Starring: Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba
Director: Ridley Scott
Release Date: 8 June 2012
Ridley Scott directed the very first Alien movie in 1979 that spawned a number of sequels and returns to the franchise to direct Prometheus a movie that is a prequel to the 1979 movie…but it is not. Confused? So am I. Prometheus was originally going to be a direct prequel to the franchise but Scott reworked the script in order that this movie could be a stand alone project where viewers needn’t be familiar with the series in order to understand and follow this film.
The Alien franchise has had its ups and downs. The first sequel to Alien was the 1986 movie Aliens directed by James Cameron famous for directing the first two Terminator movies and the blockbusters Titanic and Avatar. Many critics site Aliens as the best of the franchise. Two less successful sequels followed, Alien 3 in 1992 and Alien Resurrection in 1997. There have also been two crossover movies with the Predator franchise, Alien vs. Predator (also known as AVP) in 2004 and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (also known as AVP:R) in 2007, a movie filmed with so many dark scenes at night that it is virtually impossible to know what is happening on screen. The two crossover movies were panned by the critics and where not that popular with the fans.
The basic story line of Prometheus is that it is set 30 years prior to the first film where humans have first contact with the race of giant beings discovered by the crew of the Nostromo in the 1979 original Alien movie. The trailer does look promising and I am looking forward to this movie.
Posted on April 30, 2012, in Captain's Log..., Coming soon.... and tagged Alien, Aliens, James Cameron, Previews, Prometheus, Ridley Scott, Summer Movies 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.