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Ronan sets up why we should be excited for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus…

May 13th, 2012 by Marc Comments

We take a salivatory glance ahead to Ridley Scott’s ferociously anticipated Alien prequel Prometheus, out on June 1st.

Picking up where he left off thirty years ago with sci-fi classic Alien, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus  will see the Gladiator director return to the genre he re-defined in existential epic Blade Runner.
Set thirty seven years before the events of Alien, Prometheus sees a crew of scientists – including Irish acting sensation Michael Fassbender as a cyborg! – led by archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace) on an expedition to answer the biggest question of them all: Where do we come from?’
In an interview with Empire magazine, Scott revealed a desire to do more with Prometheus than simply provoke a reaction. With the age-old question ‘Why are we here?’ gnawing away at him, this time around it seems he wants to challenge us in a different way. “What this film does do”, says Scott, “…is open up a whole different door. A much bigger door, away from monsters and demons”.
Prometheus, like Alien before it, offers something new and exciting from the sci-fi genre, something we can relate to on a human level, in an environment that is (for want of a better word) entirely alien to us.

Ronan Wright
Ronan is the creator of, and head writer at, Filmplicity

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….