It’s only a couple of weeks until Prometheus finally hits on June 1st, and now a couple of new featurettes have been released to take us deeper into the movie and get us a little bit more excited (if that’s possible). Here’s the synopsis: ‘Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which 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.’
They’re really playing up the potential lesbian undertones of Passion, although I have a horrible feeling it’s more to appeal to the baser instincts of straight men than because this will actually be a good depiction of women’s desire. Hopefully I’m wrong, but the fact that both the first poster and the first image both see Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams about to kiss does suggest this is more about men’s desire than women’s.
The poster was released ahead of the movie looking for international distributors at Cannes.
Based on Alain Corneau’s film Crime d’amour, Passion is ‘An erotic thriller in the tradition of “Dressed To Kill” and “Basic Instinct” [neither of which were exactly great depictions of the LGBTQ community], Brian de Palma’s PASSION tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé Isabelle is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They’re on the same team, after all… Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over the younger woman, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out. On the night of the murder, Isabelle is at the ballet, while Christine receives an invitation to seduction. From whom? Christine loves surprises. Naked she goes to meet the mystery lover waiting in her bedroom…’
All the way through 2010’s Sherlock Holmes, a shadowy figure lurked in the background who seemed to have a finger in every pie and used the mayhem Sherlock was involved with to his own ends. In A Game Of Shadows that figure steps forward, with Jared Harris as Professor James Moriarty, who is Sherlock’s intellectual equal, even if he uses his brains for very different ends.
A series of explosions is rocking Europe and threaten to destabilise the already tenuous peace between the nations, with war a very real possibility. As you’d expect, Sherlock is soon deep in this conspiracy and has very quickly worked out that Moriarty is involved. However it’s not enough to know who’s behind it, as there’s no tangible evidence. As a result Holmes must investigate and work out Moriarty’s end game in order to stop the villain. [Read more…]
The first image has arrived from Brian De Palma’s upcoming thriller Passion, which suggests there’s going to be a bit of homoeroticism in this tale of two women locked in a power struggle. The pic above features Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams looking rather noir.
Based on Alain Corneau’s film Crime d’amour, the film is ‘An erotic thriller in the tradition of “Dressed To Kill” and “Basic Instinct”, Brian de Palma’s PASSION tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine possesses the natural elegance and casual ease associated with one who has a healthy relationship with money and power. Innocent, lovely and easily exploited, her admiring protégé Isabelle is full of cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no qualms about stealing. They’re on the same team, after all… Christine takes pleasure in exercising control over the younger woman, leading her one step at a time ever deeper into a game of seduction and manipulation, dominance and humiliation. But when Isabelle falls into bed with one of Christine’s lovers, war breaks out. On the night of the murder, Isabelle is at the ballet, while Christine receives an invitation to seduction. From whom? Christine loves surprises. Naked she goes to meet the mystery lover waiting in her bedroom…’
Quite frankly, the moment they called their ship the Prometheus they should have known they were in trouble. After all, in Greek mythology Prometheus ended up have his liver being eaten by an eagle for all eternity while he was chained to a rock, in punishment for stealing fire from the gods. However, while they should have probably picked a better name, the movie looks awesome, and now a new three-minute international trailer have arrived, which premiered last night on UK TV and is now available online. There’s loads of new footage, including plenty of intriguing links as to how it will be linked to Alien. It’s undoubtedly exciting, and we only have a few weeks to wait, as the film is due in cinemas June 1st.
Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Scandinavian adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, is busy putting together his English-language debut, Dead Man Down. Now Variety reports that Terrence Howard has joined the cast.
Noomi Rapace will play the lead character, who enlists the help of a shady criminal (Colin Farrell) to get revenge on the mob boss who murdered her family. Terrence Howard will play the crime lord, Alphonse Hoyt, who is used to being feared before this revenge-seeking duo wreaks havoc on his crime enterprise. A few days ago Dominic Cooper signed up to play Colin Farrell’s partner on the street.
Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Philadelphia.
When Empire debuted their Prometheus cover and article, a load of grainy new images were scanned in. Now proper versions of them have shown up online, which we can now taken a proper look at and sees what clues we can glean. You can see them all above and below.
The film’s out June 1st, and sees Ridley Scott returning to the world of Alien, but set decades before, looking at the search for humanity’s origins among they stars, which may also lead to the origins of the viscious creatures that later stalk Ellen Ripley.
Dominic Cooper could do with some success, as while he signed up for a lot of movies (quite a few of which he ends up dropping out of), he hasn’t had a massive amount of post-Mamma Mia success. He’ll be hoping that Dead Man Down is a hit, as Variety reports that director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has cast him in the movie.
Last November Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace attached themselved to star in this action-thriller about a woman (Rapace) who enlists the help of a criminal (Farrell) to get revenge on those who murdered her family. Dominic Cooper will play Darcy, Farrell’s partner in crime on the street.
Niels Arden Oplev will direct from a screenplay by J.H. Wyman, with shooting st to begin later this month.
Over the weekend a superb new trailer for Prometheus debuted, and while it’s difficult not to feel Fox is slightly going for overkill on its marketing for the movie, they’ve also released a slightly extended UK version of the trailer featuring quite a lot of different footage. It all looks great, and if nothing else it proves that visually nobody does sci-fi like Ridley Scott. The film sees people heading off into the stars looking for the origins of mankind that have been hinted at in civilisations across the ages, but getting more than they bargained for. The sort-of Alien prequel is out June 1st.
After an almost farcical amount of hype, the full trailer for Prometheus has arrived, and it’s epic! While Ridley Scott has been keen to say it’s not an Alien movie, the trailer makes it clear that this is a full-on prequel to the famed series, even if it doesn’t feature the creatures themselves. It also gives us a better hint at the plot, with clues in ancient Earth civilisations hinting at the existence of an alien species the spaceship Prometheus sets off to find, only to discover things are more dangerous than they expected. Take a look at the trailer below and prepare to be impressed! We’ve also includes a new viral below, about growing your own Michael Fassbender!