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Ridley Scott's Alien kinda-prequel Prometheus gets an official synopsis and Ben Foster

Jun. 30, 2011by: Dave Davis

We've still been trying to piece together just what filmmaker Ridley Scott is doing with his ALIEN-"related" sci-fi project PROMETHEUS, based on the most recent cryptic comments from writer Damon Lindelof and co-star Michael Fassbender.

A summary finally drifted across the data-tubes this week, giving supposed details about the "space jockey" and the human travelers, but we're told that's not accurate.

Here's the official (if brief) line: "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."

Not exactly (chest)bursting with information, but that's the one we're sticking with until we can scratch up something more specific.

We've also confirmed that Ben Foster is now part of the cast that includes Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Michael Fassbender. Foster has experience dealing with deep space problems from the under-appreciated PANDORUM.

We'll learn all the mysteries of the universe (the one with xenomorphs, anyway) when PROMETHEUS arrives on June 8, 2012. In 3D, of course.

Source: JoBlo.com

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8:30AM on 07/04/2011

@Sulaco

agreed.
good cast thought.
1 year still, ouh well, atleast its not 2013.
agreed.
good cast thought.
1 year still, ouh well, atleast its not 2013.
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11:16PM on 07/04/2011
Thanx, i like that you probably know EXACTLY what i mean...the guy that commented on my post thinks that just bc i realize there's a small margin or error between making a cool, dangerous, sleek sci-fi film...and something way too heady and existential is tossing the "must have liked transformers" dig at me to be a douche...put it this way...if this film is not the right balance of space horror/action and thinking man's dilemma, it's not gonna work, bc the BENCHMARK was set so high with ALIENS
Thanx, i like that you probably know EXACTLY what i mean...the guy that commented on my post thinks that just bc i realize there's a small margin or error between making a cool, dangerous, sleek sci-fi film...and something way too heady and existential is tossing the "must have liked transformers" dig at me to be a douche...put it this way...if this film is not the right balance of space horror/action and thinking man's dilemma, it's not gonna work, bc the BENCHMARK was set so high with ALIENS in the action department- anything attached to the franchise will forever be compared by proxy...and the horror element was set so high by the original ALIEN same thing happens- it gets compared..if both those marks are forsaken, even if this film is like a embryonic-relative of the ALIEN films, and we stray into, dare i say "2001: space odyssey territory" with this flick...it's not gonna be the balance people are looking forward to...it's already got something to prove by just being a satisfying tie in to the core ALIEN mythology thru the action and horror...there's no time for this movie to be overly cerebral...it doesn't have to be all action...but there's no way it'll work if it's over wrought with ALIEN existentialism.
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2:23AM on 07/04/2011
Fuck Yea Ben Foster!
Fuck Yea Ben Foster!
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7:46PM on 07/01/2011

NICE!

This is great news. I love Ben Foster.
This is great news. I love Ben Foster.
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11:33AM on 07/01/2011
You guys forgot to mention Guy Pearce is also in this movie.
You guys forgot to mention Guy Pearce is also in this movie.
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8:58AM on 07/01/2011
Incredible cast.
Incredible cast.
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7:58AM on 07/01/2011
Foster should be a huge name. Hopefully this project will kick ass and give him a boost.
Foster should be a huge name. Hopefully this project will kick ass and give him a boost.
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5:14AM on 07/01/2011
Why the hell would they hire Foster for this?! Dont they know better? He keeps stealing the show in every movie he's in
Why the hell would they hire Foster for this?! Dont they know better? He keeps stealing the show in every movie he's in
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5:05AM on 07/01/2011

dont get too existential.

I just hope this flick doesn't get too existential...there's a fine line to run between making an epic sci-fi film about the most dangerous corners of the universe...and bogging it down with meaning of life bullshit...
I just hope this flick doesn't get too existential...there's a fine line to run between making an epic sci-fi film about the most dangerous corners of the universe...and bogging it down with meaning of life bullshit...
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4:32AM on 07/03/2011
you must have enjoyed Transformers
you must have enjoyed Transformers
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4:28AM on 07/01/2011
This cast is amazing!!! cant wait!!
This cast is amazing!!! cant wait!!
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2:21AM on 07/01/2011

Fuck yeah!

Ben Foster!
Ben Foster!
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1:26AM on 07/01/2011
Just glad to see Ben Foster getting more work.
Just glad to see Ben Foster getting more work.
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11:54PM on 06/30/2011

2 Parts?

I remember when this was still a full on Alien prequel that it was being said it was going to be in 2 parts. Does anyone know if this is still going to be in two parts.
I remember when this was still a full on Alien prequel that it was being said it was going to be in 2 parts. Does anyone know if this is still going to be in two parts.
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1:27AM on 07/01/2011
Not as far as I know. I'm pretty sure they scrapped that idea and they're just going with the singular Prometheus film. If it does well, though, I'm sure we'll get more
Not as far as I know. I'm pretty sure they scrapped that idea and they're just going with the singular Prometheus film. If it does well, though, I'm sure we'll get more
10:59PM on 06/30/2011

MAKING XENOMORPHS COOL AGAIN

If the leaked plot synopsis is any kind of accurate, I'm sold!!! Plus Ben Foster(!), I'd watch him read Chekov on a black stage and still think he's one of the craziest actors (in a good way) out there.
If the leaked plot synopsis is any kind of accurate, I'm sold!!! Plus Ben Foster(!), I'd watch him read Chekov on a black stage and still think he's one of the craziest actors (in a good way) out there.
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10:30PM on 06/30/2011
And it's going to be rated R, right? Regardless, Ridley Scott hasn't failed once with either of his scifi opuses. I have no doubt he'll blow my socks off. Not to mention Fassbender kicked 10 types of ass as Magneto; and I don't have anything bad to say about any of the other cast members. I'm ready. I'm ready.

I'm ready.
And it's going to be rated R, right? Regardless, Ridley Scott hasn't failed once with either of his scifi opuses. I have no doubt he'll blow my socks off. Not to mention Fassbender kicked 10 types of ass as Magneto; and I don't have anything bad to say about any of the other cast members. I'm ready. I'm ready.

I'm ready.
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10:24PM on 06/30/2011
This movie is going to destroy everyone's expectations.. and they're high as shit.
This movie is going to destroy everyone's expectations.. and they're high as shit.
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1:51AM on 07/01/2011
wtf, how come I cant like this post x10
wtf, how come I cant like this post x10
10:04PM on 06/30/2011
I had to laugh .. I saw the pic of Foster and immediately thought of Pandorum while reading the synopsis. Hoping this isnt Pandorum redux.
I had to laugh .. I saw the pic of Foster and immediately thought of Pandorum while reading the synopsis. Hoping this isnt Pandorum redux.
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