Now that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is out in theatres, why not take a break from whatever you’re doing and watch this brief, spot-on parody of one of the movie’s viral videos starring Joel McHale of The Soup and Community fame. Remember that bizarre viral video that introduced Prometheus character David the robot played by Michael Fassbender? Watch that first then this and you tell me how good a job McHale and his team at The Soup did with this one.
Happy Birthday Joel.
Noomi Rapace as Dr. Elizabeth Shaw stars in the latest viral video for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. The sci-fi epic opens wide June 8.
The next movie from Sony Pictures Animation is Hotel Transylvania, and Adam Sandler is Dracula. Here’s a nice and tidy synopsis:
Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free to be the monsters they are without humans to bother them. On one special weekend, Dracula has invited some of the world’s most famous monsters — Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more — to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s 118th birthday. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem — but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.
The talented voice cast includes Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Koechner, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, and David Spade. Genndy Tartakovsky, creator of popular animated TV series like Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and most recently Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is directing. Hotel Transylvania hits theatres in 3D on September 28.
Now jump after the break for another look at Pixar’s Brave. (Click here for more…)
So I guess Ridley Scott didn’t mind letting this cat out of the bag before unleashing his pseudo-Alien prequel Prometheus unto the world. Turns out Michael Fassbender’s character David is a robot! Specifically, he’s an android built by Weyland Industries that’s headed by Guy Pearce’s character Peter Weyland. Is it Weyland’s plan to “change the world” by inventing “technological, intellectual, physical, and emotional” sentient beings? That is still being kept under wraps, as are major plot details of the highly anticipated sci-fi action movie. In the video embedded above you’ll meet David; it’s his birthday so be kind.
Prometheus is out June 8.
If you had any reservations about the legitimacy of Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus, this newly released extended trailer should tip the scale and push you into extreme anticipation mode. On Saturday at Wondercon in Anaheim director Scott, co-writer Damon Lindelof, and stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender were on hand to present this wickedly intense new trailer for the pseudo-Alien prequel. It shines brighter than the other teasers we’ve been privy to not only because it is longer, but also because it sets up the story; Prometheus is the name of the spaceship that goes to explore an ancient, mysterious civilization in search of man’s origins, if you didn’t know. Scott’s doing a fine job at keeping the plot under wraps, but thankfully this new look at his grand project lifts the curtain up just enough to tantalize sci-fi fans everywhere. At Wondercon, Scott revealed that Prometheus is just the beginning. “If we’re lucky, there will be a second part of this [film],” he said. “The film does leave you with some nice big open questions.” So while you’re taking that in, hit play and get hypnotized by what I’m confident to call the most anticipated sci-fi movie of the year.
Prometheus opens June 8.
The Minions are back in Illumination Entertainment’s sequel Despicable Me 2. Check out the teasiest of teasers above and anticipate the film’s July 3, 2013 future release.
Now jump after the break to watch trailers for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, and Prometheus. (Click here for more…)
After four extensive behind-the-scenes looks at Peter Jackson’s upcoming sequel two-fer The Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings mastermind has finally released a full-length trailer. Return to The Shire in this beautifully edited clip embedded above. Part 1, An Unexpected Journey, hits theatres next December the 14th.
Jump after the break and you’ll find the explosive second trailer for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and sneak peek at Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller Prometheus. Update: The full-length Prometheus teaser awaits. (Click here for more…)
This week 20th Century Fox released the first official movie poster promoting Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi feature Prometheus. Though many think that this film will serve as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 classic Alien, that is not the case. “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
After eyeballing this poster I think we can finally start speculating about what exactly Scott meant when he said, “…the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative.” The tagline reads: “The search for our beginning could lead to our end.” Will Prometheus attempt to pinpoint the start of civilization, or even grander, the meaning of life? What is the human in the poster flashing his light upon, some sort of giant ancient structure in the shape of a human head with strange markings on it? Now is the time to ponder what Scott has up his sleeves until a trailer releases into the wild. On June 8, 2012 answers will come.
Back in the summer of 2007, director Ridley Scott made it official that he was on board to helm a prequel feature film to his original 1979 cult classic Alien. What has been referred to as “The Alien prequel” since then has suddenly morphed into something new and quite original. Today studio-backer 20th Century Fox came out and formally announced the film as Prometheus and tacked on a March 9th, 2012 release date.
While the film will contain some “Alien DNA”, says Scott, it will explore new themes. “While Alien was indeed the jumping off point for this project, out of the creative process evolved a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place. The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA, so to speak, but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, large and provocative. I couldn’t be more pleased to have found the singular tale I’d been searching for, and finally return to this genre that’s so close to my heart.”
Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek) has been working closing with Scott on the script. ”In a world flooded with prequels, sequels and reboots, I was incredibly struck by just how original Ridley’s vision was for this movie,” says Lindelof. “It’s daring, visceral and hopefully, the last thing anyone expects. When I sat in a movie theater as a kid, feet raised off the floor for fear that something might grab my ankles, I never dreamed in my wildest imagination I would one day get to collaborate with the man responsible for it. Working alongside him has been nothing short of a dream come true.”
As for casting, only Noomi Rapace has been signed on to play scientist Elizabeth Shaw and Fox says other roles “would be cast soon.” I’m really looking forward to Prometheus. If you recall, the three Alien sequels were helmed by different directors (James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, respectively), and so I’m intrigued that Scott is so confident he can inject new life into his original creation.