On April 25, Twentieth Century Fox released a new featurette for Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus.” The video promotes the director as much as the sci-fi film, yet provides fans waiting for the movie’s release with some new footage to analyze.
The brief featurette focuses on Scott, emphasizing his moviemaking legacy as a “visionary director” by alternating behind-the-scenes commentary with film footage. The video also underscores “Prometheus’s” relationship to “Alien” by referring to the former as “a film thirty years in the making.”
Watch the “Prometheus” video here, on at Apple in HD.
“So here we are. I’m back again. I’m thrilled to be doing another science fiction,” Scott introduces himself. He then says about “Prometheus,” “It’s all about everything. I’m one of those directors who comes from the ‘I’m all about everything’ school.”
Scott’s statements fit with the director’s persona and expansive vision. But they also reflect the studio’s clever strategy marketing the movie’s mysterious relationship to “Alien,” to which “Prometheus” is technically (but loosely) a prequel.
Appropriately given Scott’s words, the featurette provides viewers with a little bit of everything. Scenes with the cast – which includes Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce – are matched by shots of the ships, dust storms and dark vistas that make up Scott’s universe.
Theron, in keeping with the featurette’s focus, calls Scott her “fantasy director.” Fassbender adds Scott is “at the top of his game,” while Marshall-Green notes the director “wants to push the envelope as far as he can.”
The cast’s to-be-expected praise of Scott is backed up by footage that hints at what may come from the director pushing that envelope. It’s a compelling mix of action, suspense, and mystery that appears to validate the high expectations fans have for Ridley Scott’s follow-up to “Alien.”
“Prometheus” opens in 3D on June 8.
Pittsburgh movie-goers can catch 3D movies at the AMC Loews Waterfront 22 and Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills. Look for locations and movie tickets available for online purchase at Fandango.
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