La prima immagine di Prometheus

Dal Comic-Con di San Diego arriva la prima immagine di Prometheus, il nuovo film di Ridley Scott, che ritornerà nel mondo di Alien, da una prospettiva del tutto nuova. Scritto da Damon Lindelof ed interpretato da Noomi Rapace, Charlize Theron e da Michael Fassbender, il film arriverà sui nostri schermi l’anno prossimo.

Scott si è detto entusiasta soprattutto delle riprese in stereoscopia: “3D has been a wonderful exercise but I was brought up as a camera operator so its really about lensing and all that kind of stuff. So with the help I’ve had from a wonderful cameraman and his technical team its been, for me, a pretty straight forward ride. That said I’ll never work without 3D again, even for small dialogue scenes. I love the whole process. 3D opens up the universe of even a small dialogue scene so I’ve been very impressed with that.

Scott ha confermato che il film sarà PG-13, cioè visibile da tutti. Ma sarà comunque approntata una versione R rated, forse per l’home video.

Anche Damon Lindelof e Charlize Theron sono intervenuti senza sbilanciarsi troppo.

Questo il resoconto delle immagini mostrate, secondo Slash Film:

What we saw wasn’t a trailer, but more like a behind the scenes featurette. Ridley Scott is seen on the massive 007 stage at Pinewood studios, with some of the very Alien-like production design in the background. (Think of the look of the interior of the derelict spaceship in which the characters in Alien first find the xenomoprh eggs and you’ll get the idea.)

There is quite a lot in the footage shown that looked very specifically Alien: a giant open space that looks like it is missing only a huge fossilized Space Jockey; other massive spaces with curved striated walls and floors covered with ordered rows of what look very much like xenomorph eggs. The tone of Alien was there, too — the environments we see aren’t quite as blue-collar and run down, but the feeling of dread and atmosphere is there in spades. Oh, and when the title screen came up at the end, letters in Prometheus formed in much the same way the title for Alien forms in that film.

The footage we see of Michael Fassbender seems to support the rumor that he plays a Bishop-like android. He’s got a slightly stylized look that isn’t quite human. (Ridley Scott said there might be two androids in the film.) Other elements of the design depart slightly from the core Alien template, but don’t feel out of place. Keeping with the sense that this isn’t taking place on the same sort of working-class ship seen in that film, the space suits are a little nicer and more pretty, the environments are more clean and gleaming. Some of the shots bear a rather stylized look that is somewhere between the clean, symmetrical aesthetic of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 and a slightly different ‘clean space’ vision that is a little bit Blade Runner and a little bit Mass Effect.

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