Prometheus, out June 8th in the USA, is projected to be one of the biggest blockbuster hits of the summer. The film is about a team of explorers that discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Here is all you need to know about the movie:
Running time: 124 minutes
Budget: $120 to 130 million
Producers and David Giler rejoin Ridley Scott for the first time in over 30 years since they first collaborated on Alien
Director Ridley Scott named the film "Prometheus", seeing the name aptly fit the film's themes: "It's the story of creation; the gods and the man who stood against them." In Greek mythology, the Titan Prometheus was a servant of the gods, who stole and gave to mankind the gift of fire, an immeasurable benefit that changed the human race forever (for better AND worse).
The film contains approximately 1300 digital VFX shots.
An innovative viral campaign was used to promote the film, consisting in several videos depicting the near future world from the film.
Was originally intended as a prequel to Ridley Scott's Alien, but Scott decided to turn it into an original film with Noomi Rapace (who was already set to star) still in the cast as one of five main characters. Some time later however it was confirmed that while the movie will take place in the same universe as Alien and greatly reference that movie, it will mostly be an original movie and not a direct prequel.