When a studio decides to release a scifi movie during Christmas, they think it has both commercial and awards potential. Both certainly seem possible for Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. Sony Pictures debuted the first footage from the film at CinemaCon, and it looks amazing.
Is Jennifer Lawrence going to space? Is Chris Pratt going ... back to space? A new report has the duo in talks to head up the cast of Passengers, with Imitation Game director Morton Tyldum at the helm.
Marvel Studios is negotiating with Jon Spaihts to write the script for Doctor Strange. And not to leap to conclusions (but to absolutely leap to conclusions), but do we really trust one of the Prometheus writers to produce a good script for this?
Another big star is in talks to join Passengers, the depressing cryo-sleep drama from Jon Spaihts (Prometheus). Which asks: If you were doomed to a lifetime of solitude, would you doom another to your fate just so you wouldn't be lonely?
Before Jon Spaihts wrote the early script drafts for Prometheus, he was famous for some of his spec scripts — notably Passengers. which turned up on the "black list" of unproduced screenplays. And now, Keanu Reeves is producing and starring in Passengers, with a Game of Thrones director on board.
Prometheus scribe Jon Spaiths has been hired by Disney to jumpstart the long stalled Black Hole reboot, spearheaded by Oblivion and Tron Legacy director Joe Kosinski. And going by Kosinski's aesthetic, we're imagining a very video game friendly reboot that swaps out google-eyed robots for Svedka bots.
Prometheus made more than $400 million worldwide (although it underperformed stateside) — so a sequel seems like a safe bet. Except, according to one report, there's no forward movement on a sequel, because nobody can figure out what happens next after the first movie's somewhat baffling ending.
Yesterday Jon Spaihts' original Prometheus script popped up on the internet. And it included lots, and lots, and lots of differences with the version that we actually saw on screen, after Damon Lindelof had rewritten it. But what are the biggest changes, and does it make any more sense?
Did Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, Prometheus, ever really have a chance? Was there ever a script where scientists make logical decisions? Did the Engineers ever really make sense? Find out for yourself, because the first, pre-Damon Lindelof script (penned by Jon Spaiths) is online.
If there was something missing from Prometheus aside from logic and quasi-competent scientists, it was an alien creature bursting from a human chest. An earlier version of the movie's script involved a particularly bloody encounter with just such a critter. Spoilers ahead.
However you feel about Prometheus, one thing's for sure: This movie has inspired more arguments than any film in the past few years. What's it all about? Does it actually mean anything at all? David J. Williams, author of The Mirrored Heavens, The Burning Sky and the Machinery of Light, has a few theories that might…
Ridley Scott's Prometheus is one of the year's most visually stunning movies. It's full of astonishing images that live on in your mind's eye after you leave the theater — and every single one of those images was the result of hours of work by a team of designers who worked literally around the clock.
Just how many elements of Alien were there in some earlier versions of the Prometheus script? Earlier this week, we talked to screenwriter Jon Spaihts, who says the basic storyline is the same but there's "some truth" to the idea that his script started out as more of an Alien prequel than what Ridley Scott ended up…
Jon Spaihts wrote five drafts of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, before handing it off to Damon Lindelof. He's also become known in Hollywood as the go-to writer for hard science fiction and space adventure, after his space romance Passengers landed on the Black List of the best unproduced scripts. And he's written two…