There are some new images including first looks at characters with their mini-bios online for one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year, Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. This is exciting stuff. We get more on Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron Michael Fassbender ( I had no idea that David’s look was modeled on T.E. Lawrence) and Logan Marshall Green, of course, but we also get our first real look at Idris Elba’s Captain Janek as well as Sean Harris’ Fifield (no one had to tell me his character was going to be a bit nuts) and Rafe Spall as Milburn. (I’m a Rafe Spall fan. I remember him in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz certainly, but I was hooked after He Kills Coppers.)
The new goodies come courtesy of this month's Empire (on sale now and it includes an exclusive interview with Sir Ridley.)
The director apparently dissected his eagerly awaited epic all the way down to its Alien roots and shined a light on the infamous "Space Jockey".
"[I've wanted to revisit it for] years! Years, years, years," he stresses of Alien's space traveller subplot. "I always wondered when they did [Aliens] 2, 3 and 4 why they hadn't touched upon that, instead of evolving into some other fantastic story. They missed the biggest question of them all: who's the big guy? And where were they going? And with what? Why that cargo? There's all kinds of questions."
Another question for Scott is the film's rating. He hints that the violence may have been toned-down enough to facilitate a PG-13 rating, but intriguingly suggests that the impact will match the R-grade shocks of Alien and Aliens. "The question is, do you go for the PG-13, [which] financially makes quite a difference, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Essentially, it's kinda R."
"It's not just about the blood, it's about ideas that are very stressful. I'm not an idiot, but I'll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can."
I’m definitely on board with that. Sir Ridley has been very generous with regard to letting us into his process, showing us snippets and glimpses of the finished product, etc. Considering how infamously guarded he usually is, this is like a whold new leaf. Bring it on! I'm ready for whatever he wants to give us, about Prometheus or any of his other films. I can't wait until filming starts this summer for The Counselor with Michael Fassbender. I am definitely going to be looking for goodies from that shoot!
Prometheus opens in the UK on 1st June and June 8 in the US.