Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Review: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner & More Review: ‘Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation’ Starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner & More Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Relativity Puts 'Jane Got A Gun' And More Up For Sale As They Fight Off Bankruptcy Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work Watch: 4-Minute Tribute To Lars von Trier's Masterful Film Work New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Union Rep Says Safety Was A Concern On 'The Revenant' Shoot Union Rep Says Safety Was A Concern On 'The Revenant' Shoot All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie

Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Moves To Summer Date: June 8, 2012

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 26, 2011 at 6:51AM

Just last week, Disney moved their ambitious live-action sci-fi film “John Carter of Mars” from a previously scheduled summer 2012 date to March 8, 2012 pitting it opposite Ridley Scott's gestating "Prometheus." With both films being big, expensive sci-fi projects we figured it was only a matter of time before "Prometheus" shifted and now it has.
2


Just last week, Disney moved their ambitious live-action sci-fi film “John Carter of Mars” from a previously scheduled summer 2012 date to March 8, 2012 pitting it opposite Ridley Scott's gestating "Prometheus." With both films being big, expensive sci-fi projects we figured it was only a matter of time before "Prometheus" shifted and now it has.

20th Century Fox has simply placed "Prometheus" in the vacant June 8, 2012 date "John Carter of Mars" left behind. Frankly, it's a much better date for what is going to be a massive tentpole vehicle and we didn't figure it was the kind of movie Ridley Scott was going to bang out in just over a year to make a spring release date. Starring Noomi Rapace and written by Damon Lindelof, details are being kept under wraps for the spinoff/sequel set in the same universe as the "Alien" films but with a new/expanded mythology. So don't expect a direct, chronological sequel or prequel; this will be slightly different. Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron are said to be circling the supporting role of the tough, but sexy Vickers in the film.

With a move to the summer, Ridley Scott now has a bit more breathing room as the film ramps up to go into production. It will shoot in 3D utilizing RED Epic cameras with cinematographer Dariusz Wolski (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” ”Alice in Wonderland,” “Eagle Eye”) behind the camera and H.R. Giger is expected to be back taking care of creature design.

There is no competition on the June 8, 2012 date yet, but the next Judd Apatow-directed comedy/"Knocked Up" spin-off opens a week before, and Disney's animated "Brave" hits the following week.[BoxOfficeMojo]

This article is related to: Films, Genre Films, Prometheus


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates