Recent international trailer for Prometheus ...
Prometheus is the new sci-fi movie from director Ridley Scott, who brought us Alien and Blade Runner (among many other cool movies). His brother, Tony Scott, is also a famous director, who did movies like True Romance.
The Alien franchise has been all over the place. It started in 1979 with Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver. It went to James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) in 1986 with Aliens. It went to David Fincher (Seven, The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) in 1992. The quirky French director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, The City of Lost Children) took over in 1997 with Alien: Resurrection (with a Ripley that was resurrected with genetic experiments). Then, the franchise combined with Predator in AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004) and AVP: Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007). Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil director and Milla Jovovich's husband) did the 2004 AVP movie, and it wasn't that bad. It was kind of refreshing to see two of our favorite villains back in one movie. I haven't seen the 2007 version, but its directors, Colin Strause and Greg Strause (brothers) have a history of doing visual effects in big movies.
I am hoping Prometheus will return to us to the classics of Alien and Aliens, two well-made movies that still hold up very well today.
It has an interesting cast: Charlize Theron (no explanation needed), Michael Fassbender (the "It" actor right now ... look up how many high profile movies he has been in), Noomi Rapace (the original "girl with the dragon tattoo" ... she starred in all 3 original Swedish films based on the mega-selling Stieg Larsson trilogy, and she owns the role of Lisbeth Salander), Patrick Wilson (who has starred in cool movies like "Little Children" with Kate Winslet), and Guy Pearce ("Memento"!).
Therefore, there is no reason why this movie should not do well.
In other news, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott are shown to be producing a movie called "Postdamer Platz" on IMDB.com (this could be an error or rumor) so here are some photos I took of Postdamer Platz in Berlin last July.