Twentieth Century Fox Film has released teaser images of the upcoming science fiction film Prometheus, directed by RIdley Scott. Early rumors suggested that this was supposed to be a prequel to the Alien series, but now it is believed that this will be a standalone film acting only as a slight precursor to the Alien films. If this sounds like the kind of movie you would like to be involved in, you may want to explore information on film schools in California.

Not much is known except that a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

The Prometheus cast features the talented and stunning Charlize TheronMichael Fassbender from X-Men: First ClassNoomi Rapace (the original Lisbeth Salander), Patrick Wilson from WatchmenGuy Pearce from L.A. Confidential, and Stringer Bell aka Idris Elba.

The sci-fi epic is currently in production and slated to be released this coming summer on June 8, 2012.


Noomi Rapace on Prometheus via Collider:

It’s kind of crazy. I was doing ADR two weeks ago, in London, and it looks fantastic. I remember when I came into some of the sets, it just blew me away. It took my breath away, with the way they created it. We didn’t have green screen. I think we had it twice. They built everything. It felt like magic. It’s stunning. What’s so fantastic, with Ridley [Scott], is that he’s such an artist and he creates really big, amazing shots, but it’s still brutally beautiful, at the same time. I can’t wait to see it!

I feel like my character is the heart in the movie. You follow her, and she changes. In the beginning, she’s a believer. She believes in God and she has a very strong faith. She is a scientist and an archaeologist. She’s on this mission, and she’s full of hope. In the middle of the movie, things happen and she changes into more of a warrior. And in the end, she’s such a survivor. It was really a quite intense and dramatic journey for me to go through, and to do with Ridley and the other actors. But, when we were finished and we wrapped in Iceland, I remember that it was almost like I came back to Earth because I’d been on this spaceship and I’d been out on this weird planet. It’s always quite fascinating, when I look back at things and I realize how deep into it I actually was. It’s almost like I’m occupied by something.

Michael Fassbender on the connection to Alien via MTV:

“Oh, absolutely. There’s a definite connecting vein,” Fassbender told MTV News when asked pointblank whether or not “Prometheus” and “Alien” are connected. “You realize you’re part of something else, but it’s definitely in keeping with the old ones.”

Although it explores other areas of that universe, it appears that “Prometheus” and “Alien” exist in the same space. For Fassbender, that connection was initially a bit overwhelming: “When I read it, I was like, ‘Well, okay, another Alien. Where do you go with this idea?’ And then I sort of read the script, and it’s new, yet it’s in keeping with the old traditions as well. But there’s a whole new revelation within this film.”

“The first ‘Alien’ [movies], they were thrillers,” he continued. “Something’s going on. It’s creeping, it’s sinister. Things are happening, it’s building, [and there are] different sorts of intrigues and politics going on between the different relationships on board.”

Fassbender’s description of “Prometheus” echoes back to the atmosphere of Scott’s original “Alien” movie, but according to the actor, it’s not all claustrophobic horror – there’s action as well.

“There’s action in it,” he said, “but the intelligence is what struck me when I read it. It’s more sort of like the original ones. There are things happening and building, and the intelligence of the first two-thirds of the film gets you ready for the action.”

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Scott directs Rapace on the set of PROMETHEUS. TM and © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Rapace & Katie Dickie (right) (w/ Fassbender, background) explore the Ampule room. TM and © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

A monolithic figure towers over the explorers of a distant planet. TM and © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Logan Marshall-Green, Rapace, and Fassbender explore a planet in the darkest corners of the universe. TM and © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Theron & Elba on the bridge of the ship Prometheus. TM and © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.