginative, observers may well wonder what the creatives behind this insanely anticipated film will do next.
Well, today – courtesy of iTunes movie trailers – a new featurette has arrived. Nearly 1.40 minutes, the clip begins with the words “The adventure begins”, before diving into a few new shots as well as some great soundbites from Scott and the film’s actors.
Describing himself as an “all about everything” director, in the clip Scott looks like a man in supreme control – both on and off screen. Tackling the origin of humanity itself without irony, ‘funny’ one-liners, or any of the usual devices used to sell a sci-fi epic – even one with the towering lineage Prometheus has – is no easy task. But Scott, clearly relishing the opportunity to revisit – and expand – on Alien, buoyantly says ” I’m thrilled to be doing another science-fiction.” So, it would seem, are his cast.
On the subject of Scott; we hear Noomi Rapace say, “I trust Ridley 100 percent,” Charlize Theron dubs the veteran auteur her “fantasy director,” Michael Fassbender describes a man “at the top of his game,” Guy Pearce praises Scott’s “extraordinary vision”, while Logan Marshall Green says, “he [Scott]wants to push the envelope as far as he can.”
Watch the featurette below:
Prometheus opens June 1 in the UK and June 8 in the U.S.