This Undead Monday, feast upon the draught of awesome promotional materials from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus as we gear up for June 8th.

Undoubtedly our third most anticipated film of the year, we have been covering the potential triumphant return of Ridley Scott to the sci-fi horror genre that he has helped created. And now with 20th Century Fox's confirmation that the film will officially be rated R for "sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language", we know for sure that we are in for one hell of a time.

Now, as we veer ever closer to June 8th, here's an update on Prometheus with the release of its various promotional items.

First up, check out this cool new featurette entitled "Origins" if you aren't too bothered by potential spoiler shots.



Following the incredible viral campaign that kicked off with the chilling TED talk presentation by Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce), founder and head of Weyland Corp, and the mesmerizing clip featuringMichael Fassbender's David 8 role, we now have an all-new clip featuring Noomi Rapace's Dr. Elizabeth Shaw character, making her case to lead the fateful mission in the film. And yes it is suitably creepy as well.



In a comprehensive interview with Entertainment Weekly, writer Damon Lindelof revealed his contribution over screenwriter Jon Spaihts’ original draft of the script:

"I wrote maybe a four or five paragraph email saying here are all the things I love about it, I think there are some incredible set pieces here, I love the fundamental idea behind the movie, I feel like it’s a cool think piece. BUT I think it’s relying a bit too heavily on the Alien stuff that we’ve seen now five or six times in different movies. Chest-bursting and face-hugging and xenomorphs and I just feel that your idea is so strong and the characters can be made so strong that we don’t need any of that stuff. We can present iterations of that stuff in different ways.

That isn’t to say that this isn’t a movie that should be set in that universe, but I look at it more like a story that is running parallel to the original Alien, so that if there was a sequel to this movie, it would not be Alien, it would be Prometheus 2. And then Prometheus 2 is parallel to Aliens. And here’s how we could do that."


Lindelof also spoke at length on the themes behind the film:

"I don’t want to sound like the movie is a history lesson, but I do think that the primary take away from the myth of Prometheus is that the Gods were nervous about mankind. They were nervous about what they would be capable of if they had fire. Fire was a big piece of technology that they would build off of. And the story of any creation is eventually a child will try to destroy its parents. It’s a very paranoid world view, mythologically-speaking it pops up a lot. Especially for us Star Wars aficionados. So the essential story is: I don’t want to give my kid this toy because eventually he will develop it into a weapon that will kill me. So I will therefore withhold it from him. And what is the price I must exact on somebody who betrays me?"

For those interested in the film, do head over to the page at Entertainment Weekly for more intriguing details.

Also in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, several new set stills and character photo-shoot images were released. Hit the jump to check them out, especially the first one which is undoubtedly the most entertaining image coming out from the film.
















The recently-released posters from the film.


Here's the official synopsis of the film:

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.

Currently scheduled to be released in 3D on June 8th, Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and Idris Elba.

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