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Watch: 4 New Clips From 'Prometheus' Celebrate Untrustworthy Androids & Ominous Possibilities

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 1, 2012 9:24 AM
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Androids. Anyone that saw Ridley Scott's "Alien" and "Blade Runner" knows that the director is fairly dubious about the apparent artificial intelligence that will be commonplace in the future. With Scott's "Prometheus" currently playing overseas and only a week away from release on this side of the Atlantic, it's clear that the director is still suspicious about man playing God, as evidenced by the beautiful but creepy viral video concerning Michael Fassbender's android character David. Now, Fox has released four new preview clips from "Prometheus," some of which highlight the possible duplicity of Fassbender's David, while the others point to a grim outcome for the characters, no matter whether the threat is human or android. And in case you're wondering: yes, these are pretty spoilery, so don't watch if you want to go into the movie fresh.

Review: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Is A Gorgeous, Fascinating Muddle Of Ideas That Can't Stick The Landing

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 30, 2012 7:11 PM
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Ambition is a rare thing in movies these days, especially when it comes to summer blockbuster fare. There might be ambitions to blow up bigger things, or include more bad guys, or feature more stars, but in terms of real ambition -- telling big stories, about big subjects, on a huge canvas -- only a handful of filmmakers are really playing ball. Far more so than its predecessor "Alien," which is, after all, pretty much a haunted house designed to scare the living hell out of you, Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" has big ambitions. It wants to ask the big questions -- where do we come from? Why are we here? -- while also serving as a 3D, CGI-filled thrill ride.

Watch: See Even More Of 'Prometheus' In 2 New Featurettes For Ridley Scott's Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 7:23 PM
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On Monday, press screenings for Ridley Scott's long-awaited, highly anticipated "Prometheus" will begin, and the word will slowly come out as to whether it's a masterpiece, a misfire, or something in between. But if 20th Century Fox's marketing campaign continues to go the way it has so far, you'll probably have seen the whole movie by Sunday night, thanks to the large amount of clips and featurettes that have been barfed out onto the web. And now there are two more.

Watch: God Does Not Build In Straight Lines In New Clip From 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2012 11:51 AM
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" 'Prometheus' originated from a very simple question that haunted me after the first 'Alien,' and no one answered in subsequent 'Alien' films: who was the Space Jockey—the big guy in the seat? We didn’t know if it was going to be a sequel or a prequel. I think you might not even argue it’s a prequel because it moves so far away from the original," Ridley Scott recently wrote in Newsweek, adding another puzzle piece to the movie. And as the continuing promotional train for "Prometheus" keeps chugging along, we're seeing more and more of what this not-a-prequel-exactly will be offering.

Yes, There Are Even More New Images From 'Prometheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 5:12 PM
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In case you haven't figured it out by this point, the Fox marketing department's tactic for promoting "Prometheus" is essentially a winner-takes-all, carpet bomb campaign that will crush you with pics, clips, teasers and God knows what else, until you don't even want to see the movie anymore. Okay, who are we kidding, you'll still want to see this, but we kind of just wish we could fast-forward the clock already.

'Prometheus' Star Logan Marshall-Green To Play Tennessee Williams In Carson McCullers Biopic 'Lonely Hunter'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • May 10, 2012 10:43 AM
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Actor Logan Marshall-Green is hardly a household name, but after paying his bills working in theater and various TV shows — most recently in TNT's canceled "Dark Blue" — he transitioned to movies. After a supporting role in "Brooklyn's Finest" and being one of the few bright spots in 2010's predictably banal "Devil," it's Marshall-Green's upcoming role in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" that quickly earned him a spot on our list of 10 actors we're tipping for stardom. The actor's next turn will see him skip on genre fare and rely more on his theatrical acumen, as he is set to portray playwright Tennessee Williams in a new biopic.

Watch: New 'Prometheus' Featurette Has Bits Of New Footage, Keeps Excitement Level High

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • April 26, 2012 10:17 AM
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We couldn’t be more excited about the June release of director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi opus “Prometheus.” After a couple years now of speculating how/if it will fit into the “Alien” canon and a series of near spoilers, we don’t have much longer to wait until we discover the answers to all our questions. This kind of anticipation is something the marketing folks over at 20th Century Fox must be well aware of, as they continue to fan the flames with scraps of enticing promotional material all over the place, making cinephiles and film blogs alike scavengers of the web, much akin to the space jockeys that scrounge up trash all over the galaxy in the “Alien” universe.

On The Rise 2012: 10 Actors We're Tipping For Stardom In The Future

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 29, 2012 3:30 PM
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Last week, we took a look at the relative dearth of leading men in Hollywood: why Tom Cruise, Will Smith et al remain at the top of the tree, and why so few serious competitors have emerged since. But one of the most exciting things about our job is getting to watch the new names that emerge, breakouts who have the potential to join the A-listers, or at the very least, deliver a host of hugely exciting performances for decades to come.

Paul Dano, Toby Kebbell, Michael Pitt & More Testing To Play Tetsuo In 'Akira'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 21, 2011 12:00 PM
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Akiva Goldsman Looking At Tom Hiddleston & Benjamin Walker To Lead Directorial Debut 'Winter's Tale'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 7, 2011 10:00 AM
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First up is "Winter's Tale," set to mark the big-screen directorial debut of Akiva Goldsman, the Oscar-winning writer of "A Beautiful Mind," and smack-deserving writer of "Batman & Robin" and "The Da Vinci Code." Announced back in February, the film sees Goldsman tackle Mark Helprin's much-praised 1983 novel of the same name, which follows an orphan on the run from a criminal gang, who breaks into a New York mansion, only to fall in love with a dying woman, with reincarnation, apocalypse, rainbow bridges and a flying white horse all cropping up as well. It's something of a passion project for the screenwriter, who's been attached since 2009, and he spent the weekend performing some chemistry reads with some young talent for the lead roles.

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